BIRMINGHAM. Birmingham City overcomes Blackpool 1-0 after L. Jutkiewicz scored just 1 goal (81′). Blackpool lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (57%).
The match was held at the St. Andrew’s Stadium Stadium in Birmingham on Saturday and this began at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Matt Donohue who was helped by Paul Hodskinson and Philip Dermott. The 4th official was James Bell. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9.2 degrees Celsius or 48.56 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 43%.
Blackpool was in firm control of the ball 57% while Birmingham City was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Birmingham City was more aggressive with 37 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Birmingham City won the match.
Birmingham City shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Blackpool shot 8 times, 1 on target, 7 off target.
Birmingham City received 2 yellow cards (K. Pedersen and R. McGree). On the opposite side, Blackpool received 1 yellow card (C. Connolly).
After playing this match, Birmingham City will have 23 points like Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Bristol City to stay in the 17th place. On the other side, Blackpool will stay with 27 points like Swansea City and Millwall to stay in the 11th place.
Blackpool will host Luton Town on the 4th of December with a 0-0 head to head statistic.
Birmingham City: Formation and Lineups
Birmingham City started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Lee Bowyer chose to play with the following team: Matija Šarkić , Dion Sanderson , Marc Roberts , Kristian Pedersen , Jordan Graham , Jordan James , Ivan Šunjić , Riley McGree , Jérémie Bela , Scott Hogan and Troy Deeney .
Birmingham City made 2 changes: J. Bela for C. Aneke (65′) and T. Deeney for L. Jutkiewicz (75′).
Top player: Lukas Jutkiewicz
Probably the most impressive player in Birmingham City was Lukas Jutkiewicz.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 6 passes (0% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5.
His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 75′.
Blackpool: Formation and Lineups
Blackpool started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Neil Critchley played with: Daniel Grimshaw , Dujon Sterling , Marvin Ekpiteta , James Husband , Reece James , Callum Connolly , Kenneth Dougall , Demetri Mitchell , Keshi Anderson , Owen Dale and Gary Madine .
Blackpool made 4 changes: D. Mitchell for J. Bowler (67′), O. Dale for S. Lavery (75′), G. Madine for J. Yates (84′) and G. Madine for J. Yates (84′).
Top player: Marvin Ekpiteta
Probably the most impressive player in Blackpool was Marvin Ekpiteta.
His rating iswith 26 passes (73% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 9.
Results of the day
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