Championship: Preston North End recovers a 0-1 deficit to top Stoke City 2-1

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STOKE. Preston North End found a way to turn the table against Stoke City to win 2-1.

STOKE. Preston North End was able to turn the table against Stoke City to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was Stoke City to strike first with a goal of B. Wilmot at the 47′. Then it was a goal in the 60′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, A. Hughes gave the win to Preston North End in the 81′ minute with a goal.

The match was played at the Bet365 Stadium stadium in Stoke on Monday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Jeremy Simpson with the help of Robert Hyde and Rob Smith. The 4th official was Dean Whitestone. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9 degrees Celsius or 48.15 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 81%.​

Match Statistics

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

Stoke City was more aggressive with 64 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 3 were on target. Nevertheless, Preston North End was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Stoke City shot 14 times, 3 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, Preston North End shot 8 times, 3 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Stoke City received 3 yellow cards (J. Allen, A. Doughty and ). On the other side, Preston North End received 3 yellow cards (A. Hughes, and R. Ledson).

After playing this match, Stoke City will stay with 35 points to stay in the 8th place. On the other side, Preston North End will have 28 points to stay in the 16th place.

Match Events

  • 47'
    47'

    B. Wilmot

  • 49'
    49'

    A. Hughes

    Fouled by Andrew Hughes - Preston North End Andrew Hughes - Preston North End - receive yellow card for a foul. Tyrese Campbell - Stoke City - won a free kick in defence.
  • 51'
    51'

    S. Surridge

    S. Fletcher

  • 60'
    60'

    B. Potts

  • 64'
    64'

    J. Allen

    Fouled by Joe Allen - Stoke City Ched Evans - Preston North End - won a free kick in attack. Joe Allen - Stoke City - receive yellow card for a foul.
  • 69'
    69'

    A. Doughty

    T. Campbell

  • 75'
    75'

    J. Brown

    M. Vrancic

  • 79'
    79'

    A. Doughty

    Alfie Doughty - Stoke City - receive yellow card for a foul. Fouled by Alfie Doughty - Stoke City Alan Browne - Preston North End - won a free kick in defence. Shot blocked. Sam Clucas - Stoke City - shot with right foot from outside the box is blocked. Assist - Tom Ince.
  • 80'
    80'

    S. Sinclair

    E. Riis

  • 81'
    81'

    A. Hughes

    B. Whiteman

    Goal! Stoke City 1, Preston North End 2. Andrew Hughes - Preston North End - shot with the head from the centre of the box to the left corner. Assist - Benjamin Whiteman with a cross after corner.
  • 88'
    88'

    R. Ledson

    D. Johnson

  • 89'
    89'

    S. Maguire

    C. Evans

  • 90'
    90'

    R. Ledson

    Ryan Ledson - Preston North End - receive yellow card for a foul. Tom Ince - Stoke City - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Ryan Ledson - Preston North End Corner - Preston North End. Conceded by Danny Batth. Second Half ended - Stoke City 1, Preston North End 2. Tom Ince - Stoke City - receive yellow card. Joshua Earl - Preston North End - won a free kick on the left wing. Fouled by Tom Ince - Stoke City
  • 90'
    90'

    T. Ince

    Ryan Ledson - Preston North End - receive yellow card for a foul. Tom Ince - Stoke City - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Ryan Ledson - Preston North End Corner - Preston North End. Conceded by Danny Batth. Second Half ended - Stoke City 1, Preston North End 2. Tom Ince - Stoke City - receive yellow card. Joshua Earl - Preston North End - won a free kick on the left wing. Fouled by Tom Ince - Stoke City
  • 90'
    90'

    T. Ince

    Ryan Ledson - Preston North End - receive yellow card for a foul. Tom Ince - Stoke City - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Ryan Ledson - Preston North End Corner - Preston North End. Conceded by Danny Batth. Second Half ended - Stoke City 1, Preston North End 2. Tom Ince - Stoke City - receive yellow card. Joshua Earl - Preston North End - won a free kick on the left wing. Fouled by Tom Ince - Stoke City

Next match

In the upcoming Championship match, Stoke City will play away with Barnsley on the 12th of January with a 2-2 head to head statistic.

Preston North End will host Birmingham City on the 15th of January with a 9-3 head to head in favor of Preston North End (5 draws).

Stoke City: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Michael O\’Neill chose to play with the following team: Adam Davies (6.4), Ben Wilmot (7.0), Danny Batth (6.9), James Chester (7.0), Thomas Ince (6.6), Sam Clucas (6.8), Joe Allen (7.0), Mario Vrančić (7.0), Morgan Fox (6.8), Steven Fletcher (6.8) and Tyrese Campbell (7.0).

Substitutes

Stoke City made 3 changes: S. Fletcher for S. Surridge (51′), T. Campbell for A. Doughty (69′) and M. Vrancic for J. Brown (75′).

Top player: Mario Vrančić

Probably the most impressive player in Stoke City was Mario Vrančić.

His rating is (7.0) with 29 passes (72% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 4 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, Ryan Lowe played with: Daniel Iversen (6.6), Sepp van den Berg (7.0), Patrick Bauer (6.8), Andrew Hughes (7.5), Brad Potts (7.1), Alan Browne (7.3), Benjamin Whiteman (7.1), Josh Earl (6.8), Daniel Johnson (7.3), Ched Evans (6.5) and Emil Riis (6.2).

Substitutes

Preston North End made 3 changes: E. Riis for S. Sinclair (80′), D. Johnson for R. Ledson (88′) and C. Evans for S. Maguire (89′).

Top player: Andrew Hughes

The player who no doubt impressed Preston North End the most was Andrew Hughes.

His rating is (7.5) with 1 goal, 45 passes (64% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 16.

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