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PeterboroughPeterborough United2PrestonPreston North End0

Peterborough United 2-0 Preston North End

Tyrone Barnett (left) celebrates with team-mates

Tyrone Barnett and Grant McCann scored as Peterborough ended Preston's five-game winning run and closed to within a point of leaders Leyton Orient.

Barnett scored his sixth goal of the season when he poked home after keeper Declan Rudd spilled a McCann shot.

Rudd then let McCann's 25-yard shot slip through his hands before denying Barnett and Paul Taylor.

Bailey Wright and Joe Garner both hit the bar for Preston, while Nicky Wroe had a long-range shot tipped over.

Barnett was denied a brace by Rudd's diving save and strike partner Britt Assombalonga had a goal ruled out for offside.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Olejnik
  • 2Alcock
  • 6BostwickBooked at 61mins
  • 14Rowe
  • 5Zakuani
  • 7Swanson
  • 12TaylorSubstituted forKearnsat 79'minutes
  • 11McCann
  • 8PayneSubstituted forNtlheat 87'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 23Barnett

Substitutes

  • 13Day
  • 4Brisley
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 16Kearns
  • 32Conlon
  • 28Gordon-Hutton

Preston

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 23Rudd
  • 5Clarke
  • 6WrightBooked at 16mins
  • 4HuntingtonBooked at 20mins
  • 2Keane
  • 7Humphrey
  • 3Laird
  • 13ByromSubstituted forWroeat 45'minutes
  • 10BeavonSubstituted forGarnerat 71'minutes
  • 9Davies
  • 27HumeSubstituted forWelshat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Welsh
  • 11Holmes
  • 8Wroe
  • 16Buchanan
  • 1Stuckmann
  • 21Mousinho
  • 14Garner
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
7,020

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Scott Laird.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Grant McCann.

  7. Post update

    Craig Alcock (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

  9. Post update

    Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Kgosi Ntlhe replaces Jack Payne because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Welsh (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Daniel Kearns replaces Paul Taylor.

  19. Post update

    Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Wroe (Preston North End).