Chris Robertson scored the only goal of the game as Preston beat Huddersfield, who still have to wait to confirm a play-off place.

Defender Robertson, set up by Danny Mayor, netted from eight yards as the Terriers slumped to their third successive defeat.

Chris Holroyd hit the post for the hosts with a volley as they went in seach of a second goal.

At the other end, Jordan Rhodes saw a header fly inches wide.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Huddersfield Town manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"We played so well in the first half and I thought the system worked - we played three in midfield and passed the ball around well.

"In the second half we switched off, somebody didn't do their job and then suddenly we conceded and looked too open.

"You can't fault the players' endeavour and attitude. In the first half I thought we very good and we kept going until the end, but we huffed and puffed without blowing that spark out."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Preston

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 02 Gray
  • 05 Robertson Booked
  • 26 Wright
  • 08 Coutts Booked
  • 16 Mayor
  • 17 Parry (Morgan - 43' Booked )
  • 35 Ehmer
  • 38 Procter (Hunt - 85' )
  • 07 Hume (Cummins - 42' )
  • 37 Holroyd

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 06 Morgan
  • 42 Hunt
  • 44 Aneke
  • 39 Cummins

Huddersfield

  • 13 Bennett
  • 02 Woods Booked
  • 05 P Clarke
  • 15 Morrison
  • 32 Hunt
  • 07 Roberts
  • 11 Ward (Novak - 56' )
  • 16 Arfield
  • 20 Arismendi (Miller - 67' )
  • 22 Robinson Booked (Cadamarteri - 79' )
  • 17 Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 25 Colgan
  • 12 T Clarke
  • 18 Miller
  • 09 Cadamarteri
  • 21 Novak
Ref: D'Urso
Att: 11,267

Match Stats

Shots

9 17

On target

5 9

Corners

8 9

Fouls

15 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:34 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:53

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts from the left by-line, Craig Morgan makes a clearance.

90:00 +3:11

Gary Roberts takes the inswinging corner, Nicky Hunt makes a clearance. Scott Arfield takes a shot. Clearance made by Max Ehmer.

90:00 +3:01

The ball is swung over by Jack Hunt, clearance by Nicky Hunt.

90:00 +1:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Arfield on Paul Coutts. Direct free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

90:00 +0:35

Peter Clarke produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

87:58

Shot from long range by Peter Clarke misses to the right of the target.

84:50

Graham Cummins concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Morrison. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

84:06 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Hunt on for Andrew Procter.

83:12

Sean Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thorsten Stuckmann. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

82:18

Chris Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Rhodes.

81:57

Gary Roberts has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

81:57 Booking

Booking Chris Robertson is cautioned.

81:06

Lee Novak fouled by Andrew Procter, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Calum Woods.

78:02

David Gray takes the free kick.

78:02 Substitution

Substitution Danny Cadamarteri joins the action as a substitute, replacing Anton Robinson.

78:02 Booking

Booking The referee shows Calum Woods a yellow card.

77:52

Foul by Calum Woods on Chris Holroyd, free kick awarded.

76:50

Danny Mayor takes a shot. Peter Clarke gets a block in.

75:03

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor, clearance by Anton Robinson.

74:01

Scott Arfield takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann. Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Roberts, save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

73:43

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts, clearance made by Craig Morgan.

73:35

The ball is crossed by Gary Roberts, blocked by Craig Morgan.

72:47

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Morgan.

72:04

Shot from deep inside the area by Scott Arfield clears the crossbar.

70:22

Danny Mayor takes a shot. Save made by Ian Bennett.

69:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor from the right by-line, Ian Bennett makes a save.

69:24

David Gray delivers the ball, Tommy Miller makes a clearance.

68:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Clarke on Graham Cummins. David Gray takes the free kick.

68:06

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

66:42 Substitution

Substitution Tommy Miller comes on in place of Diego Arismendi.

65:46

Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the left by-line, Anton Robinson takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Coutts.

65:27

Lee Novak sends in a cross, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.

64:17

David Gray produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

62:14

Centre by Danny Mayor, Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

61:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Clarke on Graham Cummins. Free kick taken by Paul Coutts.

61:05

The offside flag is raised against Graham Cummins. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

60:47

Centre by Diego Arismendi, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

60:24

Diego Arismendi takes the free kick.

60:24 Booking

Booking Paul Coutts goes into the referee's book.

60:14

Paul Coutts challenges Jack Hunt unfairly and gives away a free kick.

59:01

Jordan Rhodes fouled by Chris Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Arfield restarts play with the free kick.

58:17

Danny Mayor takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.

57:35

Anton Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Robertson. Direct free kick taken by Chris Robertson.

55:48 Substitution

Substitution Lee Novak comes on in place of Daniel Ward.

54:59

Paul Coutts delivers the ball, Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance. Danny Mayor takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Close range header by Chris Robertson goes over the bar.

53:56

The assist for the goal came from Danny Mayor.

53:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Robertson - Preston 1 - 0 Huddersfld Chris Robertson fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Preston 1-0 Huddersfield.

53:21

Chris Holroyd delivers the ball, clearance made by Sean Morrison. Danny Mayor decides to take a short corner.

51:57

Daniel Ward has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

50:00

Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Ward from the left by-line.

49:20

Anton Robinson sends in a cross.

48:55

David Gray challenges Calum Woods unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Diego Arismendi.

47:51

Effort on goal by Daniel Ward from long range goes over the crossbar.

46:32

Paul Coutts produces a cross, Sean Morrison gets a block in. Paul Coutts decides to take the corner short. The ball is delivered by Danny Mayor, blocked by Daniel Ward. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Mayor. Craig Morgan is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:33

Calum Woods takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Procter.

45:00 +1:05

Daniel Ward restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:05 Booking

Booking Caution for Craig Morgan.

45:00 +0:46

Craig Morgan challenges Daniel Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:00 +0:17

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.

42:54 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Craig Morgan coming on for Paul Parry.

41:14 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Graham Cummins coming on for Iain Hume.

38:24

Jack Hunt delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jordan Rhodes goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

37:12

Danny Mayor takes a outswinging corner.

37:05

Paul Parry crosses the ball, clearance by Peter Clarke.

36:53

Danny Mayor takes a shot. Blocked by Sean Morrison.

36:26

Paul Coutts produces a cross, Chris Holroyd has an effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

35:39

A cross is delivered by Paul Parry.

35:05

Paul Parry restarts play with the free kick.

35:05 Booking

Booking Anton Robinson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

34:46

Anton Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Mayor.

33:28

Calum Woods produces a cross, save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

32:21

Danny Mayor takes a shot. Ian Bennett makes a save. Short corner worked by Chris Holroyd.

31:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Mayor by Anton Robinson. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Danny Mayor from left wing, Jordan Rhodes manages to make a clearance.

31:04

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

30:04

A cross is delivered by Gary Roberts, Diego Arismendi has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

28:18

Unfair challenge on Jack Hunt by Chris Holroyd results in a free kick. Sean Morrison takes the direct free kick.

27:21

Paul Parry sends in a cross, Calum Woods makes a clearance.

26:44

The ball is sent over by Jack Hunt, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

26:19

Paul Coutts challenges Diego Arismendi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Arfield takes the direct free kick.

25:37

Chris Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rhodes. Diego Arismendi takes the direct free kick.

24:15

Foul by Scott Arfield on Paul Coutts, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

21:53

Unfair challenge on Diego Arismendi by Andrew Procter results in a free kick. Peter Clarke takes the direct free kick.

21:20

A cross is delivered by Daniel Ward, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

19:57

Unfair challenge on Jack Hunt by Danny Mayor results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

18:07

The ball is swung over by Max Ehmer, save made by Ian Bennett.

16:42

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

15:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd by Sean Morrison. Danny Mayor delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Ian Bennett.

15:25

Anton Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Ehmer. Direct free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

15:00

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

14:47

Daniel Ward crosses the ball, blocked by Andrew Procter.

13:05

Effort on goal by Jordan Rhodes from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

10:58

A cross is delivered by Gary Roberts, save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

10:21

The ball is delivered by Calum Woods, Paul Parry manages to make a clearance.

9:46

Unfair challenge on Peter Clarke by Iain Hume results in a free kick. Scott Arfield restarts play with the free kick.

9:20

A cross is delivered by Anton Robinson, blocked by Bailey Wright.

8:23

A cross is delivered by Jack Hunt, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.

7:43

Danny Mayor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Rhodes. Free kick taken by Daniel Ward.

6:16

Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Ward from the left by-line, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

5:46

Iain Hume challenges Jack Hunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Morrison.

3:05

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Ward.

1:23

Anton Robinson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Chris Robertson.

0:44

Unfair challenge on Thorsten Stuckmann by Jordan Rhodes results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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