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Preston North End 2-0 Peterborough

Daniel Johnson
Daniel Johnson joined Preston from Aston Villa in January

Goals from Daniel Johnson and Jermaine Beckford saw high-flying Preston beat play-off hopefuls Peterborough for their eighth league win in nine games.

Jamaican midfielder Johnson gave the hosts a first-half lead with a low curling shot from the edge of the box.

Callum Robinson's strike was tipped over by Posh keeper Ben Alnwick before Beckford blasted home from close range.

Peterborough's best effort came from Jon Taylor but his bending effort was saved by Sam Johnstone.

Simon Grayson's Preston, who have not lost since a 2-1 defeat by Crawley at the end of January, remain in second place in League One, two points ahead of Swindon.

The defeat for Posh brings a four game winning streak to an end and keeps them a point outside the play-offs.

Line-ups

Preston

  • 34Johnstone
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 23HuntingtonBooked at 45mins
  • 3Laird
  • 12Gallagher
  • 19Welsh
  • 24Johnson
  • 10BeckfordSubstituted forHumphreyat 86'minutes
  • 14GarnerSubstituted forDaviesat 78'minutes
  • 27RobinsonSubstituted forWoodsat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Humphrey
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 9Davies
  • 15Woods
  • 17Reid
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 40Ebanks-Blake

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 25Zakuani
  • 22Almeida Santos
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 8Payne
  • 6BostwickBooked at 53minsSubstituted forNorrisat 72'minutes
  • 17Newell
  • 7Taylor
  • 14WashingtonSubstituted forVassellat 54'minutes
  • 9James

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 12Vassell
  • 21Burgess
  • 23Norris
  • 28Anderson
  • 32Henry
  • 35Beautyman
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
8,856

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 2, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Peterborough United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Calum Woods replaces Callum Robinson.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Jermaine Beckford.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 2, Peterborough United 0. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Gallagher.

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

Foul by Luke James (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Joe Garner.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

Joe Newell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

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

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End).

Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. David Norris replaces Michael Bostwick.

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

Foul by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).

Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Attempt missed. Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kyle Vassell replaces Conor Washington.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

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

Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City38258573324183
2Preston36219662313172
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons37199972393366
5Sheff Utd361510115043755
6Barnsley37166155049154
7Peterborough37165164546-153
8Chesterfield36149135448651
9Fleetwood37149143741-451
10Rochdale351551560461450
11Bradford351311114440450
12Doncaster371311134547-250
13Port Vale37146174752-548
14Gillingham371211145054-447
15Walsall371113133641-546
16Oldham361210144556-1146
17Scunthorpe351110144753-643
18Coventry371013144251-943
19Notts County36119163646-1042
20Crewe37126193567-3242
21Crawley371010174264-2240
22Leyton Orient36109174752-539
23Colchester37107204461-1737
24Yeovil3889212858-3033
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