PRESTON. Preston North End crushes Middlesbrough 4-1 with goals of A. Browne (24′), D. Fry (35′ own), E. Riis (53′) and E. Riis (74′ pen). On the other side, Middlesbrough scored with M. Tavernier (49′).
The match was played at the Deepdale stadium in Preston on Saturday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Tim Robinson who had the assistance of Nigel Lugg and Andrew Fox. The 4th official was Tom Nield. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 15.7 degrees Celsius or 60.19 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 76%.
None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. Preston North End was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Middlesbrough that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Preston North End was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 12 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Preston North End won the match.
Preston North End shot 17 times, 12 on target, 5 off target. Regarding the opposition, Middlesbrough shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target.
Preston North End received 3 yellow cards (S. van den Berg, D. Johnson and A. McCann). On the other side, Middlesbrough received 6 yellow cards (L. Daniels, P. McNair, A. Dijksteel, D. Fry, I. Jones and M. Crooks).
Also, Middlesbrough didn’t end the match with 11 players after P. McNair (Middlesbrough) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (73′).
After this match, Preston North End will have 64 points like Coventry City to sit in the 13th place. On the other side, Middlesbrough will stay with 70 points to remain in the 7th place.
Preston North End – Formation
Preston North End started with a 3-1-4-2 line-up (3-1-4-2).
The manager Ryan Lowe decided to play with the following team: .
Preston North End made 3 changes: B. Diaby for P. Huntington (80′), E. Riis for M. O’Neill (82′) and B. Whiteman for R. Ledson (86′).
Middlesbrough – Formation
Middlesbrough started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Chris Wilder played with: .
Middlesbrough made 3 changes: D. Watmore for J. Coburn (62′), A. Sporar for F. Balogun (62′) and A. Dijksteel for A. Connolly (66′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.
- AFC Bournemouth – Millwall – 1-0
- Birmingham City – Blackburn Rovers – 1-2
- Derby County – Cardiff City – 0-1
- Huddersfield Town – Bristol City – 2-0
- Hull City – Nottingham Forest – 1-1
- Luton Town – Reading – 1-0
- Peterborough United – Blackpool – 5-0
- Preston North End – Middlesbrough – 4-1
- Sheffield United – Fulham – 4-0
- Stoke City – Coventry City – 1-1
- Swansea City – Queens Park Rangers – 0-1
- West Bromwich Albion – Barnsley – 4-0