Peterborough United 2-0 Preston North End

Tyrone Barnett (left) celebrates with team-mates

Tyrone Barnett and Grant McCann scored as Peterborough ended Preston's five-game winning run and closed to within a point of leaders Leyton Orient.

Barnett scored his sixth goal of the season when he poked home after keeper Declan Rudd spilled a McCann shot.

Rudd then let McCann's 25-yard shot slip through his hands before denying Barnett and Paul Taylor.

Bailey Wright and Joe Garner both hit the bar for Preston, while Nicky Wroe had a long-range shot tipped over.

Barnett was denied a brace by Rudd's diving save and strike partner Britt Assombalonga had a goal ruled out for offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient108201826
2Peterborough108111425
3Wolves108111425
4Bradford106311321
5Preston10541719
6Rotherham10541519
7MK Dons10442516
8Crawley10442316
9Walsall10433115
10Brentford10433-115
11Swindon10424314
12Port Vale10424-214
13Carlisle10334-912
14Colchester10253-411
15Shrewsbury10163-39
16Gillingham10235-49
17Oldham10226-38
18Coventry1052357
19Notts County10217-67
20Bristol City10064-66
21Crewe10136-176
22Sheff Utd10127-105
23Stevenage10127-115
24Tranmere10127-125
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