Lukas Jutkiewicz scored his fifth goal of the season to snatch a point as Birmingham drew 1-1 at Nahki Wells’ Huddersfield Town.
Jutkiewicz, who had a loan spell at Huddersfield as a youngster, cancelled out a goal from Elias Kachunga.
Huddersfield dominated the game without finding a cutting edge but looked set for all three points when Kachunga struck in the second half.
The lead only lasted four minutes as Jutkiewicz claimed a point Birmingham barely deserved.
Birmingham keeper Tomasz Kuszczak was equal to a fierce 20-yard strike from Wells, punching the ball straight back out, Wells had another sight of goal in first-half stoppage time when he ran onto a pass from Palmer but again Kuszczak got down to save at the second attempt.
Wells almost doubled the Huddersfield Town lead in the 71st minute with a brilliant 20-yard shot on the turn which struck the bar and went over. Wells was denied a penalty when he went down in the box six minutes from time as the game finished all square.
Rai Simons watched from the bench as Ched Evans grabbed the winner as Chesterfield ended their long run without a victory by triumphing 2-1 at Colchester United in the FA Cup first round.