BLACKPOOL. Stoke City prevails over Blackpool 1-0 after S. Fletcher scored just 1 goal (79′).
The match was held at the Bloomfield Road Stadium in Blackpool on Wednesday and this began at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was John Busby with the assistance of Philip Dermott and Nick Greenhalgh. The 4th official was Geoff Eltringham. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 6.2 degrees Celsius or 43.12 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 74%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Blackpool was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. Stoke City that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.
Stoke City was more aggressive with 35 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Stoke City won the match.
Blackpool shot 9 times, 1 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Stoke City shot 11 times, 4 on target, 5 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Blackpool. On the other side, Stoke City received 5 yellow cards (R. Sawyers, J. Thompson, B. Wilmot, J. Tymon and S. Fletcher).
After playing this match, Blackpool will stay with 24 points like Luton Town and Millwall to move up in the 10th place. On the other side, Stoke City will have 25 points like Huddersfield Town to move down in the 6th place.
Stoke City will play away with Luton Town on the 6th of November with a 5-0 head to head record in favor of Stoke City (3 draws).
Blackpool: Formation and Lineups
Blackpool started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Neil Critchley chose to play with the following team: Daniel Grimshaw , Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel , Marvin Ekpiteta , Richard Keogh , James Husband , Kenneth Dougall , Ryan Wintle , Demetri Mitchell , Sonny Carey , Keshi Anderson and Jerry Yates .
Blackpool made 3 changes: R. Keogh for L. Garbutt (16′), J. Yates for G. Madine (69′) and D. Mitchell for J. Bowler (79′).
Top player: Demetri Mitchell
Probably the most impressive player in Blackpool was Demetri Mitchell.
His rating iswith 21 passes (71% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 13.
Stoke City: Formation and Lineups
Stoke City started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
On the opposite side, Michael O\’Neill played with: Josef Bursik , Harry Souttar , Danny Batth , Ben Wilmot , Tommy Smith , Romaine Sawyers , Joe Allen , Jordan Thompson , Josh Tymon , Steven Fletcher and Jacob Brown .
Stoke City made 3 changes: B. Wilmot for L. Ostigard (46′), J. Brown for T. Campbell (69′) and J. Thompson for M. Vrancic (78′).
Top player: Steven Fletcher
Probably the most impressive player in Stoke City was Steven Fletcher.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 34 passes (79% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 10.
Results of the day
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