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Leyton Orient 0-2 Preston North End

Callum Robinson
Callum Robinson, on loan at Preston from Aston Villa, is an England U20 international

Mauro Milanese's first game in charge of Leyton Orient ended in defeat as Preston narrowed the gap on leaders Bristol City to two points.

Callum Robinson met Chris Humphrey's cross to score his first goal for Preston.

Italian striker Gianvito Plasmati had a great chance to level on his debut, but was superbly denied by Jamie Jones.

Then Neil Kilkenny's free-kick was nodded back by sub Tom Clarke for Paul Huntingdon to score Preston's second.

Leyton Orient slip to 19th in League One as former QPR defender Milanese lost his first game after replacing Russell Slade.

The hosts rarely threatened but Jones had to be at his best to deny Jay Simpson one-on-one.

Leyton Orient manager Mauro Milanese told BBC London 94.9:

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Milanese on Leyton Orient v Preston

"In the first half we created good chances and then the game changed.

"They were very clinical and maybe they are second in the table for this reason.

"It is the same story of Leyton Orient at home with Russell (Slade), with Kevin (Nugent) and now with me here.

"The attitude and the spirit was good but we need to be more clinical in front of goal or have some new superstition at home."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 33Woods
  • 2Omozusi
  • 5CuthbertBooked at 42mins
  • 6Baudry
  • 12LowryBooked at 38mins
  • 11McAnuff
  • 18PritchardSubstituted forWrightat 56'minutes
  • 20BartleyBooked at 86mins
  • 7CoxBooked at 90mins
  • 27SimpsonSubstituted forKashketat 90+2'minutes
  • 30PlasmatiSubstituted forBattat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Batt
  • 16Lee
  • 17Wright
  • 19Kashket
  • 21Grainger
  • 23Dagnall
  • 25Ling

Preston

  • 1Jones
  • 4Wiseman
  • 22King
  • 23Huntington
  • 16BuchananBooked at 12mins
  • 8KilkennySubstituted forBrowneat 85'minutes
  • 19Welsh
  • 7Humphrey
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forDaviesat 52'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 27RobinsonSubstituted forClarkeat 73'minutes
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 5Clarke
  • 9Davies
  • 17Reid
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 30Brownhill
  • 31Browne
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
4,650

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Preston North End 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Preston North End 2.

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Scott Kashket replaces Jay Simpson because of an injury.

Booking

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

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. David Buchanan (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Marvyn Bartley (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marvyn Bartley (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Alan Browne replaces Neil Kilkenny.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

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

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 0, Preston North End 2. Paul Huntington (Preston North End) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Clarke with a cross.

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

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Tom Clarke replaces Callum Robinson.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Marvyn Bartley (Leyton Orient).

Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Gianvito Plasmati.

Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jack King (Preston North End).

Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Josh Wright replaces Bradley Pritchard.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Paul Gallagher because of an injury.

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1596032171533
2Preston1494128131531
3Swindon1475230171326
4Notts County147522112926
5Peterborough158252417726
6Sheff Utd148242218426
7Oldham156722317625
8MK Dons1373327151224
9Rochdale1472526151123
10Fleetwood155461716119
11Chesterfield155462324-119
12Bradford155461920-119
13Crawley155371424-1018
14Colchester154562122-117
15Barnsley144462224-216
16Port Vale154472023-316
17Coventry154471825-716
18Walsall153661215-315
19Leyton Orient153661520-515
20Doncaster134361220-815
21Gillingham153571421-714
22Yeovil153481226-1413
23Crewe1541101231-1913
24Scunthorpe153391729-1212
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