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Preston North End 2-0 Scunthorpe United

Goals from Daniel Johnson and Paul Gallagher were enough to see off Scunthorpe and give Preston North End their third straight league win.

Gallagher cleared Paddy Madden's shot off the line after Lilywhites keeper Sam Johnstone flapped at a corner.

Callum Robinson pulled the ball back for Johnson to sweep in from six yards to give the home side the lead.

Preston's victory was secured when Chris Humphrey squared the ball for Gallagher to finish from close range.

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We weren't good enough today. In the first half we huffed and puffed, and I think there was nothing in the game.

"In fairness, I think in the second half there wasn't a great deal in it. We got bullied.

"There's a few black eyes in the dressing room, and that's not because I've thrown any punches after the game, that's because the striker has put himself about. "

Line-ups

Preston

Formation 3-5-2

  • 34Johnstone
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 6Wright
  • 7Humphrey
  • 24Johnson
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forEbanks-Blakeat 86'minutes
  • 19WelshSubstituted forKilkennyat 77'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 14GarnerBooked at 81minsSubstituted forDaviesat 86'minutes
  • 27Robinson

Substitutes

  • 4Wiseman
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 9Davies
  • 16Buchanan
  • 17Reid
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 40Ebanks-Blake

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 73mins
  • 25Boyce
  • 6Canavan
  • 30Williams
  • 12BishopSubstituted forWoottonat 83'minutes
  • 15EvansSubstituted forOsbourneat 62'minutes
  • 9Madden
  • 22O'Neil
  • 34Hopper
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 45'minutesBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 2Nolan
  • 16Adelakun
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 29Wootton
  • 32Llera
  • 35Osbourne
  • 39Anyon
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
9,415

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

  3. Post update

    Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Isaiah Osbourne (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Scunthorpe United).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Joe Garner.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake replaces Paul Gallagher.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Neal Bishop.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

  16. Post update

    Liam O'Neil (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Neil Kilkenny replaces John Welsh.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City31197558292964
2MK Dons32188666313562
3Swindon31176857342357
4Preston30168646281856
5Sheff Utd3014794335849
6Bradford3012994034645
7Doncaster31129103837145
8Fleetwood32128123233-144
9Oldham311110104144-343
10Chesterfield32119124444042
11Gillingham32119124649-342
12Port Vale32126144145-442
13Rochdale291251251401141
14Walsall311011103333041
15Peterborough32125153843-541
16Scunthorpe30117124346-340
17Notts County31108133339-638
18Barnsley31115154148-738
19Crewe32115163255-2338
20Colchester3297163953-1434
21Coventry31712123243-1133
22Crawley3289153456-2233
23Leyton Orient3188154148-732
24Yeovil3278172547-2229
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