Championship: Blackburn Rovers beats Preston North End 4-1

PRESTON. Blackburn Rovers had a straightforward win over Preston North End.


PRESTON. Blackburn Rovers had a straightforward win over Preston North End. Blackburn Rovers scored with S. Gallagher (9′), J. Buckley (13′), D. Lenihan (37′) and L. Travis (53′). On the other side, A. Browne (30′) scored for Preston North End.

The match was played at the Deepdale stadium in Preston on Monday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Jeremy Simpson with the help of Ian Cooper and Geoffrey Liddle. The 4th official was Steve Martin. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 10.3 degrees Celsius or 50.58 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 72%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Preston North End was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Blackburn Rovers that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.

Blackburn Rovers was more aggressive with 40 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Blackburn Rovers won the contest.​

Preston North End shot 12 times, 2 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Blackburn Rovers shot 11 times, 6 on target, 5 off target.


Preston North End received 2 yellow cards (A. Browne and B. Whiteman). On the opposite side, Blackburn Rovers received 3 yellow cards (H. Pickering, S. Gallagher and J. Buckley).

After this match, Preston North End will stay with 58 points to stay in the 15th place. On the opposite side, Blackburn Rovers will have 63 points like Coventry City and Queens Park Rangers to stay in the 9th place.

Match Events

  • 1'

    H. Pickering

  • 9'

    S. Gallagher

  • 13'

    J. Buckley

  • 21'

    S. Gallagher

  • 30'

    A. Browne

  • 37'

    D. Lenihan

  • 38'

    A. Browne

  • 46'

    S. Maguire

    G. Cunningham

  • 53'

    L. Travis

    B. Brereton

  • 61'

    B. Whiteman

  • 63'

    J. Buckley

  • 71'

    J. Rafferty

    A. Hughes

  • 78'

    I. Poveda

    S. Gallagher

  • 82'

    A. McCann

    B. Whiteman

  • 86'

    B. Dack

    J. Buckley

  • 86'

    T. Edun

    J. Rothwell

Next match

In the upcoming Championship match, Preston North End will play away against Barnsley on the 30th of April with a 8-7 head to head in favor of Preston North End (4 draws).

Blackburn Rovers will host AFC Bournemouth on the 30th of April with a 3-3 head to head statistic.

Preston North End: Formation and Lineups

Preston North End started with a 3-1-4-2 line-up (3-1-4-2).

The manager Ryan Lowe chose to play with the following team: Daniel Iversen (5.6), Sepp van den Berg (6.2), Patrick Bauer (6.6), Andrew Hughes (6.0), Benjamin Whiteman (7.0), Brad Potts (6.8), Alan Browne (7.2), Daniel Johnson (6.1), Greg Cunningham (6.6), Emil Riis (6.6) and Cameron Archer (6.5).

Preston North End could not rely on the presence of J. Rafferty (injured).


Preston North End made 3 changes: G. Cunningham for S. Maguire (46′), A. Hughes for J. Rafferty (71′) and B. Whiteman for A. McCann (82′).

Top player: Alan Browne

Probably the most impressive player in Preston North End was Alan Browne.

His rating is (7.2) with 1 goal, 31 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.

Blackburn Rovers: Formation and Lineups

Blackburn Rovers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Tony Mowbray played with: Thomas Kaminski (6.8), Darragh Lenihan (8.1), Jan Paul van Hecke (7.0), Scott Wharton (6.8), Harry Pickering (6.4), Lewis Travis (7.6), Joe Rothwell (7.0), Ryan Hedges (6.8), John Buckley (7.1), Ben Brereton Díaz (7.1) and Sam Gallagher (7.6).


Blackburn Rovers made 3 changes: S. Gallagher for I. Poveda (78′), J. Buckley for B. Dack (86′) and J. Rothwell for T. Edun (86′).

Top player: Darragh Lenihan

Probably the most impressive player in Blackburn Rovers was Darragh Lenihan.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 36 passes (66% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.

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