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Preston North End 2-1 Charlton Athletic: Patrick Bauer scores winner at Deepdale

Josh Harrop
Josh Harrop now has three goals in his last three games

Former Charlton defender Patrick Bauer scored the winner to end Preston's three-game losing streak at Deepdale.

Bauer rose highest to head home in the 52nd minute to move North End up a place to ninth in the Championship.

Josh Harrop's stunning equaliser had brought the home side level after Charlton took an early lead through Andre Green, on loan at Preston earlier in the season, from close range.

Green turned in Alfie Doughty's low cross but it was Harrop who turned the game round.

Harrop, who had scored in his previous two games, first picked up the ball on the right of the visitors' box before curling home with his left foot.

And it was his delivery from a corner that led to Bauer's winner.

Preston gave a first start to former Celtic winger Scott Sinclair, whose best moment came just after Harrop's goal when his shot from the edge of the area was saved by Dillon Phillips.

The defeat left Charlton in 19th, five points above the relegation places.

Preston North End boss Alex Neil told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"If you look at the game over the piece, I think we were well worth the win. We were the better side for the majority of the game.

"The first goal was disappointing, but to be honest a lot of questions were posed to the players - Do you have the mental toughness? Can they take that set-back and go onto win the game?

"They started the second-half brightly and were well worth it."

Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer told BBC Radio London:

"We need help, we've got too many kids out there, it's no disrespect to them, they're trying their hardest, but they're not ready for this. I keep saying it and no-one believes me.

"They're not ready to be playing in this division, it's the reality. I'm not saying just them. The senior lads are are all trying but I don't think it's fair on the kids who are playing, but we have no choice.

"The first goal they get was excellent, but to lose the game on a set-piece hurts, because that comes down to someone not doing their job properly. Just mark your man. That's happened too many times to us this season.

"That quality in the final third lacked today. That showed. We got into good areas. If you want to do well in this division you need to show quality in the final third."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 1Rudd
  • 2Fisher
  • 21Bauer
  • 6Davies
  • 15Rafferty
  • 8Browne
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forLedsonat 82'minutes
  • 29BarkhuizenBooked at 62mins
  • 10HarropSubstituted forPottsat 90'minutes
  • 31Sinclair
  • 24MaguireSubstituted forNugentat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 18Ledson
  • 20Stockley
  • 23Huntington
  • 25Ripley
  • 35Nugent
  • 44Potts

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 2Matthews
  • 5Lockyer
  • 4OshilajaSubstituted forMorganat 62'minutes
  • 23Sarr
  • 45Doughty
  • 33Dempsey
  • 15Pratley
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forOztumerat 62'minutes
  • 44Davison
  • 18GreenSubstituted forHemedat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Purrington
  • 6Pearce
  • 19Morgan
  • 26Hemed
  • 29Oztumer
  • 30Maynard-Brewer
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
12,358

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Albie Morgan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Brad Potts.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Brad Potts replaces Josh Harrop.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Naby Sarr.

Attempt saved. David Nugent (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Ryan Ledson replaces Daniel Johnson because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Nugent.

Foul by Josh Harrop (Preston North End).

Ben Dempsey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joseph Rafferty (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tomer Hemed (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

Attempt saved. Tomer Hemed (Charlton Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Darren Pratley with a cross.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Alan Browne.

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

Josh Davison (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Tomer Hemed replaces Andre Green.

Attempt missed. Scott Sinclair (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ben Davies following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Andre Green (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Darren Pratley with a headed pass.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Patrick Bauer.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. David Nugent replaces Sean Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Erhun Oztumer replaces Jonathan Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Albie Morgan replaces Adedeji Oshilaja.

Booking

Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Adam Matthews.

Attempt blocked. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Maguire.

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Preston North End).

Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sean Maguire (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Darnell Fisher with a cross.

Attempt saved. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Browne with a cross.

Foul by Sean Maguire (Preston North End).

Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 2, Charlton Athletic 1. Patrick Bauer (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Harrop with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Alfie Doughty.

Attempt missed. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Sinclair.

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Preston North End).

Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Scott Sinclair (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sean Maguire.

goal

As It Stood

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3Fulham28146842301248
4Brentford28145944212347
5Swansea2812973431345
6Nottm Forest2612863526944
7Millwall28111163632444
8Bristol City2812884240244
9Preston2812793934543
10Sheff Wed28126103931842
11Blackburn28117104035540
12Hull28116114036439
13Cardiff2891273941-239
14QPR28115124651-538
15Derby2891092936-737
16Reading27106113431336
17Middlesbrough28810102835-734
18Birmingham2896133445-1133
19Charlton2878133741-429
20Huddersfield2878133144-1329
21Stoke2774163342-925
22Barnsley2859143551-1624
23Wigan2858152543-1823
24Luton2763183358-2521
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