EFL Cup - First Round
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Preston North End 1-0 Hartlepool United

Preston celebrate Doyle's late winner
After losing at Reading on Saturday, the win over Hartlepool was PNE's first of the season

Eoin Doyle converted Chris Humphrey's low cross as Preston scored late in injury-time to defeat League Two Hartlepool in the EFL Cup.

Nicky Deverdics went close with a free-kick, Josh Laurent forced a save and Lewis Alessandra had an effort ruled out for offside as the away side threatened after the break.

Alessandra cleared off his own line to deny Paul Huntington's header.

But Doyle, earlier denied by Adam Bartlett, then struck from close range.

Line-ups

Preston

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 16Grimshaw
  • 23HuntingtonBooked at 90mins
  • 6WrightBooked at 18mins
  • 3Cunningham
  • 18PringleSubstituted forHumphreyat 81'minutes
  • 8Browne
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forRobinsonat 63'minutes
  • 12Gallagher
  • 14GarnerSubstituted forHugillat 63'minutes
  • 13Doyle

Substitutes

  • 7Humphrey
  • 10Beckford
  • 17Spurr
  • 19Welsh
  • 22Maxwell
  • 25Hugill
  • 37Robinson

Hartlepool

  • 13Bartlett
  • 2MagnayBooked at 81mins
  • 22Nsiala
  • 6Bates
  • 3Carroll
  • 28Laurent
  • 14WoodsBooked at 61mins
  • 17Deverdics
  • 15Alessandra
  • 9Amond
  • 7Thomas

Substitutes

  • 4Featherstone
  • 5Jones
  • 11Oates
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
  • 31Dudzinski
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
4,509

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home21
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Chris Humphrey.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 1, Hartlepool United 0. Eoin Doyle (Preston North End) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a fast break.

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

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

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Ben Pringle.

Booking

Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Attempt missed. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Eoin Doyle (Preston North End) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Lewis Alessandra.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Carl Magnay.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Callum Robinson replaces Daniel Johnson.

Substitution

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

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Preston North End).

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Booking

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Greg Cunningham (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Preston North End).

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Liam Grimshaw (Preston North End).

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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