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Championship: Cardiff City recovers a 0-1 deficit to conquer Preston North End 2-1

PRESTON. Cardiff City was able to turn the table against Preston North End to win 2-1.

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PRESTON. Cardiff City succeeded in turn the table against Preston North End to win 2-1. It was Preston North End to strike first with an early goal of S. Maguire at the 2′. Then it was a goal in the 51′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, J. Collins gave the win to Cardiff City in the 66′ minute with a goal. Preston North End lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).

The match was held at the Deepdale Stadium in Preston on Saturday and this began at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Leigh Doughty who was helped by Rob Merchant and Shaun Hudson. The 4th official was Ben Toner. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 10.7 degrees Celsius or 51.17 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 94%.​

Match Statistics

Preston North End was in firm control of the ball 56% while Cardiff City was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Preston North End was more aggressive with 45 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 5 were on target. Nevertheless, Cardiff City was capable to find the solution to win this match.​

Preston North End shot 12 times, 5 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, Cardiff City shot 14 times, 3 on target, 7 off target.


Preston North End received 2 yellow cards (G. Cunningham and D. Iversen). On the opposite side, Cardiff City received 3 yellow cards (P. Ng, R. Colwill and M. Harris).

After this contest, Preston North End will stay with 21 points to stay in the 16th place. On the opposite side, Cardiff City will have 15 points like Peterborough United to stay in the 20th place.

Match Events

  • 2'

    S. Maguire

  • 35'

    P. Ng

  • 46'

    J. Collins

    C. Zimba

  • 51'

    M. McGuinness

    W. Vaulks

  • 57'

    G. Cunningham

  • 62'

    M. Harris

    I. Davies

  • 66'

    J. Collins

    R. Giles

  • 66'

    D. Iversen

  • 68'

    S. Sinclair

    R. Ledson

  • 68'

    J. Earl

    G. Cunningham

  • 77'

    D. Johnson

    S. Maguire

  • 87'

    R. Colwill

  • 87'

    L. Bacuna

    R. Colwill

  • 88'

    M. Harris

Next match

In the upcoming Championship match, Preston North End will play away against Middlesbrough on the 23rd of November with a 7-2 head to head record in favor of Middlesbrough (6 draws).

Cardiff City will host Hull City on the 24th of November with a 8-8 head to head statistic.

Preston North End: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Frankie McAvoy chose to play with the following team: Daniel Iversen (6.4), Sepp van den Berg (6.7), Patrick Bauer (6.7), Andrew Hughes (7.1), Tom Barkhuizen (6.5), Ryan Ledson (6.9), Alistair McCann (6.5), Greg Cunningham (6.4), Alan Browne (7.3), Sean Maguire (7.4) and Emil Riis (7.0).


Preston North End made 3 changes: R. Ledson for S. Sinclair (68′), G. Cunningham for J. Earl (68′) and S. Maguire for D. Johnson (77′).

Top player: Sean Maguire

The player who no doubt impressed Preston North End the most was Sean Maguire.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 18 passes (66% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 11.

Cardiff City: Formation and Lineups

Cardiff City started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the other side, Steve Morison played with: Alex Smithies (7.4), Mark McGuinness (7.3), Aden Flint (6.2), Curtis Nelson (6.8), Perry Ng (6.9), Will Vaulks (7.9), Marlon Pack (7.1), Ryan Giles (7.4), Isaak Davies (6.4), Chanka Zimba (6.8) and Rubin Colwill (7.1).


Cardiff City made 3 changes: C. Zimba for J. Collins (46′), I. Davies for M. Harris (62′) and R. Colwill for L. Bacuna (87′).

Top player: Will Vaulks

The player who no doubt impressed Cardiff City the most was Will Vaulks even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.9) with 42 passes (69% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 8. He performed 1 cross. He hit the woodwork once times.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Championship

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