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Preston North End 1-1 Leeds United

Jordan Hugill
Jordan Hugill has previously had spells at Hartlepool and Tranmere

Jordan Hugill's last-minute goal ensured Preston and Leeds shared the spoils at the end of their Championship seasons.

Home goalkeeper Chris Kirkland expertly denied Wood's looping header as the visitors started brightly.

With ten minutes remaining, Kirkland clumsily brought down Luke Murphy and Chris Wood happily smashed home the resulting penalty.

Deep into stoppage time Hugill slotted home as the game ended in a draw.

With neither side having anything to play for except pride, this game struggled to ignite with few clear-cut chances being created in a somewhat drab first half.

Despite this, the 18,000 fans in attendance saw the game burst into life in a frantic final 10 minutes as Wood put Leeds ahead before Hugill stole a last-gasp point for the home side.

Preston, who were one of the favourites to go down at the start of the season having come up from League One, performed admirably to finish in 11th place.

This season has been chaotic off the field for Leeds, who finish in 13th position, and it still remains to be seen if manager Steve Evans will be in charge next year.

Preston manager Simon Grayson: "I think we deserved at least a point. We played well, the performance epitomised what we are this season, Leeds didn't really look like scoring.

"We showed that character again to get the late goal. A lot of teams would have accepted that they're going to lose the last game of the season 1-0 but not my players.

"We know our strengths and we know our weaknesses but to finish where we have, above lots of more experienced teams, speaks volumes for the players."

Leeds head coach Steve Evans: "I had tears in my eyes because the supporters were fantastic. I thought I knew my future but I don't. It's just the feeling you get.

"I hope it's not the end, I really hope it's not. But if the decision is made for the benefit of the football club then I will endorse it.

"If they've got (Jose) Mourinho parked in the corner then I'd be the first to applaud him onto the pitch.

"I'm going to go home and wait to see what the president decides. I would've loved to have been in on Monday planning pre-season and maybe that will still happen, but who knows?"

Line-ups

Preston

  • 43Kirkland
  • 2Vermijl
  • 15Woods
  • 23Huntington
  • 6Wright
  • 32Reach
  • 16BrowneSubstituted forRobinsonat 70'minutes
  • 12Gallagher
  • 11Johnson
  • 10BeckfordSubstituted forDoyleat 63'minutes
  • 14GarnerSubstituted forHugillat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Pearson
  • 7Humphrey
  • 13Doyle
  • 19Welsh
  • 25Hugill
  • 37Robinson
  • 40Hudson

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 31Coyle
  • 3Bamba
  • 6CooperSubstituted forWoottonat 45'minutes
  • 21Taylor
  • 16Diagouraga
  • 8Murphy
  • 15DallasSubstituted forVieiraat 90+1'minutes
  • 23L Cook
  • 10MowattSubstituted forAntenucciat 67'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 4Wootton
  • 7Antenucci
  • 11Doukara
  • 20Botaka
  • 27Phillips
  • 37Vieira
  • 45Peacock-Farrell
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
18,473

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 1, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Leeds United 1.

Attempt missed. Toumani Diagouraga (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Calum Woods.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 1, Leeds United 1. Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Ronaldo Vieira replaces Stuart Dallas.

Offside, Preston North End. Paul Gallagher tries a through ball, but Adam Reach is caught offside.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Marco Silvestri.

Attempt saved. Calum Woods (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Callum Robinson.

Attempt saved. Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Gallagher.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

Attempt blocked. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Silvestri.

Attempt missed. Bailey Wright (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Gallagher with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Sol Bamba.

Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Reach.

Attempt blocked. Eoin Doyle (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jordan Hugill replaces Joe Garner.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 0, Leeds United 1. Chris Wood (Leeds United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Chris Kirkland (Preston North End) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Leeds United. Luke Murphy draws a foul in the penalty area.

Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Leeds United).

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Johnson with a cross following a set piece situation.

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Taylor (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Callum Robinson replaces Alan Browne.

Attempt missed. Bailey Wright (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Reach.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Mirco Antenucci replaces Alex Mowatt.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Eoin Doyle replaces Jermaine Beckford.

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

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Charlie Taylor with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley462615572353793
2Middlesbrough462611963313289
3Brighton462417572423089
4Hull4624111169353483
5Derby4621151066432378
6Sheff Wed4619171066452174
7Ipswich461815135351269
8Cardiff461717125651568
9Brentford46198197267565
10Birmingham461615155349463
11Preston461517144545062
12QPR461418145454060
13Leeds461417155058-859
14Wolves461416165358-558
15Blackburn461316174646055
16Nottm Forest461316174347-455
17Reading461313205259-752
18Bristol City461313205471-1752
19Huddersfield461312215970-1151
20Fulham461215196679-1351
21Rotherham461310235371-1849
22Charlton46913244080-4040
23MK Dons46912253969-3039
24Bolton46515264181-4030
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