BIRMINGHAM. Birmingham City overcomes Rotherham United with a 2-0 win with a goal from R. Khadra (5′) and a goal from K. Long (35′). Rotherham United lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).
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 Geoff Eltringham with the support of Adrian Waters and Robert Hyde. The 4th official was Seb Stockbridge. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 13.6 degrees Celsius or 56.41 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 45%.
- 59 Ball Possession 41
- 13 Total 13
- 1 On Target 5
- 3 Off Target 3
- 9 Shots blocked 5
- 127 Attack 88
- 72 Dangerous attack 49
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 10 Corners 4
- 12 Total 8
- 3 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 4
Rotherham United had a strong ball possession 59% while Birmingham City was struggling with a 41% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Rotherham United had a more offensive attitude with 72 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 1 were on target. Anyway, Birmingham City found a way to find the solution to win this match.
Rotherham United shot 12 times, 1 on target, 2 off target. On the opposite side, Birmingham City shot 13 times, 5 on target, 3 off target.
Rotherham United received 3 yellow cards (Hakeem Odoffin, L. Hjelde and Tariqe Fosu). On the opposite side, Birmingham City received 1 yellow card (Auston Trusty).
After playing this match, Rotherham United will stay with 40 points to sit in the 20th place. Regarding the opposition, Birmingham City will have 42 points like Queens Park Rangers to hold in the 18th place.
In the next match in the Championship, Rotherham United will play away against Wigan Athletic on the 6th of May with a 6-3 head to head statistic in favor of Wigan Athletic (3 draws).
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).
Rotherham United – Formation
Rotherham United started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager John Eustace decided to play with the following team: Viktor Johansson, Wes Harding , Lee Peltier , Cameron Humphreys , Leo Fuhr Hjelde , Conor Coventry , Hakeem Odofin , Tariqe Fosu-Henry , Chiedozie Ogbene , Jordan Hugill and Shane Ferguson .
The home team had on the bench: Josh Vickers, Peter Kioso, Georgie Kelly, Cohen Bramall , Jamie Lindsay , Conor Washington and Tyler Blackett .
Rotherham United made 5 changes: Hakeem Odoffin for Jamie Lindsay (46′), L. Hjelde for Conor Washington (46′), Shane Ferguson for Tyler Blackett (63′), Lee Peltier for Cohen Bramall (64′) and C. Coventry for Daniel Kelly (64′).
Best player: Wes Harding
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Rotherham United was Wes Harding.
His rating iswith 31 passes (61% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 10 duels out of 14. He performed 2 crosses.
Birmingham City – Formation
Birmingham City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Matthew Taylor played with: John Ruddy, Harlee Dean , Kevin Long , Auston Trusty , Maxime Colin , Alfie Chang , Krystian Bielik , Reda Khadra , George Hall , Tahith Chong and Lukas Jutkiewicz .
They had on the bench: Jordan Graham, Emmanuel Longelo, Neil Etheridge, Hannibal Mejbri, Jordan James, Scott Hogan and Marc Roberts.
Birmingham City could not rely on the presence of J. James (injured).
Birmingham City made 4 changes: Krystian Bielik for Jordan James (32′), G. Hall for Scott Hogan (79′), T. Chong for Hannibal Mejbri (79′) and R. Khadra for Marc Roberts (79′).
Best player: Kevin Long
The player that probably impressed the most for Birmingham City was Kevin Long.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 16 passes (62% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 16.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.
- West Bromwich Albion – Huddersfield Town – 1-0
- Swansea City – Middlesbrough – 1-3
- Sheffield United – Luton Town – 0-1
- Reading – Millwall – 0-1
- Queens Park Rangers – Watford – 1-0
- Preston North End – Cardiff City – 2-0
- Coventry City – Hull City – 1-1
- Burnley – Wigan Athletic – 3-0
- Bristol City – Blackpool – 2-0
- Birmingham City – Rotherham United – 2-0