Middlesbrough moves into the play-off places after earning their third consecutive victory in the EFL Championship. The team playing under Michael Carrick came out as 3-1 winners against Birmingham City. Matty Crooks scored a brace early in the second half to give his side a two-goal advantage. Tahith Chong equalised for Birmingham before Chuba Akpom sealed three points. This win takes Boro to fifth place, and Birmingham City are down in 17th place.

We’ve broken down all the key stats for you to digest, including;

* shot maps

* xG (expected goals)

* pass networks

* positional attacks

* defensive duels

* key players

* average positions and much more!

We also try to answer some questions for you with the visuals;

What were the attacking zones for Birmingham City? How many shots were attempted in the second half by Middlesbrough?

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EFL Championship Stats: Birmingham City vs Middlesbrough