BIRMINGHAM. Birmingham City bounces back against Swansea City with a goal on the O. Ntcham 30′ and a goal on the M. Grimes 45′. Swansea City was definitely better in terms of ball possession (63%)
The match was played at the St. Andrew’s Stadium stadium in Birmingham on Tuesday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Andy Woolmer with the collaboration of Andrew Dallison and G Read. The 4th official was Andy Davies. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot at 28.1 degrees Celsius or 82.58 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 52%.
Swansea City had a superior ball possession 63% while Birmingham City was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Birmingham City was more aggressive with 41 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 2 were on target. Nevertheless, that was not enough Birmingham City to win the match.
Birmingham City shot 12 times, 2 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Swansea City shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.
Birmingham City received 3 yellow cards (T. Deeney, J. Bacuna and D. Sanderson). Talking about the opposition, Swansea City received 4 yellow cards (R. Manning, N. Wood, H. Darling and J. Fulton).
After playing this match, Birmingham City will have 28 points like Millwall to sit in the 10th place. On the other side, Swansea City will have 30 points to sit in the 8th place.
In the next match in the Championship, Birmingham City will host Sheffield United on the 6th of May with a 5-2 head to head statistic in favor of Birmingham City (4 draws).
Swansea City will host West Bromwich Albion on the 6th of May with a 12-8 head to head statistic in favor of Swansea City (3 draws).
Birmingham City – Formation
Birmingham City adopted the 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager John Eustace decided to play with the following team: John Ruddy, Maxime Colin , Dion Sanderson , Auston Trusty , Jordan Graham , Hannibal Mejbri , Juninho Bacuna , Tahith Chong , Emmanuel Longelo , Troy Deeney and Scott Hogan .
The home team had on the bench: Jonathan Leko, Lukas Jutkiewicz, George Friend, George Hall , Jordan James, Neil Etheridge and Jobe Bellingham.
Birmingham City made 3 changes: J. Graham for G. Hall (67′), T. Chong for L. Jutkiewicz (77′) and M. Colin for J. James (88′).
Best player: Emmanuel Longelo
The most impressive player for Birmingham City was Emmanuel Longelo.
His rating iswith 22 passes (72% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 8 crosses.
Swansea City – Formation
Also Swansea City adopted the 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Russell Martin played with: Steven-Andreas Benda, Nathan Wood-Gordon , Harry Darling , Ben Cabango , Joel Latibeaudiere , Luke Cundle , Matt Grimes , Jay Fulton , Ryan Manning , Joël Piroe and Olivier Ntcham .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Michael Obafemi, Andrew Fisher, Kyle Naughton, Jamie Paterson, Oliver Cooper, Armstrong Oko-Flex and Matthew Sorinola .
Swansea City made 3 changes: L. Cundle for O. Cooper (61′), N. Wood for M. Sorinola (72′) and O. Ntcham for M. Obafemi (85′).
Best player: Matt Grimes
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Swansea City was Matt Grimes.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 81 passes (91% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.