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Chesterfield 0-2 Preston North End

Joe Garner
Joe Garner started his career at Blackburn Rovers but never made a first-team appearance

Preston maintained their promotion push with a win against 10-man Chesterfield.

The Spireites got off to a disastrous start when Sam Hird was shown a straight red card only two minutes in, after he was adjudged to have fouled Joe Garner who was through on goal.

Garner then made the man advantage count as he nodded in Kevin Davies's right-wing cross on the half-hour mark.

Former Watford striker Garner bundled in a late second after Paul Huntington's header hit the post.

The winning margin could have been even greater for the visitors, but home goalkeeper Tommy Lee kept the score down as he saved Scott Laird's 25-yard strike and Garner's volley.

Byron Harrison spurned the host's best chance when he blazed the ball over the bar on the stretch from six yards.

The victory for Simon Grayson's side sees them close the gap to four points behind second-placed Swindon, while Chesterfield drop out of the play-off zone to seventh.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 23EvattBooked at 51mins
  • 4HirdBooked at 3mins
  • 3JonesSubstituted forRaglanat 5'minutes
  • 10O'SheaBooked at 90mins
  • 8RyanBooked at 43mins
  • 5Morsy
  • 12Clucas
  • 13LaverySubstituted forDieseruvweat 68'minutes
  • 18HarrisonSubstituted forDuffyat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 17Duffy
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Banks
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 28Ariyibi

Preston

  • 34Johnstone
  • 23Huntington
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 4WisemanSubstituted forHumphreyat 70'minutes
  • 12GallagherBooked at 90mins
  • 19Welsh
  • 24JohnsonBooked at 23minsSubstituted forKilkennyat 89'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 14GarnerSubstituted forEbanks-Blakeat 82'minutes
  • 9Davies

Substitutes

  • 7Humphrey
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 16Buchanan
  • 17Reid
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 22King
  • 40Ebanks-Blake
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
6,309

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Preston North End 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Preston North End 2.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by John Welsh.

Hand ball by Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Preston North End).

Booking

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Neil Kilkenny replaces Daniel Johnson.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Chris Humphrey.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake replaces Joe Garner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Chris Humphrey.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 0, Preston North End 2. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Scott Wiseman.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Caolan Lavery.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Mark Duffy replaces Byron Harrison.

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Chesterfield).

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Byron Harrison (Chesterfield) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Chesterfield).

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Byron Harrison (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

Attempt missed. Scott Wiseman (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chesterfield 0, Preston North End 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Preston North End 1.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Booking

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City28187353233061
2Swindon29176655292657
3MK Dons29168560273356
4Preston29158644281653
5Oldham29111084140143
6Sheff Utd2712693631542
7Chesterfield2911994238442
8Bradford2811893733441
9Fleetwood30118113030041
10Walsall29101093231140
11Doncaster2810993333039
12Rochdale271151149381138
13Peterborough29115133637-138
14Notts County29108113135-438
15Gillingham30108124045-538
16Port Vale30106143745-836
17Barnsley29105143843-535
18Crewe29105142951-2235
19Scunthorpe2797113843-534
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester2977153550-1528
22Yeovil3077162342-1928
23Crawley3069152754-2727
24Leyton Orient2868143544-926
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