League One
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Preston North End 3-3 Chesterfield

Eoin Doyle
Eoin Doyle is League One's top goal scorer with 11 goals

Chesterfield's Eoin Doyle scored a second hat-trick in two games as Paul Cook's side came from 3-0 down to draw with Preston North End at Deepdale.

Alan Browne headed the hosts in front, Joe Garner pounced on an error to score and Josh Brownhill nodded in a third.

But Doyle, the division's top scorer, scored from Jay O'Shea's pass before finishing a low cross to make it 3-2.

And he tucked away a late penalty after Garner handled in the area to complete a remarkable comeback.

The spot-kick was Doyle's 11th goal of the season and came just four days after he scored three times in the Spireites' win over Scunthorpe.

The draw leaves last season's League Two winners third in League One after seven games, whilst Preston slip to 12th.

Line-ups

Preston

  • 1Jones
  • 15Woods
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 16Buchanan
  • 8KilkennySubstituted forKingat 67'minutes
  • 30Brownhill
  • 31Browne
  • 24HayhurstSubstituted forReidat 84'minutes
  • 14GarnerBooked at 63mins
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forRobinsonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 4Wiseman
  • 9Davies
  • 17Reid
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 22King
  • 27Robinson

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 3JonesSubstituted forO'Sheaat 31'minutes
  • 29MargreitterSubstituted forBanksat 78'minutes
  • 23EvattBooked at 60mins
  • 2Darikwa
  • 18BocoSubstituted forGnanduilletat 70'minutes
  • 26Johnson
  • 5Morsy
  • 8RyanBooked at 73mins
  • 12Clucas
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 10O'Shea
  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Banks
  • 28Ariyibi
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
8,399

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 3, Chesterfield 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 3, Chesterfield 3.

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jack King (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 3, Chesterfield 3. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Joe Garner (Preston North End) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jack King (Preston North End).

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Kyel Reid replaces William Hayhurst.

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Alan Browne (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 3, Chesterfield 2. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Johnson.

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Georg Margreitter because of an injury.

Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

Booking

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Romuald Boco.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jack King replaces Neil Kilkenny.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Callum Robinson replaces Paul Gallagher.

Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

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

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

David Buchanan (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City86201541120
2Peterborough8512138516
3Chesterfield7421138514
4MK Dons74121510513
5Bradford84131210213
6Sheff Utd741297213
7Swindon7331128412
8Coventry8332109112
9Fleetwood732264211
10Gillingham83231112-111
11Rochdale8314159610
12Preston7241129310
13Oldham824299010
14Crawley8314410-610
15Notts County72327619
16Yeovil8233912-39
17Barnsley6222121118
18Doncaster722369-38
19Leyton Orient714267-17
20Walsall8143610-47
21Scunthorpe8215718-117
22Colchester8125913-45
23Port Vale8125815-75
24Crewe7115715-84
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