Joe Garner's double helped Preston to an impressive 4-0 win at Scunthorpe.

Striker Garner bagged his first from close range on 17 minutes and Miguel Llera's own goal made it 2-0 to the visitors six minutes before the break.

Chris Humphrey - having provided assists for the first two goals - increased the lead in the 48th minute while Garner's second on 82 minutes, a far-post header, made it four.

Paddy Madden fired against the bar with Scunthorpe's best chance of the match.

Wilcox on Scunthorpe v Preston

Scunthorpe manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"There's real disappointment with the result against a very streetwise Preston team. They've got quality throughout and I'm sure they'll finish in the top two, and if not, the play-offs.

"From our point of view, there were too many basic errors and we gifted two or three goals. You can't do that at any level.

"You've got to do the basics well, you've got to be good in both boxes and today we weren't."

Preston manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We got some fantastic goals and there were some fantastic individual performances, but collectively it was very good.

"We passed the ball and we were disciplined.

"When the chances came, we were very ruthless in our decision making and punishing the opposition."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Scunthorpe United

  • 13 Severn
  • 32 Llera
  • 03 Dawson
  • 02 Nolan
  • 06 Canavan
  • 04 McAllister
  • 12 Bishop Booked
  • 11 Myrie-Williams (Adelakun - 69' )
  • 28 McSheffrey (Hawkridge - 76' )
  • 19 Taylor (Burton - 59' )
  • 09 Madden

Substitutes

  • 07 Sparrow
  • 10 Burton
  • 14 Hawkridge
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 17 Bateson
  • 18 Addison
  • 21 Weaver

Preston North End

  • 01 Jones
  • 05 Clarke
  • 20 Davies
  • 15 Woods
  • 06 Wright (King - 58' )
  • 31 Browne
  • 08 Kilkenny
  • 30 Brownhill
  • 07 Humphrey (Laird - 80' )
  • 14 Garner
  • 12 Gallagher (Hayhurst - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Laird
  • 04 Wiseman
  • 09 Davies
  • 19 Welsh
  • 21 Stuckmann
  • 22 King
  • 24 Hayhurst
Ref: Andy Madley
Att: 4,013

Match Stats

Shots

8 15

On target

3 5

Corners

4 5

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Preston North End 4.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Preston North End 4.

90:00 +2:22

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

90:00 +0:32

Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:32

Foul by Jack King (Preston North End).

89:57

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Terry Hawkridge.

89:23

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

88:44

Attempt saved. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

88:20

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:20

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

87:04

Hand ball by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

86:32

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

86:32

Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:49

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:49

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Preston North End).

84:00

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:59

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

81:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Preston North End 4. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Brownhill with a cross.

79:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Scott Laird replaces Chris Humphrey.

78:03

Attempt saved. Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

77:48

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by William Hayhurst.

77:05

Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:05

Foul by Jack King (Preston North End).

76:44

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

75:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Terry Hawkridge replaces Gary McSheffrey.

75:32

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

75:32

Jack King (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:03

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

73:03

Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. William Hayhurst replaces Paul Gallagher because of an injury.

69:27

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

68:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

63:00

Hand ball by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

62:15

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

61:02

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

61:02

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

59:48

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

59:14

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

58:29

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United).

58:29

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

58:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Deon Burton replaces Lyle Taylor.

57:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Jack King replaces Bailey Wright because of an injury.

55:28

Foul by Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United).

55:28

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:14

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

51:39

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

50:17

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

47:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Preston North End 3. Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

45:27

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Paul Gallagher.

45:00

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

45:00 +1:07 Half time

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

45:00 +0:54

Hand ball by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

43:53

Attempt missed. Calum Woods (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

41:50

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

41:50

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:17

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

40:05

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

40:05

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

38:13 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Miguel Angel Llera, Scunthorpe United. Scunthorpe United 0, Preston North End 2.

34:45

Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

34:16

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

28:17

Attempt missed. Alan Browne (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

27:41

Foul by Ben Davies (Preston North End).

27:41

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:05

Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

26:08

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

26:08

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:54

Foul by Calum Woods (Preston North End).

24:54

Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:04

Attempt saved. Alan Browne (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:09

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

19:57

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

19:15

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:15

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

18:19

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:19

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

17:39

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

16:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Preston North End 1. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Humphrey with a cross.

12:20

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

7:05

Attempt saved. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

4:22

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:22

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

3:46

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

2:06

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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