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Championship: Preston North End recovers a 0-1 deficit to beat Middlesbrough 2-1

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MIDDLESBROUGH. Preston North End succeeded in turn the table against Middlesbrough to win 2-1.

MIDDLESBROUGH. Preston North End was able to turn the table against Middlesbrough to win 2-1. It was Middlesbrough to strike first with a goal of P. McNair at the 33′. Then it was a goal in the 78′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, E. Riis gave the win to Preston North End in the 81′ minute with a goal. Middlesbrough lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (57%).

The match was held at the Riverside Stadium Stadium in Middlesbrough on Tuesday and this began at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Andy Woolmer with the help of Mike George and Mark Dwyer. The 4th official was Andrew Kitchen. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 5.3 degrees Celsius or 41.56 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 83%.​

Match Statistics

Middlesbrough was in firm control of the ball 57% while Preston North End was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Middlesbrough was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 5 were on target. Notwithstanding, Preston North End succeeded in find the solution to win this encounter.​

Middlesbrough shot 16 times, 5 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, Preston North End shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Middlesbrough. On the other side, Preston North End received 4 yellow cards (A. Browne, C. Evans, J. Earl and D. Johnson).

After playing this encounter, Middlesbrough will stay with 23 points like Nottingham Forest to stay in the 14th place. On the other side, Preston North End will have 21 points to stay in the 16th place.

Match Events

  • 33'

    P. McNair

  • 53'

    Ched Evans

    Sean Maguire

  • 53'

    Onel Hernández

    Duncan Watmore

  • 63'

    A. Browne

  • 72'

    Scott Sinclair

    Tom Barkhuizen

  • 72'

    Daniel Johnson

    Ali McCann

  • 75'

    C. Evans

  • 78'

    C. Evans

  • 81'

    E. Riis

  • 84'

    U. Ikpeazu

    L. Peltier

  • 85'

    J. Earl

  • 90'

    D. Johnson

Next match

In the upcoming Championship match, Middlesbrough will play away against Huddersfield Town on the 27th of November with a 7-2 head to head record in favor of Middlesbrough (3 draws).

Preston North End will host Fulham on the 27th of November with a 5-1 head to head record in favor of Fulham (2 draws).

Middlesbrough: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Chris Wilder chose to play with the following team: Luke Daniels (6.2), Paddy McNair (8.2), Sol Bamba (7.4), Lee Peltier (6.5), Isaiah Jones (6.4), Matt Crooks (7.8), Marcus Tavernier (6.5), Jonathan Howson (7.4), Marc Bola (6.9), Andraž Šporar (6.6) and Duncan Watmore (6.2).


Middlesbrough made 2 changes: D. Watmore for O. Hernandez (53′) and L. Peltier for U. Ikpeazu (84′).

Top player: Paddy McNair

The player who no doubt impressed Middlesbrough the most was Paddy McNair.

His rating is (8.2) with 1 goal, 56 passes (76% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 12. He performed 5 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 (7.5), Sepp van den Berg (6.9), Patrick Bauer (7.7), Andrew Hughes (6.8), Tom Barkhuizen (6.6), Alistair McCann (6.7), Benjamin Whiteman (7.1), Joshua Earl (7.1), Alan Browne (7.0), Sean Maguire (6.6) and Emil Riis (7.1).


Preston North End made 3 changes: S. Maguire for C. Evans (54′), A. McCann for D. Johnson (72′) and T. Barkhuizen for S. Sinclair (72′).

Top player: Patrick Bauer

Probably the most impressive player in Preston North End was Patrick Bauer even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.7) with 42 passes (83% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 7.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Championship



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