MIDDLESBROUGH. Middlesbrough estinguishes Preston North End 4-0 with goals of Chuba Akpom (22′), Cameron Archer (52′), Cameron Archer (58′) and Marcus Forss (90′). Middlesbrough was truly better in terms of ball possession (70%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Riverside Stadium stadium in Middlesbrough on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Matt Donohue with the support of Shaun Hudson and Akil Howson. The 4th official was Thomas Kirk.
- ! 70 Ball Possession 30
- 16 Total 7
- 5 On Target 3
- 6 Off Target 1
- 5 Shots blocked 3
- 125 Attack 86
- 57 Dangerous attack 35
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 7 Corners 4
- 11 Total 15
- 4 Yellow Cards 5
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 1
- 4 Substitutions 5
Middlesbrough had a strong ball possession 70% while Preston North End was struggling with a 30% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Middlesbrough was putting more pressure with 57 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 5 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Middlesbrough won the match.
Middlesbrough shot 16 times, 5 on target, 6 off target. Talking about the opposition, Preston North End shot 7 times, 3 on target, 1 off target.
Middlesbrough received 4 yellow cards (Zack Steffen, Marcus Forss, Dael Fry and M. Bola). Regarding the opposition, Preston North End received 4 yellow cards (Andrew Hughes, Álvaro Fernandez, Bambo Diaby and Liam Delap).
Also, Preston North End didn’t finish the match with 11 players after Bambo Diaby (Preston North End) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (88′).
After this match, Middlesbrough will have 67 points to hold in the 3rd place. On the opposite side, Preston North End will stay with 53 points like Sunderland to sit in the 12th place.
In the next match in the Championship, Middlesbrough will host Coventry City on the 6th of May with a 4-4 head to head stats.
Preston North End will host Sunderland on the 6th of May with a 4-0 head to head record in favor of Preston North End (2 draws).
Middlesbrough – Formation
Middlesbrough started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Michael Carrick decided to play with the following team: Zack Steffen, Tommy Smith , Dael Fry , Darragh Lenihan , Ryan Giles , Jonathan Howson , Hayden Hackney , Marcus Forss , Chuba Akpom , Riley McGree and Cameron Archer .
The home team had on the bench: Aaron Ramsey, Alex Mowatt, Marc Bola , Daniel Barlaser, Liam Roberts, Paddy McNair and Matt Crooks.
Middlesbrough could not rely on the presence of Dan Barlaser (injured).
Middlesbrough made 4 changes: Riley McGree for Marc Bola (72′), H. Hackney for Alex Mowatt (72′), Jonathan Howson for Daniel Barlaser (82′) and Cameron Archer for Aaron Ramsey (82′).
Best player: Cameron Archer
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Middlesbrough was Cameron Archer.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 32 passes (78% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 7.
Preston North End – Formation
Preston North End started with a 3-1-4-2 line-up (3-1-4-2).
Ryan Lowe played with: Freddie Woodman, Jordan Storey , Bambo Diaby , Greg Cunningham , Benjamin Whiteman , Brad Potts , Alan Browne , Ryan Ledson , Álvaro Fernandez , Daniel Johnson and Thomas Cannon .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Andrew Hughes, Ben Woodburn, David Cornell, Joshua Onomah, Robbie Brady, Troy Parrott and Liam Delap.
Preston North End could not rely on the presence of Andrew Hughes (injured).
Preston North End made 5 changes: Greg Cunningham for Andrew Hughes (28′), Ryan Ledson for Troy Parrott (46′), Alan Browne for Ben Woodburn (85′), Álvaro Fernandez for Robbie Brady (86′) and Daniel Johnson for Liam Delap (86′).
Best player: Benjamin Whiteman
The player that probably impressed the most for Preston North End was Benjamin Whiteman.
His rating iswith 38 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.
- Watford – Wigan Athletic – 1-1
- Sunderland – Luton Town – 1-1
- Stoke City – Norwich City – 0-0
- Reading – Hull City – 1-1
- Queens Park Rangers – Birmingham City – 0-1
- Millwall – Huddersfield Town – 0-1
- Middlesbrough – Preston North End – 4-0
- Blackpool – Coventry City – 1-4