Preston North End overcomes Birmingham City 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS

BIRMINGHAM. Preston North End defeated Birmingham City to win 2-1.

Preston North End overcomes Birmingham City 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS

BIRMINGHAM. Preston North End beat Birmingham City to win 2-1. It was Preston North End to strike first with a goal of Ryan Ledson at the 10′. Then Alan Browne scored again for Preston North End in the 16′ minute. Eventually, Lukas Jutkiewicz reduced the distance for Birmingham City (83′). Eventually, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Birmingham City was much superior in terms of ball possession (66%).​

The match was played at the St. Andrew’s Stadium stadium in Birmingham on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Rebecca Welch who was helped by Matthew Jones and Akil Howson. The 4th official was Matt Donohue. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 8.6 degrees Celsius or 47.43 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 55%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 66 Ball Possession 34
Shots
  • 10 Total 8
  • 4 On Target 4
  • 6 Off Target 4
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 131 Attack 102
  • 65 Dangerous attack 32
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 5 Corners 3
  • 1 Off Sides 3
Fouls
  • 12 Total 11
  • 4 Yellow Cards 1
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 4 Substitutions 3

Ball possession

Birmingham City was in firm control of the ball 66% while Preston North End was struggling with a 34% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Birmingham City was putting more pressure with 65 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 4 were on target. Even so, Preston North End managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Birmingham City shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Preston North End shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.

Cards

Birmingham City received 4 yellow cards (Hannibal Mejbri, T. Chong, J. Bacuna and Lukas Jutkiewicz). Regarding the opposition, Preston North End received 1 yellow card (Robbie Brady).

Match Timeline

10'
Ryan Ledson(goal)
16'
Alan Browne(goal)Robbie Brady
Hannibal Mejbri- Yellow
32'
45'
Robbie Brady- Yellow
Tahith Chong- Yellow
45'
Juninho Bacuna- sub ->Hannibal Mejbri
62'
George Friend- sub ->Kevin Long
62'
Lukas Jutkiewicz- sub ->T. Chong
63'
69'
Ched Evans- sub ->Liam Delap
Juninho Bacuna- Yellow
79'
81'
Troy Parrott- sub ->Thomas Cannon
Lukas Jutkiewicz(goal)Maxime Colin
83'
Jordan Graham- sub ->Maxime Colin
88'
88'
Daniel Johnson- sub ->Ben Woodburn
Lukas Jutkiewicz- Yellow
90'

Standings

After playing this contest, Birmingham City will stay with 32 points to remain in the 19th place. On the opposite side, Preston North End will have 40 points to sit in the 11th place.

Next matches

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 record in favor of Birmingham City (4 draws).

Preston North End will host Sunderland on the 6th of May with a 4-0 head to head statistic in favor of Preston North End (2 draws).

Birmingham City – Formation

Birmingham City
G
John Ruddy 21.England
6.7
D
Kevin Long 26.Republic of Ireland
6.5
62'
D
Maxime Colin 2.France
7.1
88'
D
6.9
D
Dion Sanderson 28.England
6.4
M
Krystian Bielik 31.Poland
6.2
M
Tahith Chong 18.Netherlands
6.2
63' 45'
M
Reda Khadra 17.Germany
5.8
M
Hannibal Mejbri 6.Tunisia
6.4
62' 32'
F
Troy Deeney 8.England
6.6
F
Scott Hogan 9.Republic of Ireland
6.7
Substitutes
G
Neil Etheridge 1.Philippines
D
George Friend 3.England
6.1
62'
M
A. Chang 42.England
M
Jordan James 19.Wales
M
Jordan Graham 11.England
88'
M
Juninho Bacuna 7.Netherlands
6.9
62' 79'
F
Lukas Jutkiewicz 10.England
7.6
63' 90' Goals83'

Birmingham City started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager John Eustace decided to play with the following team: John Ruddy (6.7), Maxime Colin (7.1), Dion Sanderson (6.4), Kevin Long (6.5), Auston Trusty (6.9), Tahith Chong (6.2), Hannibal Mejbri (6.4), Krystian Bielik (6.2), Reda Khadra (5.8), Troy Deeney (6.6) and Scott Hogan (6.7).

The home team had on the bench: George Friend (6.1), Alfie Chang, Jordan James, Neil Leonard Dula Etheridge, Jordan Graham, Lukas Jutkiewicz (7.6) and Juninho Bacuna (6.9).

Substitutions

Birmingham City made 4 changes: Hannibal Mejbri for J. Bacuna (62′), Kevin Long for George Friend (62′), T. Chong for Lukas Jutkiewicz (63′) and Maxime Colin for J. Graham (88′).

Best player: Lukas Jutkiewicz​

The most impressive player for Birmingham City was Lukas Jutkiewicz.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 6 passes (66% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 5.

His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 63′.

Preston North End – Formation

Preston North End
G
Freddie Woodman 1.England
6.5
D
Andrew Hughes 16.Wales
6.8
D
Liam Lindsay 6.Scotland
7.5
D
Jordan Storey 14.England
6.9
M
Robbie Brady 11.Republic of Ireland
6.8
45'
M
Alan Browne 8.Republic of Ireland
7.2
Goals16'
M
Ryan Ledson 18.England
6.9
Goals10'
M
Ben Woodburn 20.Wales
7.2
88'
M
Alistair McCann 13.Scotland
7.1
F
Thomas Cannon 28.England
7.1
81'
F
Liam Delap 7.England
6.7
69'
Substitutes
G
David Cornell 25.Wales
D
D
Greg Cunningham 3.Republic of Ireland
D
Bambo Diaby 23.Spain
M
Daniel Johnson 10.Jamaica
88'
F
Troy Parrott 15.Republic of Ireland
81'
F
Ched Evans 9.Wales
6.4
69'

Preston North End started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

Ryan Lowe played with: Freddie Woodman (6.5), Jordan Storey (6.9), Liam Lindsay (7.5), Andrew Hughes (6.8), Alan Browne (7.2), Alistair McCann (7.1), Ryan Ledson (6.9), Ben Woodburn (7.2), Robbie Brady (6.8), Liam Delap (6.7) and Thomas Cannon (7.1).

They had on the bench: Troy Parrott, Álvaro Fernández, David Cornell, Ched Evans (6.4), Greg Cunningham, Daniel Johnson and Bambo Diaby.

Preston North End could not rely on the presence of Ched Evans (injured).

Substitutions

Preston North End made 3 changes: Liam Delap for Ched Evans (69′), Thomas Cannon for Troy Parrott (81′) and Ben Woodburn for Daniel Johnson (88′).

Best player: Liam Lindsay​

The player that probably impressed the most for Preston North End was Liam Lindsay even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.5) with 18 passes (44% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Championship.​