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Leyton Orient 0-1 Preston North End

Joe Garner

Leyton Orient fell to only their second league defeat of the season as Joe Garner's goal gave Preston victory to knock the hosts off top spot.

The visitors took the lead when Garner struck a wonderful first-time volley beyond keeper Jamie Jones from Keith Keane's cross.

The O's struggled to create and their best chance saw Bailey Wright's last-ditch tackle deny David Mooney.

Robbie Simpson forced Declan Rudd into a late save as Preston held on.

Russell Slade's side had scored in all their previous 15 league games and are the Football League's top scorers with 36 but drop to second after Wolves won at struggling Notts County.

Despite becoming the first team to take all three points away from Brisbane Road since February, Preston drop down a place to fifth after Brentford's big win over Crewe.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"It was a tight game. Preston bossed it and made life tough for us in the first half by slowing the game down and dictating the tempo.

"They didn't create a lot either. It was cagey and we grew into it and had a wonderful window of opportunity to equalise late on.

"[Suspended midfielder] Romain Vincelot is the heartbeat of the team and he was missed today.

"We knew today would be tough as they set their stall out and were pretty negative. We are disappointed but are still up there and have the chance for a fine season."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jones
  • 2Omozusi
  • 3SawyerSubstituted forBattat 62'minutes
  • 8JamesSubstituted forBaudryat 70'minutes
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 15ClarkeBooked at 35mins
  • 11Odubajo
  • 21Bartley
  • 10MooneySubstituted forSimpsonat 81'minutes
  • 9Lisbie
  • 7CoxBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Baudry
  • 12Larkins
  • 14Batt
  • 17Vanderhyde
  • 19Lasimant
  • 22Stockley
  • 25Simpson

Preston

Formation 3-5-2

  • 23Rudd
  • 7HumphreySubstituted forHuntingtonat 90'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 6Wright
  • 22King
  • 5Clarke
  • 19Welsh
  • 2KeaneBooked at 41mins
  • 9DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 14GarnerBooked at 43mins
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forKilkennyat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 4Huntington
  • 11Holmes
  • 16Buchanan
  • 17Monakana
  • 30Brownhill
  • 37Kilkenny
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
7,123

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Preston North End 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Preston North End 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

    Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

  7. Post update

    Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Booking

    Kevin Davies (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Paul Huntington replaces Chris Humphrey.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Bartley (Leyton Orient).

  13. Post update

    Declan Rudd (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

  15. Post update

    Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Neil Kilkenny.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marvin Bartley (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

  20. Post update

    Keith Keane (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.