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Posted Monday, January 18th 2021

Numbers game: Preston North End (H)

We break down the statistics from City's 2-0 win at home against Preston North End.

Academy graduate Zak Vyner scored his first Bristol City goal in a memorable win.

Vyner capped his first start as a central midfielder with a second-half goal to help earn City their first win over the Lilywhites in 15 previous attempts.

In fact it was 11 years to the day since City’s last home win over Preston and they were on course to end that run when Famara Diédhiou headed the Robins into an early lead.

Preston were kept at an arm’s length for much of the game but posed more questions after the break, that was until Vyner’s scuffed strike doubled City’s lead with 12 minutes remaining.

It’s a result which ensured back-to-back wins in 2021, after last weekend’s Emirates FA Cup victory, and lifts Dean Holden’s men to ninth in the Sky Bet Championship.

TEAM STATS

  • Shots: 14
  • Goals: 2
  • Total passes: 402
  • Key passes: 10
  • Pass success rate: 62%
  • Aerials won: 30
  • Tackles: 9
  • Interceptions: 14
  • Clearances: 21
  • Possession: 45.7%

Opta's key performer: Famara Diédhiou

  • Goals: 1
  • Key passes: 1
  • Passes: 23
  • Aerials won: 8
  • Pass accuracy: 56.5%
  • Touches: 36
  • Tackles: 1
  • Opta rating: 8.29

Your Man of the Match: Zak Vyner

  • Goals: 1
  • Passes: 37
  • Pass success rate: 78.4%
  • Aerials won: 1
  • Key passes: 
  • Tackles: 2
  • Interceptions: 2
  • Clearances: 2
  • Touches: 48
  • Opta rating: 8.19

ON THE BALL

  • Most passes: Alfie Mawson 52
  • Best pass accuracy: Han-Noah Massengo 85.7
  • Most touches: Alfie Mawson 69

DEFENSIVE DUTIES

  • Most interceptions:  Tomas Kalas 3
  • Most clearances: Mawson 6
  • Most tackles: Maswon, Vyner, Chris Martin 2
  • Most blocked shots: Kalas 4
  • Aerial duels won: Mawson 9

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