Tyrone Barnett and Grant McCann scored as Peterborough ended Preston's five-game winning run and closed to within a point of leaders Leyton Orient.

Barnett scored his sixth goal of the season when he poked home after keeper Declan Rudd spilled a McCann shot.

Rudd then let McCann's 25-yard shot slip through his hands before denying Barnett and Paul Taylor.

Bailey Wright and Joe Garner both hit the bar for Preston, while Nicky Wroe had a long-range shot tipped over.

Barnett was denied a brace by Rudd's diving save and strike partner Britt Assombalonga had a goal ruled out for offside.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Peterborough United

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 02 Alcock
  • 06 Bostwick Booked
  • 14 Rowe
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 07 Swanson
  • 12 Taylor (Kearns - 79' )
  • 11 McCann
  • 08 Payne (Ntlhe - 87' )
  • 09 Assombalonga
  • 23 Barnett

Substitutes

  • 13 Day
  • 04 Brisley
  • 03 Ntlhe
  • 19 Mendez-Laing
  • 16 Kearns
  • 32 Conlon
  • 28 Gordon-Hutton

Preston North End

  • 23 Rudd
  • 05 Clarke
  • 06 Wright Booked
  • 04 Huntington Booked
  • 02 Keane
  • 07 Humphrey
  • 03 Laird
  • 13 Byrom (Wroe - 45' )
  • 10 Beavon (Garner - 71' )
  • 09 Davies
  • 27 Hume (Welsh - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Welsh
  • 11 Holmes
  • 08 Wroe
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 21 Mousinho
  • 14 Garner
Ref: Carl Boyeson
Att: 7,020

Match Stats

Shots

13 12

On target

9 4

Corners

8 8

Fouls

8 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Preston North End 0.

90:00 +5:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Preston North End 0.

90:00 +3:56

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Scott Laird.

90:00 +3:37

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

90:00 +2:40

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

90:00 +1:57

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Grant McCann.

89:26

Craig Alcock (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:26

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

87:34

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:34

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

86:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Kgosi Ntlhe replaces Jack Payne because of an injury.

84:05

Attempt saved. John Welsh (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

82:02

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

81:36

Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

81:19

Attempt saved. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

80:47

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:47

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

78:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Daniel Kearns replaces Paul Taylor.

77:55

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:55

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Preston North End).

76:08

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box.

75:45

Attempt blocked. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

75:30

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

75:06

Attempt saved. Nicky Wroe (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

73:45

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by John Welsh.

71:29

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

70:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Joe Garner replaces Stuart Beavon.

70:35

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

69:22

Foul by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).

69:22

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:41

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

68:41

Scott Laird (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:35

Craig Alcock (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:35

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

63:59

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Bailey Wright.

63:42

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

63:24

Attempt blocked. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

61:26

Attempt missed. John Welsh (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

60:34 Booking

Booking Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

60:26

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

60:26

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:27

Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:27

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Preston North End).

54:30

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

54:08

Foul by Grant McCann (Peterborough United).

54:08

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:47

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

49:47

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:23

Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

47:01

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

46:12

Foul by Danny Swanson (Peterborough United).

46:12

Nicky Wroe (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Peterborough United 2, Preston North End 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Nicky Wroe replaces Joel Byrom.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. John Welsh replaces Iain Hume.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Preston North End 0.

40:48

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:48

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

39:40

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

39:40

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:08

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

35:06

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

34:43

Attempt saved. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

34:12

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) header from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

33:29

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

30:35

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:32

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

29:08

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Grant McCann.

28:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 2, Preston North End 0. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

23:36

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:36

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

20:46

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

20:20

Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

19:13 Booking

Booking Paul Huntington (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

19:00

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:55

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

18:13

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

16:24

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Preston North End).

16:24

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:23 Booking

Booking Bailey Wright (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

15:12

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:12

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

11:49

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

11:28

Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

10:48

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

10:48

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:06

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

9:41

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

8:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Preston North End 0. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

7:50

Attempt saved. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

6:25

Foul by Joel Byrom (Preston North End).

6:25

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:24

Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

5:12

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

4:54

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

4:27

Keith Keane (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:27

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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