League One
PrestonPreston North End1BarnsleyBarnsley0

Preston North End 1-0 Barnsley

Paul Gallagher's first-half penalty gave Preston a third successive 1-0 victory in all competitions to keep them within a point of League One leaders Bristol City.

The on-loan Leicester striker converted on 16 minutes after midfielder John Welsh was fouled in the penalty area.

The hosts spurned numerous chances before Conor Hourihane hit the post in injury time for the visitors.

Preston are level with MK Dons and Swindon on 44 points.

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was a game where everybody thought we were going to be the whipping boys and we weren't.

"As the work ethic goes I thought we were very good. We got around the ball really well, we pressed them and hassled a very good side.

"We could have got back into it and at 1-0 you're still in the game."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 21Stuckmann
  • 15Woods
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 3Laird
  • 7Humphrey
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 19WelshBooked at 87mins
  • 12GallagherBooked at 31minsSubstituted forHayhurstat 81'minutes
  • 9Davies
  • 10BeckfordSubstituted forLittleat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 16Buchanan
  • 18Little
  • 22King
  • 24Hayhurst
  • 30Brownhill
  • 31Browne

Barnsley

  • 12Davies
  • 20Smith
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 16Ramage
  • 32BaileySubstituted forWilliamsat 57'minutes
  • 27HolgateBooked at 86mins
  • 4BerryBooked at 75mins
  • 8Hourihane
  • 10HemmingsSubstituted forOatesat 67'minutes
  • 11Jennings
  • 33LitaSubstituted forTrottaat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Treacy
  • 14Digby
  • 18Oates
  • 22Williams
  • 24Dibble
  • 28Cowgill
  • 31Trotta
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
13,793

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 1, Barnsley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Barnsley 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Thorsten Stuckmann.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

    John Welsh (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

  8. Post update

    Luke Berry (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Andy Little (Preston North End).

  10. Post update

    Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Booking

    Mason Holgate (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    William Hayhurst (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mason Holgate (Barnsley).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marcello Trotta (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. William Hayhurst replaces Paul Gallagher.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Andy Little replaces Jermaine Beckford.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Marcello Trotta replaces Leroy Lita.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by George Smith.

  20. Booking

    Luke Berry (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.