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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.

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Russell Slade: Leyton Orient manager on Preston defeat

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Full Time

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

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

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

Booking

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

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

Substitution

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

Foul by Marvin Bartley (Leyton Orient).

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

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

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

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Neil Kilkenny.

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

Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Neil Kilkenny replaces Paul Gallagher.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Robbie Simpson replaces David Mooney.

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

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

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

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

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Elliot Omozusi.

Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

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

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Mathieu Baudry replaces Lloyd James.

Attempt missed. Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves16123130102039
2Leyton Orient16122236132338
3Peterborough15102325121332
4Brentford169342517830
5Preston168622416830
6Swindon1682631211026
7Rotherham166642422224
8Bradford1565424141023
9Port Vale167272425-123
10MK Dons156452420422
11Walsall156451715222
12Coventry1593334221220
13Crawley165561923-420
14Gillingham165382025-518
15Colchester163851622-617
16Carlisle164571628-1217
17Shrewsbury163761619-316
18Oldham154381923-415
19Bristol City162862428-414
20Stevenage1642101526-1114
21Tranmere163581630-1414
22Crewe163491236-2413
23Sheff Utd1633101425-1112
24Notts County1631121730-1310
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