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Preston North End 4-2 Brentford

Callum Robinson
Callum Robinson has seven league goals this season

Aiden McGeady's double helped Preston beat Brentford and secure their first win in five Championship matches.

Tom Field headed the Bees into an early lead, but McGeady levelled with a 20-yard strike, and Callum Robinson tapped in to put the Lilywhites ahead.

McGeady curled in a fine shot for his second before Daryl Horgan slotted in his first Preston goal.

Maxime Colin scored a late consolation for Brentford when his deflected late effort went in off the bar.

The victory ended a run of six successive defeats for Preston against the Bees and maintained their strong run of form at Deepdale, where they have lost just twice in the last 13 Championship matches.

In-form Lasse Vibe was denied a fourth league goal in five matches for the visitors when he hit the post after the break, but Brentford could not recover the deficit and slipped two places to 15th.

Simon Grayson's Preston side remained 11th, but within touching distance of the play-off places, seven points behind sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday.

Preston manager Simon Grayson:

"Sometimes it doesn't go your way and sometimes you get a day like today where everything you hit is a sweet connection and give the goalkeeper no chances.

"People talked leading up to the game about the record that we've got against Brentford but records are there to be broken. I thought we knew what we had to do.

"We did things better off the ball, with the ball, and ultimately we're delighted to have won the game 4-2 but if you look at the chances, we could have had a few more."

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

"I feel it's one missed because I felt we were well on top for an hour of the game really until they scored the third goal.

"We knew this would be tough but now we've got Reading away and then Sheffield Wednesday the following Tuesday so we'll be on the road a bit.

"We have to make sure that we're better defensively. I was disappointed with our defensive organisation after the third goal. That's what's disappointing and annoying."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 6Browning
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 3Cunningham
  • 7HorganSubstituted forJohnsonat 82'minutes
  • 4Pearson
  • 8Browne
  • 14McGeadySubstituted forMayat 87'minutes
  • 37RobinsonSubstituted forBarkhuizenat 69'minutes
  • 25Hugill

Substitutes

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 9Makienok
  • 10Beckford
  • 11Johnson
  • 21May
  • 24Boyle
  • 29Barkhuizen

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 2ColinBooked at 29mins
  • 6Dean
  • 5Bjelland
  • 30Field
  • 8YennarisSubstituted forKerschbaumerat 76'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 10McEachranBooked at 57minsSubstituted forSawyersat 76'minutes
  • 23Jota
  • 21Vibe
  • 7JozefzoonSubstituted forCanosat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Egan
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 19Sawyers
  • 20Clarke
  • 29Barbet
  • 47Canos
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
10,130

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 4, Brentford 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 4, Brentford 2.

Foul by Andreas Bjelland (Brentford).

Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Brentford. Sergi Canos tries a through ball, but Jota is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Stevie May (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Pearson.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 4, Brentford 2. Maxime Colin (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Attempt blocked. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Stevie May replaces Aiden McGeady.

Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Daniel Johnson replaces Daryl Horgan.

Offside, Preston North End. Tom Barkhuizen tries a through ball, but Jordan Hugill is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Woods with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 4, Brentford 1. Daryl Horgan (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Pearson following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaces Nico Yennaris.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Romaine Sawyers replaces Josh McEachran.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 3, Brentford 1. Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Pearson with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andreas Bjelland.

Offside, Preston North End. Aiden McGeady tries a through ball, but Greg Cunningham is caught offside.

Lasse Vibe (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Tom Barkhuizen replaces Callum Robinson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Paul Huntington (Preston North End) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Callum Robinson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.

Attempt blocked. Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Browne.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

Attempt blocked. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

Attempt saved. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Woods.

Hand ball by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).

Booking

Josh McEachran (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh McEachran (Brentford).

Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

Attempt blocked. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jota.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Florian Jozefzoon.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle30212758233565
2Brighton30197451252664
3Huddersfield3018483933658
4Reading3117684439557
5Leeds311731142321054
6Sheff Wed3015783728952
7Norwich311551155431250
8Derby3013893325847
9Fulham301210849351446
10Barnsley31137114844446
11Preston31129104239345
12Birmingham311010113242-1040
13Ipswich31109123239-739
14Cardiff31116143644-839
15Brentford30107134242037
16Aston Villa30812102933-436
17Nottm Forest31106154353-1036
18Wolves3098133841-335
19QPR3197153044-1434
20Bristol City3095164144-332
21Burton3187163145-1431
22Blackburn3078153547-1229
23Wigan3068162838-1026
24Rotherham3145222865-3717
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