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Peterborough United 0-1 Preston North End

Jermaine Beckford
Beckford joined Preston on loan last month

Jermaine Beckford's first league goal for Preston earned them victory at Peterborough in Simon Grayson's 100th match in charge of the Lilywhites.

The on-loan Bolton man collected a pass from Kevin Davies, beat two defenders and clipped the ball past keeper Ben Alnwick in first-half stoppage time.

Paul Gallagher had earlier struck the crossbar for the visitors.

Posh offered little in reply, with Erhun Oztumer seeing a free-kick saved and Aaron Mclean slamming a shot wide.

Preston remained fourth in the League One table, but only one point behind leaders Bristol City, while Peterborough's defeat was their fourth in a row at home.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 6BostwickBooked at 69mins
  • 25ZakuaniSubstituted forJamesat 87'minutes
  • 21Burgess
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 35Beautyman
  • 8Payne
  • 15AndersonSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 71'minutes
  • 10Oztumer
  • 20McLeanBooked at 49mins
  • 36Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 9James
  • 12Vassell
  • 13Day
  • 14Washington
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 22Almeida Santos

Preston

  • 21Stuckmann
  • 4Wiseman
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 3Laird
  • 7HumphreySubstituted forLittleat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19Welsh
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forBrowneat 60'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 9Davies
  • 10BeckfordBooked at 44minsSubstituted forKingat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 15Woods
  • 17Reid
  • 18Little
  • 22King
  • 30Brownhill
  • 31Browne
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
6,803

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Preston North End 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Preston North End 1.

Attempt blocked. Andy Little (Preston North End) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is blocked.

Attempt saved. Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

Booking

Andy Little (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Little (Preston North End).

Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andy Little (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jack King replaces Jermaine Beckford.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Luke James replaces Gabriel Zakuani.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Andy Little replaces Chris Humphrey.

Delay in match Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Scott Laird.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chris Humphrey.

Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Jermaine Anderson.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Attempt saved. Scott Laird (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Alan Browne (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jack Payne.

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Alan Browne (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City21126337201742
2MK Dons20125347192841
3Swindon21125439211841
4Preston21125434201441
5Sheff Utd219662724333
6Rochdale2194838271131
7Notts County208752722531
8Bradford218672826230
9Peterborough219392826230
10Oldham217952831-330
11Chesterfield217772929028
12Fleetwood217682120127
13Walsall216961918127
14Barnsley217593234-226
15Port Vale217592730-326
16Doncaster207582127-626
17Coventry216782429-525
18Scunthorpe206592635-923
19Gillingham215792431-722
20Crawley215792032-1222
21Colchester2155112638-1220
22Yeovil2155111831-1320
23Leyton Orient2147102533-819
24Crewe2154121739-2219
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