BIRMINGHAM. Birmingham City was eventually too much to handle for Bristol City with the goal of R. McGree (14′), S. Hogan (68′) and G. Gardner (76′). Bristol City lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).
The match was held at the St. Andrew’s Stadium Stadium in Birmingham on Tuesday and this began at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Simon Hooper who was helped by Daniel Robathan and Derek Eaton. The 4th official was James Oldham. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17.5 degrees Celsius or 63.5 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 57%.
Bristol City was in firm control of the ball 59% while Birmingham City was struggling with a 41% ball possession.
Bristol City was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 3 were on target. Nonetheless, Birmingham City managed to find the solution to win this contest.
Birmingham City shot 14 times, 3 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, Bristol City shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Birmingham City. On the opposite side, Bristol City received 2 yellow cards (T. Bakinson and A. Weimann).
After playing this contest, Birmingham City will have 22 points like Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City to move down in the 13th place. On the other side, Bristol City will stay with 19 points like Birmingham City and Reading to move up in the 18th place.
Bristol City will play away against Coventry City on the 6th of November with a 8-3 head to head statistic in favor of Bristol City (3 draws).
Birmingham City: Formation and Lineups
Birmingham City started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Lee Bowyer chose to play with the following team: Matija Šarkić , Dion Sanderson , Marc Roberts , George Friend , Jordan Graham , Gary Gardner , Ivan Šunjić , Jérémie Bela , Riley McGree , Troy Deeney and Scott Hogan .
Birmingham City made 3 changes: D. Sanderson for H. Dean (46′), T. Deeney for L. Jutkiewicz (73′) and J. Graham for J. James (84′).
Top player: Troy Deeney
Probably the most impressive player in Birmingham City was Troy Deeney even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 25 passes (60% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 21.
Bristol City: Formation and Lineups
Bristol City started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
On the opposite side, Nigel Pearson played with: Daniel Bentley , Tomáš Kalas , Zak Vyner , Robert Atkinson , George Tanner , Matty James , Andreas Weimann , Tyreeq Bakinson , Jay Dasilva , Chris Martin and Nahki Wells .
Bristol City could not rely on the presence of H. Massengo (injured).
Bristol City made 3 changes: M. James for H. Massengo (54′), N. Wells for A. Scott (82′) and J. Dasilva for C. Pring (82′).
Top player: Matty James
The player who no doubt impressed Bristol City the most was Matty James.
His rating iswith 24 passes (70% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 8. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship