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Preston North End 2-1 Huddersfield Town

Alan Browne
Alan Browne scored his 11th league goal of the season for Preston

Alan Browne's late winner earned Preston victory over Huddersfield.

The visitors started brightly and went close to scoring when Nakhi Wells slipped Harry Bunn through on goal but Anders Lindegaard saved with his legs.

Huddersfield broke the deadlock with just 10 minutes to go when Wells beat an onrushing Lindegaard.

Paul Gallagher's strike then deflected off Joel Lynch to level the score before Browne rose highest to head in Calum Woods' cross in injury time.

The visitors, who are now without a win in five, looked dangerous on the break and Wells was denied numerous times by the work of Preston goalkeeper Lindegaard.

Huddersfield have scored more goals in the last 15 minutes of games than any other Championship side and finally went ahead when Wells struck his 11th league goal of the season.

But their lead lasted just three minutes as an unfortunate Lynch saw the ball roll into the back of his own net.

Wells came close to restoring the Terriers' lead but his 20-yard strike went inches wide and midfielder Browne headed home from six yards to give Preston all three points.

Preston manager Simon Grayson: "We kept going, got fortunate with the own goal and then Browney made his way into the box very late like he did for the team meeting at half past one.

"He had a puncture on the motorway. He'll be celebrating tonight but will be reprimanded after the weekend with a fine.

"It is club rules, he's lucky other managers might not have played him but he came up with the goods so it won't be as severe as it maybe would have been!"

Huddersfield manager David Wagner: "There is frustration and disappointment. This is one of the harder days since we started our journey three months ago.

"It is so hard and frustrating because the gap between our performance and our result is unbelievably big.

"In my opinion the lads did a very good performance and played great football."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 15Woods
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 3Cunningham
  • 37RobinsonSubstituted forWelshat 58'minutes
  • 16Browne
  • 12Gallagher
  • 32ReachSubstituted forDoyleat 87'minutes
  • 25HugillSubstituted forJohnsonat 58'minutes
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 2Vermijl
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 11Johnson
  • 13Doyle
  • 19Welsh
  • 23Huntington
  • 43Kirkland

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 2Smith
  • 14Cranie
  • 33Lynch
  • 15Husband
  • 6HoggBooked at 78mins
  • 29Billing
  • 17BunnSubstituted forManuat 78'minutes
  • 8PatersonSubstituted forBoyleat 90'minutes
  • 18LolleySubstituted forMatmourat 67'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 3Davidson
  • 4Whitehead
  • 10Matmour
  • 13Murphy
  • 22Dempsey
  • 28Manu
  • 34Boyle
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
12,653

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home10
Away20
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Alan Browne.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Joel Lynch.

Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elvis Manu with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 2, Huddersfield Town 1. Alan Browne (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Calum Woods with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. William Boyle replaces Jamie Paterson.

Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Eoin Doyle replaces Adam Reach.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Jonathan Hogg tries a through ball, but Karim Matmour is caught offside.

Goal!

Own Goal by Joel Lynch, Huddersfield Town. Preston North End 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by James Husband.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bailey Wright.

Booking

Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town).

Adam Reach (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Elvis Manu (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 0, Huddersfield Town 1. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a through ball.

Booking

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Elvis Manu replaces Harry Bunn.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).

Greg Cunningham (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Garner.

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Karim Matmour with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Browne.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Karim Matmour replaces Joe Lolley.

Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

goal

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