League One
Leyton OrientLeyton Orient0PrestonPreston North End2
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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:

"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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

  5. Substitution

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Marvyn Bartley (Leyton Orient).

  13. Substitution

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

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

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