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Carabao Cup: Preston North End beat Morecambe 3-1 to reach second round

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Brandon Barker's goal for Preston was his first for the club since joining on loan from Manchester City

Championship side Preston North End safely made it into the second round of the Carabao Cup with a 3-1 win over League Two Morecambe.

Brandon Barker, on loan from Manchester City, put the hosts ahead with a 20-yard strike, before Louis Moult doubled their lead with a low effort.

Liam Mandeville scored for Morecambe with a shot from inside the area for their first goal in seven matches.

But Graham Burke added a third for Preston after good work from Moult.

Preston had gone out in the first round of the competition last year, with a loss to then-League Two side Accrington Stanley, but they avoided an upset this season.

Morecambe, bottom of League Two, have now conceded 11 goals in their three matches in 2018-19.

Line-ups

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 15WoodsSubstituted forFisherat 39'minutesBooked at 45mins
  • 14Storey
  • 23Huntington
  • 3Earl
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forNmechaat 84'minutes
  • 12Gallagher
  • 19Burke
  • 18Ledson
  • 21BarkerSubstituted forHarropat 62'minutes
  • 9Moult

Substitutes

  • 1Rudd
  • 2Fisher
  • 6Davies
  • 7Robinson
  • 10Harrop
  • 32O'Reilly
  • 45Nmecha

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 22Sinclair
  • 5Old
  • 14Yarney
  • 3Conlan
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 45'minutes
  • 8Fleming
  • 17MandevilleSubstituted forEllisonat 65'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 18OatesSubstituted forMendes Gomesat 65'minutes
  • 12Oswell

Substitutes

  • 9Oliver
  • 11Ellison
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 20Jagne
  • 21Halstead
  • 27Cranston
  • 28Leitch-Smith
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
6,077

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home23
Away2
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 3, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 3, Morecambe 1.

Attempt missed. Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Preston North End).

Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Preston North End).

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Steven Old.

Josh Harrop (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe).

Lukas Nmecha (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Foul by Joshua Earl (Preston North End).

Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Joshua Earl (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Lukas Nmecha replaces Daniel Johnson.

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

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Preston North End).

Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

James Sinclair (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Preston North End).

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Graham Burke (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jordan Storey.

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Preston North End).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Darnell Fisher (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Foul by Graham Burke (Preston North End).

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Carlos Mendes Gomes replaces Rhys Oates.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Liam Mandeville.

Graham Burke (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jason Oswell (Morecambe).

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