Preston 1-3 Bournemouth

Preston lost ground on the play-off pack after a disappointing home defeat by Bournemouth.

The Lilywhites took the lead when Juvhel Tsoumou finished sharply from close range.

Wes Thomas put the Cherries on level terms after latching on to Marc Pugh's through ball.

Scott Malone scored at the second attempt to put the visitors in front before Pugh capitalised on a defensive mix-up to put some gloss on the result.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent:

Bradbury praises 'professional' job

"The first half we were a little off it. After half time we came out and gave it a really good go and the lads started believing in themselves more. I thought they were phenomenal today.

"The 4-4-1-1 or sometimes the 4-1-4-1 formation has worked well away from home for us, with someone in the hole. We need to take this now and grow in confidence for our home form.

"It gives me some dilemma of how to play at home. I want the lads to play freely though, even play 4-4-2 at home, and if we can start getting results at home then obviously I'll stick to that."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Preston

  • 21 Turner
  • 02 Gray
  • 18 Devine
  • 22 Alexander
  • 08 Coutts
  • 15 Barton
  • 16 Mayor
  • 17 Parry
  • 20 Russell (Nicholson - 65' Booked )
  • 09 Proctor (Daley - 66' )
  • 11 Tsoumou

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 12 McLean
  • 04 Ashbee
  • 10 Nicholson
  • 19 Daley

Bournemouth

  • 23 Flahavan
  • 03 Cook Booked
  • 05 Barrett
  • 11 Peters
  • 19 Purches (Gregory - 23' )
  • 22 Malone
  • 28 Cummings
  • 07 Pugh Booked
  • 08 Arter
  • 12 Fogden (Fletcher - 88' )
  • 09 Thomas (Symes - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 36 Carmichael
  • 15 Gregory
  • 24 Symes
  • 33 Fletcher
Ref: Sutton
Att: 10,185

Match Stats

Shots

10 6

On target

4 5

Corners

4 1

Fouls

13 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:46 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +4:06

Juvhel Tsoumou produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

90:00 +1:47

Jaime Peters takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:47 Booking

Booking Barry Nicholson is booked.

90:00 +1:34

Barry Nicholson concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Arter.

87:39 Substitution

Substitution Steve Fletcher is brought on as a substitute for Wes Fogden.

87:39 Substitution

Substitution Michael Symes comes on in place of Wesley Thomas.

86:14

Danny Mayor fouled by Wes Fogden, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.

85:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Arter by Graham Alexander. Direct free kick taken by Marc Pugh.

84:40

Foul by Steven Gregory on Keammar Daley, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Graham Alexander, save made by Darryl Flahavan.

83:51

The official flags Wesley Thomas offside. Iain Turner takes the free kick.

82:08

Paul Coutts takes a shot. Save made by Darryl Flahavan. Keammar Daley decides to take the corner short.

80:20

Scott Malone delivers the ball.

79:42

Barry Nicholson takes a shot. Darryl Flahavan makes a fantastic save.

76:15

Adam Barton concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Thomas. Steve Cook takes the indirect free kick.

76:04

The ball is crossed by Danny Mayor, clearance by Wes Fogden.

74:52

Direct free kick taken by Graham Alexander.

74:52 Booking

Booking Marc Pugh is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

74:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson by Marc Pugh.

74:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson by Steven Gregory. Graham Alexander takes the free kick.

73:32

Wes Fogden challenges Keammar Daley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Mayor from left wing, clearance made by Scott Malone.

72:33

Foul by Juvhel Tsoumou on Marc Pugh, free kick awarded. Steve Cook restarts play with the free kick.

70:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Gregory on Graham Alexander. The ball is swung over by Graham Alexander, Effort from inside the area by Keammar Daley misses to the left of the target.

68:57

Barry Nicholson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

67:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc Pugh - Preston 1 - 3 Bournem'th Marc Pugh gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 1-3 Bournemouth.

67:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Gray by Wesley Thomas. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.

63:37

Darryl Flahavan takes the free kick.

63:37 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Keammar Daley coming on for Jamie Proctor.

63:37 Substitution

Substitution Darel Russell leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Nicholson.

63:37

Wes Fogden fouled by David Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Arter. Harry Arter takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner. Unfair challenge on Steve Cook by Juvhel Tsoumou results in a free kick.

60:03

Jamie Proctor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Barrett. Indirect free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.

56:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Malone - Preston 1 - 2 Bournem'th Scott Malone finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Preston 1-2 Bournemouth.

56:00

Danny Mayor concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Gregory. Direct free kick taken by Jaime Peters.

54:11

A cross is delivered by Jaime Peters.

50:20

Unfair challenge on Harry Arter by Paul Coutts results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marc Pugh from right channel, David Gray makes a clearance.

47:43

Assist by Marc Pugh.

47:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Wesley Thomas - Preston 1 - 1 Bournem'th A goal is scored by Wesley Thomas from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 1-1 Bournemouth.

45:23

Paul Parry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Pugh. Steve Cook restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:10

The referee gives a free kick against Harry Arter for handball. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:11

Foul by Scott Malone on Graham Alexander, free kick awarded. Iain Turner takes the free kick.

42:48

The ball is sent over by Paul Parry, Headed effort from close range by Adam Barton goes wide left of the target.

42:48 Booking

Booking The referee shows Steve Cook a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

42:43

The referee gives a free kick against Steve Cook for handball.

42:26

The ball is sent over by Warren Cummings, Daniel Devine makes a clearance.

41:39

Scott Malone produces a cross.

40:54

The ball is sent over by Danny Mayor, Close range headed effort by Jamie Proctor goes wide of the left-hand upright.

39:49

The ball is delivered by Marc Pugh.

39:11

David Gray challenges Warren Cummings unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darryl Flahavan restarts play with the free kick.

36:39

Darel Russell concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Fogden. Adam Barrett takes the free kick.

35:47

Shot from close range by Wesley Thomas misses to the left of the target.

28:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Juvhel Tsoumou - Preston 1 - 0 Bournem'th A goal is scored by Juvhel Tsoumou from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 1-0 Bournemouth.

27:46

David Gray delivers the ball, Juvhel Tsoumou takes a shot. Save by Darryl Flahavan. Paul Parry decides to take a short corner. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor,

25:27

Centre by David Gray, Adam Barrett makes a clearance.

23:29

Daniel Devine concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Harry Arter.

22:09 Substitution

Substitution Steven Gregory joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephen Purches.

18:46

Juvhel Tsoumou is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.

18:24

Paul Coutts crosses the ball, clearance by Adam Barrett.

16:16

Paul Coutts sends in a cross, clearance made by Steve Cook.

15:27

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.

14:45

A cross is delivered by Paul Coutts, save made by Darryl Flahavan.

9:39

Graham Alexander crosses the ball, save by Darryl Flahavan.

8:42

Short corner worked by Danny Mayor.

7:43

Centre by Jaime Peters.

7:11

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Warren Cummings.

4:09

Scott Malone concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Coutts. Paul Coutts takes the indirect free kick.

1:33

Jamie Proctor fouled by Steve Cook, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Parry produces a cross, Daniel Devine has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

1:13

The ball is swung over by Paul Parry, Adam Barrett manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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