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PrestonPreston North End3RotherhamRotherham United3

Preston North End 3-3 Rotherham United

Lee Frecklington

Lee Frecklington scored a dramatic 89th-minute equaliser to earn Rotherham a point in a thrilling game at Preston.

A Frecklington shot and own goal by Tom Clarke, who deflected Ben Pringle's free-kick into his own net, had put Rotherham 2-0 up after 11 minutes.

Preston hit back and Paul Gallagher first set up Craig Davies to score and then fired home the equaliser.

Joe Garner put North End ahead when he scored from Chris Humphrey's cross but Frecklington rescued the visitors.

Frecklington had given the Millers the perfect start when he collected a James Tavernier pass and burst into the area before firing home in the seventh minute.

The visitors doubled the lead four minutes later when Pringle's free-kick went in via home defender Clarke.

Davies halved the deficit in the 37th minute when a brilliant backheel by Gallagher set him up to curl his second Preston goal into the bottom corner of the net.

Gallagher levelled the match with a spectacular shot before Humphreys centred for Garner to score his 18th goal of the season.

But Frecklington had the final word when he poked home his 10th goal of the season after good work by substitute Nicky Adams.

Rotherham's late equaliser meant that North End missed the chance to move within three points of third-placed Brentford.

Preston manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm frustrated and disappointed to concede a goal so late in the game and not secure the three points.

"We didn't start well enough, obviously, going 2-0 down after 10 minutes, but we got a reaction from the players.

"We were totally dominant from the 30-minute mark to the last few minutes.

"The equalising goal was a real soft one from our point of view. They haven't really had to work for their goals tonight."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 32WisemanSubstituted forKingat 82'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 2Keane
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 7Humphrey
  • 37Kilkenny
  • 14GarnerBooked at 90mins
  • 17Davies
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forBrownhillat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 9Davies
  • 10Beavon
  • 11Holmes
  • 16Buchanan
  • 22King
  • 30Brownhill

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 27Tavernier
  • 3SkarzSubstituted forVuckicat 86'minutes
  • 8Frecklington
  • 5Davis
  • 4Arnason
  • 22Agard
  • 36SmallwoodSubstituted forO'Connorat 67'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 26ThomasSubstituted forAdamsat 52'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 18Pringle

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 10O'Connor
  • 20Morgan
  • 25Addison
  • 28Vuckic
  • 35Hitchcock
  • 37Adams
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
9,524

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 3, Rotherham United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 3, Rotherham United 3.

  3. Booking

    Joe Garner (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Preston North End 3, Rotherham United 3. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Haris Vuckic replaces Joe Skarz.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Craig Davies (Preston North End).

  7. Post update

    Claude Davis (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Jack King replaces Scott Wiseman because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Kieran Agard.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Brownhill replaces Paul Gallagher.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

  13. Post update

    Claude Davis (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Scott Laird (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Booking

    Nicky Adams (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Adams (Rotherham United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael O'Connor replaces Richard Smallwood.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient33207666323467
2Wolves31207454203467
3Brentford31206554312366
4Preston331613446331361
5Rotherham321610658431558
6Peterborough311641151411052
7Walsall32121193731647
8Swindon33137135044646
9MK Dons33137134845346
10Port Vale32134154449-543
11Bradford3291494338541
12Sheff Utd31108133338-538
13Gillingham33115174255-1338
14Coventry31138105956337
15Oldham33107163746-937
16Carlisle32106163754-1736
17Colchester30811113639-335
18Crawley2781183236-435
19Tranmere3298153855-1735
20Crewe3397173762-2534
21Bristol City33614134755-832
22Shrewsbury32710153143-1231
23Notts County3393214255-1330
24Stevenage3184192950-2128
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