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Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Preston North End

Adam Reach
Preston midfielder Adam Reach has scored five goals this season

Wolverhampton Wanderers' winless run in the Championship was extended to five matches as Preston North End took all three points at Molineux.

Paul Gallagher gave the visitors the lead with a neat chipped shot that had keeper Carl Ikeme well beaten.

Adam Reach doubled their advantage after the break when he collected a loose ball and fired low past Ikeme.

Joe Mason scored his second goal in two appearances since signing for Wolves in January but Preston held on.

The result sees North End move up three places from 14th to 11th and leapfrog Wolves in the Championship table, while the hosts slip a place to 12th.

Kenny Jackett's side, whose last Championship win came in their 3-2 victory against Fulham on 12 January, were booed off the pitch at the final whistle.

A bad afternoon for the hosts was made worse soon after Gallagher's opening goal as midfielder James Henry was forced off with a hamstring injury.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett:

"All of us are looking for good performances and wins, and the wins haven't come here at home this year.

"It is our job to produce results and we didn't do that today. It was a disappointing day and a disappointing result.

"I understand the frustration and accept it. We need to produce. I need to produce results.

"I was looking for us to up the tempo but we couldn't create the chances that we needed and it was the key moments in the game that cost us because at home the goals against total is too high."

Preston manager Simon Grayson:

"We obviously had a bit of pressure on us when they scored but overall it was a very pleasing and professional performance.

"To go 2-0 up was just what we deserved. We got a little bit sloppy just after that but you can't fault the players for what they have done.

"We have to keep working and doing the right things. It is an honest group who are getting the rewards for what they have put in all season.

"The sole purpose is to be in the Championship next season and we will keep working hard and see where it takes us."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Doherty
  • 16Coady
  • 19Price
  • 8SavilleSubstituted forRoweat 85'minutes
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forMasonat 45'minutes
  • 22Sigurdarson
  • 7HenrySubstituted forByrneat 18'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Mason
  • 11McDonald
  • 15Rowe
  • 25Byrne
  • 26Martinez
  • 28Deslandes
  • 29Le Fondre

Preston

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 15Woods
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 6WrightBooked at 40mins
  • 3Cunningham
  • 16Browne
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forWelshat 67'minutes
  • 11Johnson
  • 14GarnerSubstituted forDoyleat 86'minutes
  • 32Reach

Substitutes

  • 2Vermijl
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 13Doyle
  • 19Welsh
  • 25Hugill
  • 37Robinson
  • 43Kirkland
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
21,204

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Preston North End 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Preston North End 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Eoin Doyle (Preston North End).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Eoin Doyle replaces Joe Garner.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tommy Rowe replaces George Saville.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Huntington (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Reach with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Mason.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  16. Post update

    Greg Cunningham (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Browne (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Calum Woods.

  18. Post update

    Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Adam Reach (Preston North End).

  20. Post update

    Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull30185747192859
2Middlesbrough29176639162357
3Burnley311511548262256
4Brighton301511440301056
5Sheff Wed311411649331653
6Derby311312640271351
7Birmingham3113993830848
8Ipswich3113994039148
9Cardiff31111373833546
10Nottm Forest31101293127442
11Preston31101292929042
12Wolves311010114042-240
13Brentford31117134248-640
14QPR31912103738-139
15Reading31910123333037
16Leeds30812102934-536
17Huddersfield3198144244-235
18Fulham30711124750-332
19Blackburn29613102527-231
20MK Dons3187162542-1731
21Bristol City31710142748-2131
22Rotherham3175193655-1926
23Charlton31510162656-3025
24Bolton31412153052-2224
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