Birmingham City 2-0 Middlesbrough: A surprise win against Middlesbrough

MIDDLESBROUGH. Birmingham City had a surprising win over Middlesbrough with a 2-0 win with a goal from M. Roberts (53') and a goal from S. Hogan (56').

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MIDDLESBROUGH. Birmingham City had a surprising win over Middlesbrough with a 2-0 win with a goal from M. Roberts (53′) and a goal from S. Hogan (56′).

The match was held at the Riverside Stadium Stadium in Middlesbrough on Saturday and this began at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Joshua Smith who was helped by Richard Wild and Paul Hodskinson. The 4th official was Martin Coy. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 11.1 degrees Celsius or 51.94 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 70%.​

Match Statistics

Middlesbrough was in firm control of the ball 55% while Birmingham City was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Middlesbrough was more aggressive with 52 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 3 were on target. Still, Birmingham City managed to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Middlesbrough shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Birmingham City shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Middlesbrough. On the other side, Birmingham City received 3 yellow cards (D. Sanderson, G. Gardner and R. McGree).

After playing this encounter, Middlesbrough will stay with 21 points like Luton Town, Huddersfield Town, Stoke City, Millwall and Blackpool to stay in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Birmingham City will have 16 points like Bristol City to stay in the 18th place.

Match Events

  • 19'

    D. Sanderson

  • 41'

    D. Watmore

    U. Ikpeazu

  • 45'

    G. Gardner

  • 53'

    M. Roberts

    J. Graham

  • 56'

    S. Hogan

    T. Deeney

  • 58'

    S. J. Lea

    O. Hernandez

  • 67'

    L. Jutkiewicz

    T. Deeney

  • 68'

    J. Bela

    K. Pedersen

  • 86'

    J. Coburn

    M. Crooks

  • 90'

    R. McGree

Next match

In the upcoming Championship match, Middlesbrough will play away with Luton Town on the 2nd of November with a 1-1 head to head record.

Birmingham City will host Bristol City on the 2nd of November with a 12-3 head to head in favor of Birmingham City (3 draws).

Middlesbrough: Formation and Lineups

Middlesbrough started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Neil Warnock chose to play with the following team: Joe Lumley (5.3), Paddy McNair (7.3), Sol Bamba (7.7), Lee Peltier (6.8), Marcus Tavernier (6.3), Martín Payero (6.8), Jonathan Howson (7.4), Matt Crooks (6.1), Onel Hernández (6.8), Andraž Šporar (7.0) and Uche Ikpeazu (6.5).


Middlesbrough made 3 changes: U. Ikpeazu for D. Watmore (41′), O. Hernandez for S. J. Lea (58′) and M. Crooks for J. Coburn (86′).

Top player: Sol Bamba

The player who no doubt impressed Middlesbrough the most was Sol Bamba.

His rating is (7.7) with 28 passes (71% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 9 duels out of 11.

Birmingham City: Formation and Lineups

Birmingham City started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the opposite side, Lee Bowyer played with: Matija Šarkić (6.8), Dion Sanderson (7.0), Marc Roberts (8.3), George Friend (6.6), Jordan Graham (7.1), Ivan Šunjić (6.5), Gary Gardner (6.6), Kristian Pedersen (6.9), Riley McGree (7.3), Scott Hogan (7.0) and Troy Deeney (7.1).


Birmingham City made 2 changes: T. Deeney for L. Jutkiewicz (67′) and K. Pedersen for J. Bela (68′).

Top player: Marc Roberts

The player who no doubt impressed Birmingham City the most was Marc Roberts.

His rating is (8.3) with 1 goal, 31 passes (48% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Championship

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