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Oldham Athletic 0-4 Preston North End

Preston made it five straight league wins as they moved level with second-placed MK Dons in League One in a dominant display at managerless Oldham.

Paul Gallagher's right-wing corner was powerfully headed home from eight yards by Paul Huntington early on.

On 32 minutes, ex-Oldham loanee Daniel Johnson burst into the box and rifled in a 14-yard shot to double the lead.

After the break, Joe Garner netted from close range before substitute Jermaine Beckford sealed the win.

Oldham caretaker manager Dean Holden told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Holden on Oldham v Preston

"Disappointing day all round. It wasn't a 4-0 game in the fact that they've battered us, it's four poor goals from us which are all sort of individual bad decisions which we have to try and put right.

"I'm absolutely gutted. Even at 2-0 I had a good feeling we'd get back into it.

"We lost our shape second-half and lads started making poor decisions."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 25Kean
  • 20WilsonSubstituted forJacobsat 45'minutes
  • 16Wilson
  • 21KusungaSubstituted forLockwoodat 83'minutes
  • 2Brown
  • 6Kelly
  • 8Jones
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 4Dieng
  • 39MurphySubstituted forTurnerat 69'minutes
  • 9Poleon

Substitutes

  • 13Coleman
  • 18Lockwood
  • 23Turner
  • 28Truelove
  • 29Bove
  • 31Tuohy
  • 32Jacobs

Preston

  • 34JohnstoneBooked at 54mins
  • 4Wiseman
  • 6Wright
  • 23HuntingtonBooked at 3mins
  • 3Laird
  • 7HumphreyBooked at 76minsSubstituted forEbanks-Blakeat 79'minutes
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forKilkennyat 70'minutes
  • 19Welsh
  • 24Johnson
  • 27Robinson
  • 14GarnerSubstituted forBeckfordat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Kilkenny
  • 9Davies
  • 10Beckford
  • 15Woods
  • 17Reid
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 40Ebanks-Blake
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
5,935

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Preston North End 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Preston North End 4.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Preston North End).

Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End).

Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Connor Brown.

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Preston North End).

Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Adam Lockwood replaces Genséric Kusunga because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Preston North End 4. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sylvain Ebanks-Blake.

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End).

(Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Michael Jones.

Attempt saved. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake replaces Chris Humphrey.

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rhys Turner (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jermaine Beckford replaces Joe Garner.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Neil Kilkenny replaces Paul Gallagher.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Rhys Turner replaces Rhys Murphy.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Scott Laird.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

Attempt saved. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City33217562303270
2MK Dons33188767333462
3Preston32188651282362
4Swindon33187859352461
5Sheff Utd3215894637953
6Doncaster33139114140148
7Chesterfield33129124744345
8Bradford32129114138345
9Port Vale33136144245-345
10Peterborough33135154043-344
11Fleetwood33128133236-444
12Barnsley33135154348-544
13Oldham321110114148-743
14Gillingham33119134650-442
15Rochdale31125145243941
16Walsall331011123336-341
17Scunthorpe32118134448-441
18Crewe33116163255-2339
19Notts County32108143340-738
20Coventry32812123444-1036
21Leyton Orient3298154348-535
22Colchester3397173955-1634
23Crawley33810153557-2234
24Yeovil3379172648-2230
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