Championship: Preston North End defeats AFC Bournemouth 2-1

BOURNEMOUTH. Preston North End defeated AFC Bournemouth to win 2-1.

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BOURNEMOUTH. Preston North End topped AFC Bournemouth to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was Preston North End to strike first with a goal of B. Whiteman at the 52′. Then it was a goal in the 60′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, A. McCann gave the win to Preston North End in the 78′ minute with a goal. AFC Bournemouth was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (62%).​

The match was held at the Vitality Stadium Stadium in Bournemouth on Wednesday and this began at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was David Webb with the assistance of George Byrne and Daniel Leach. The 4th official was Samuel Allison. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 7.1 degrees Celsius or 44.74 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.​

Match Statistics

AFC Bournemouth was in firm control of the ball 62% while Preston North End was struggling with a 38% ball possession.

AFC Bournemouth was more aggressive with 82 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 5 were on target. Nevertheless, Preston North End was able to find the solution to win this match.​

AFC Bournemouth shot 10 times, 5 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, Preston North End shot 8 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.


AFC Bournemouth received 3 yellow cards (J. Lerma, C. Mepham and P. Billing). On the other side, Preston North End received 1 yellow card (T. Barkhuizen).

After this contest, AFC Bournemouth will stay with 37 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Preston North End will have 21 points like Middlesbrough to move down in the 15th place.

Match Events

  • 52'

    B. Whiteman

  • 58'

    J. Lerma

  • 60'

    P. Billing

  • 62'

    C. Mepham

  • 66'

    J. Anthony

    B. Pearson

  • 74'

    B. Potts

    S. Maguire

  • 75'

    G. Cunningham

    J. Earl

  • 77'

    M. Rogers

    C. Mepham

  • 78'

    A. McCann

  • 84'

    P. Billing

  • 84'

    T. Barkhuizen

  • 84'

    E. Marcondes

    R. Christie

  • 89'

    D. Johnson

    A. McCann

Next match

In the upcoming Championship match, AFC Bournemouth will host Swansea City on the 6th of November with a 5-0 head to head stats in favor of AFC Bournemouth (3 draws).

Preston North End will play away with Nottingham Forest on the 6th of November with a 7-6 head to head record in favor of Nottingham Forest (8 draws).

AFC Bournemouth: Formation and Lineups

AFC Bournemouth started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Scott Parker chose to play with the following team: Mark Travers (6.2), Jack Stacey (6.7), Gary Cahill (6.2), Lloyd Kelly (7.0), Chris Mepham (7.1), Jefferson Lerma (6.8), Ben Pearson (7.0), Philip Billing (7.7), Ryan Christie (6.9), Dominic Solanke (6.4) and Jamal Lowe (6.1).


AFC Bournemouth made 3 changes: B. Pearson for J. Anthony (66′), C. Mepham for M. Rogers (77′) and R. Christie for E. Marcondes (84′).

Top player: Philip Billing

The player who no doubt impressed AFC Bournemouth the most was Philip Billing.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 26 passes (88% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 2 crosses.

Preston North End: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Frankie McAvoy played with: Daniel Iversen (6.8), Sepp van den Berg (7.4), Patrick Bauer (6.8), Andrew Hughes (6.6), Tom Barkhuizen (6.3), Alistair McCann (7.2), Benjamin Whiteman (7.9), Joshua Earl (6.4), Alan Browne (7.2), Emil Riis (7.2) and Sean Maguire (6.3).


Preston North End made 3 changes: S. Maguire for B. Potts (74′), J. Earl for G. Cunningham (75′) and A. McCann for D. Johnson (89′).

Top player: Benjamin Whiteman

The player who no doubt impressed Preston North End the most was Benjamin Whiteman.

His rating is (7.9) with 1 goal, 38 passes (84% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 4 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Championship

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