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Preston North End 1-1 Ipswich Town

Jordan Hugill celebrates
Jordan Hugill's goal against Ipswich was his third in two games

Jordan Hugill scored a last-minute goal for Preston to rescue a point against Ipswich, a side that has twice attempted to sign the striker in the past two weeks.

Tom Lawrence had put the visitors ahead, cutting in from the left to curl beyond goalkeeper Chris Maxwell.

Ipswich keeper Bartosz Białkowski made a series of saves from Paul Gallagher, Callum Robinson and Aiden McGeady.

Preston continued to press, with Hugill pouncing with a close-range equaliser.

Preston's leading scorer Hugill started for the hosts just two days after Ipswich's second approach for the striker was turned down the Lilywhites.

He threatened early on and earned Simon Grayson's side a share of the spoils in a tense climax, which also saw Jermaine Beckford threaten.

The draw moves Preston up a place to 10th in the Championship table, while Mick McCarthy's side earn their first point away from home in three games to stay 14th.

Lawrence's sixth goal in six games means that only one of Ipswich's seven goals since the start of 2017 has not been scored by the winger.

Preston North End manager Simon Grayson:

"It was always going to be tough against Ipswich. They're resilient and well-organised, and we struggled to break them down.

"It wasn't our best performance, but we kept plugging away and asking questions, and in the end we gained our reward.

"I hope he [Hugill] keeps scoring goals, of course. He did well to follow up his couple at Villa with another well-taken one here."

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy:

"We're disappointed, to be honest. Of course we thought we'd done enough to hang on, but the late goal was a big blow.

"It wasn't the best of crosses at the end, and then sod's law the ball falls to Hugill. To be fair to the lad he tucked his shot away well.

"We defended really well throughout the game, but then to concede so late is frustrating.

"We could have done with a bit better concentration at the back there, but I can't complain too much."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 2VermijlBooked at 14minsSubstituted forMakienokat 78'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 17Spurr
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forBeckfordat 65'minutes
  • 4Pearson
  • 11Johnson
  • 14McGeadyBooked at 90mins
  • 25Hugill
  • 37RobinsonSubstituted forHorganat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 7Horgan
  • 8Browne
  • 9Makienok
  • 10Beckford
  • 21May
  • 24Boyle

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 29Emmanuel
  • 4Chambers
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 18Ward
  • 37DiagouragaSubstituted forBruat 57'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 27Lawrence
  • 20SearsSubstituted forMooreat 80'minutes
  • 11PitmanSubstituted forMcGoldrickat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 7Bishop
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 12Spence
  • 14Digby
  • 17Bru
  • 28Moore
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
10,656

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 1, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Ipswich Town 1.

Booking

Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aiden McGeady (Preston North End).

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Pearson (Preston North End).

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 1, Ipswich Town 1. Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aiden McGeady.

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Thomas Spurr (Preston North End) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Hugill.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kieffer Moore replaces Freddie Sears.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Foul by Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town).

Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Simon Makienok replaces Marnick Vermijl.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Attempt blocked. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a cross.

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

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Joshua Emmanuel.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Attempt saved. Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick replaces Brett Pitman.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right.

Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jermaine Beckford replaces Paul Gallagher.

Attempt missed. Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Marnick Vermijl (Preston North End).

Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Daryl Horgan replaces Callum Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru replaces Toumani Diagouraga.

Offside, Preston North End. Daniel Johnson tries a through ball, but Paul Huntington is caught offside.

goal

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