The last match of this EFL Championship match week treated us to arguably the most enticing. Table-toppers West Bromwich Albion travelled north to visit a stuttering Preston North End.

Slaven Bilić arrived in the summer and has brought about a resurgence for the Baggies. Matheus Pereira, Grady Diangana and Romaine Sawyers are just some of the players that have been brought in and been starring in their rise to the top. Another summer signing, Charlie Austin eventually won them the points here.

Preston’s superb start has been faltering as of late. Two away games have been lost in a row, losing 4:0 at Hull City last time out, leaving them in sixth place ahead of today, just inside the play-off positions.

In this tactical analysis, we shall look at the tactics deployed by Preston and West Brom, and how the Baggies managed to snatch a vital win in the EFL Championship promotion race.

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