League One
Preston1Barnsley0

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:

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Wilson on Preston v Barnsley

"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

Match ends, Preston North End 1, Barnsley 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Thorsten Stuckmann.

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

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

Booking

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

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

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

Foul by Andy Little (Preston North End).

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

Booking

Mason Holgate (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Mason Holgate (Barnsley).

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Marcello Trotta replaces Leroy Lita.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by George Smith.

Booking

Luke Berry (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Luke Berry (Barnsley).

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

Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Berry (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. John Welsh (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Rhys Oates replaces Kane Hemmings.

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Berry (Barnsley).

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

Mason Holgate (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

Attempt blocked. Calum Woods (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Williams (Barnsley).

Attempt saved. Scott Laird (Preston North End) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

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

Foul by Luke Berry (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. George Williams replaces James Bailey.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City22136339211845
2MK Dons21135348192944
3Swindon22135443222144
4Preston22135435201544
5Bradford229673026433
6Sheff Utd229672826233
7Rochdale2294939291031
8Notts County218762723431
9Chesterfield228773231131
10Peterborough2293103029130
11Oldham227962933-430
12Port Vale228592931-229
13Doncaster218582327-429
14Fleetwood227692122-127
15Walsall226972022-227
16Barnsley2275103235-326
17Scunthorpe217592836-826
18Gillingham226792632-625
19Coventry226792431-725
20Leyton Orient2257102934-522
21Crawley2257102136-1522
22Crewe2264121940-2122
23Colchester2255122740-1320
24Yeovil2255121933-1420
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