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Preston North End 3-2 Ipswich Town

Preston v Ipswich

Substitute Joe Garner scored a hat-trick to knock Ipswich Town out of the FA Cup and book League One Preston a fourth-round trip to Nottingham Forest.

Frank Nouble gave the Championship visitors the lead after an error before 25-year-old former Forest striker Garner levelled with a header.

Garner made it 2-1 when he rifled past Scott Loach only for David McGoldrick to equalise with a close-range header.

But Garner sealed a dramatic win for North End following a mistake.

The ex-Watford forward now has 12 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for North End this season, his treble earning North End a place in the last 32 for the first time since 2010.

Ipswich have now failed to win their last six FA Cup ties, a run stretching four years.

A drab tie burst into life when Nouble pounced on a 58th minute mix-up between goalkeeper Declan Rudd and defender Keith Keane to put the visitors ahead.

Garner was introduced four minutes later and he did not take long to make an impact, the former Blackburn youth player heading Paul Gallagher's corner through a crowd of bodies in the 68th minute.

Less than a minute later, after good work down the right from Chris Humphrey, Garner controlled Kevin Davies' knock-down and cracked a low shot beyond Loach.

Extra-time looked to be on the cards at Deepdale when Ipswich substitute McGoldrick made it 2-2 from a Carlos Edwards cross in the 76th minute.

But Garner sealed a dramatic win after seizing on some slack defending in the box to turn and fire Preston through to the next round.

Preston manager Simon Grayson:

"Bringing Joe Garner on as your leading scorer isn't a gamble.

"He's got great movement, he's a brave lad, he'll get on the end of things and he's two-footed. He's playing with a lot of confidence and we want that to continue for a long time.

"It was a typical cup tie, especially in the second half, the first half there wasn't too much in it."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"We've let them off the hook and conceded three very poor goals.

"I don't see any kids or inexperience in that team, it's a good team I've put out.

"It's not too often I've been this way. I try to be consistent in what I'm like, but I was annoyed with that."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Rudd
  • 2Keane
  • 3Laird
  • 37Kilkenny
  • 5Clarke
  • 4Huntington
  • 7HumphreySubstituted forWrightat 90+3'minutes
  • 30BrownhillSubstituted forHolmesat 79'minutes
  • 9Davies
  • 12Gallagher
  • 24HayhurstBooked at 50minsSubstituted forGarnerat 62'minutes


  • 1Stuckmann
  • 6Wright
  • 10Beavon
  • 11Holmes
  • 13Byrom
  • 14Garner
  • 27Hume


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Loach
  • 7Edwards
  • 15MingsBooked at 90mins
  • 19HyamBooked at 84mins
  • 6BerraBooked at 72mins
  • 5Smith
  • 16Tunnicliffe
  • 18TabbSubstituted forMcGoldrickat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 35Nouble
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forTaylorat 73'minutes
  • 12HuntSubstituted forLeeat 90+2'minutes


  • 10McGoldrick
  • 22Gerken
  • 26Taylor
  • 29Lee
  • 31Lawrence
  • 32Hammond
  • 40Clarke
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Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 3, Ipswich Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 3, Ipswich Town 2.

  3. Booking

    Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Lee Holmes (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town).

  6. Booking

    David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Bailey Wright replaces Chris Humphrey.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Alan Lee replaces Stephen Hunt.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Preston North End 3, Ipswich Town 2. Joe Garner (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Booking

    Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

  16. Post update

    Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Dangerous play by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

  19. Post update

    Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Lee Holmes replaces Josh Brownhill.