Birmingham moved out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 2-1 home victory over Bolton.
Kevin Phillips made the most of being handed his first league start of the season by opening the scoring in the fourth minute.
The veteran frontman met Sebastian Larsson's corner and unleashed an effort that Jussi Jaaskelainen could not stop.
Craig Gardner made it 2-0 just before the hour mark, playing a delightful one-two with Cameron Jerome before slamming the ball beyond Jaaskelainen and in off the post.
Bolton pulled one back to set up a tense finale when skipper Kevin Davies chested the ball down for Johan Elmander who powered it into the net.
Ben Foster saved from Davies and Gretar Steinsson to seal the points.