WEST BROMWICH. Birmingham City bested West Bromwich Albion 3-2 thanks to S. Hogan who scored in the 14th, 54th and 72nd minute. West Bromwich Albion was decisively superior in terms of ball possession (65%).
The match was played at the The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich on Wednesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Joshua Smith with the collaboration of Akil Howson and Samuel Lewis. The 4th official was Jeremy Simpson. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 13.4 degrees Celsius or 56.07 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 82%.
West Bromwich Albion had a superior ball possession 65% while Birmingham City was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
West Bromwich Albion was more pushing with 76 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 5 were on target. Anyhow, Birmingham City was capable to find the solution to win this match.
West Bromwich Albion shot 19 times, 5 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, Birmingham City shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.
West Bromwich Albion received 2 yellow cards (C. Townsend and T. Gardner-Hickman). On the other side, Birmingham City received 2 yellow cards ( and D. Sanderson).
After playing this match, West Bromwich Albion will stay with 9 points like Middlesbrough and Swansea City to sit in the 20th place. Regarding the opposition, Birmingham City will have 11 points like Stoke City, Cardiff City, Blackpool and Hull City to sit in the 14th place.
In the next match in the Championship, West Bromwich Albion will host Blackpool on the 1st of November with a 6-1 head to head statistic in favor of West Bromwich Albion (2 draws).
Birmingham City will host Millwall on the 2nd of November with a 7-6 head to head record in favor of Birmingham City (7 draws).
West Bromwich Albion – Formation
West Bromwich Albion started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Steve Bruce decided to play with the following team: David Button, Taylor Gardner-Hickman , Kyle Bartley , Dara O’Shea , Conor Townsend , Jayson Molumby , Okay Yokuşlu , Jed Wallace , John Swift , Grady Diangana and Karlan Grant .
The home team had on the bench: Alex Palmer, Erik Pieters, Darnell Furlong, Jake Livermore , Adam Reach, Brandon Thomas-Asante and Matt Phillips .
West Bromwich Albion made 4 changes: O. Yokuslu for T. Brandon (60′), K. Bartley for E. Pieters (77′), T. Gardner-Hickman for J. Livermore (77′) and K. Grant for M. Phillips (77′).
Best player: Jed Wallace
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for West Bromwich Albion was Jed Wallace.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 36 passes (80% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 14. He performed 11 crosses.
Birmingham City – Formation
Birmingham City started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
John Eustace played with: John Ruddy, Dion Sanderson , Marc Roberts , Auston Trusty , Maxime Colin , Krystian Bielik , Tahith Chong , Josh Williams , Juninho Bacuna , Troy Deeney and Scott Hogan .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Neil Etheridge, George Hall, Hannibal Mejbri , Jordan James , Jobe Bellingham, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Jonathan Leko .
Birmingham City could not rely on the presence of J. James (injured) and J. Leko (injured).
Birmingham City made 5 changes: K. Bielik for J. James (46′), M. Roberts for J. Leko (60′), J. Bacuna for H. Mejbri (76′), T. Deeney for L. Jutkiewicz (77′) and J. Williams for G. Hall (86′).
Best player: Scott Hogan
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Birmingham City was Scott Hogan.
His rating iswith 3 goals, 22 passes (72% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 5.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.