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Peterborough United 2-0 Preston North End

Tyrone Barnett (left) celebrates with team-mates

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.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 2Alcock
  • 6BostwickBooked at 61mins
  • 14Rowe
  • 5Zakuani
  • 7Swanson
  • 12TaylorSubstituted forKearnsat 79'minutes
  • 11McCann
  • 8PayneSubstituted forNtlheat 87'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 23Barnett

Substitutes

  • 13Day
  • 4Brisley
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 16Kearns
  • 32Conlon
  • 28Gordon-Hutton

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 5Clarke
  • 6WrightBooked at 16mins
  • 4HuntingtonBooked at 20mins
  • 2Keane
  • 7Humphrey
  • 3Laird
  • 13ByromSubstituted forWroeat 45'minutes
  • 10BeavonSubstituted forGarnerat 71'minutes
  • 9Davies
  • 27HumeSubstituted forWelshat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Welsh
  • 11Holmes
  • 8Wroe
  • 16Buchanan
  • 1Stuckmann
  • 21Mousinho
  • 14Garner
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
7,020

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Scott Laird.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

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

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Grant McCann.

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

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

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

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

Substitution

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Daniel Kearns replaces Paul Taylor.

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

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Preston North End).

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

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

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by John Welsh.

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

Substitution

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

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

Foul by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).

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

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

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

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

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Bailey Wright.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

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

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.

Booking

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

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient108202571826
2Peterborough108112281425
3Wolves108112061425
4Bradford106312181321
5Preston105411710719
6Rotherham105411611519
7MK Dons104421712516
8Crawley104421714316
9Walsall104331110115
10Brentford104331213-115
11Swindon104241613314
12Port Vale104241315-214
13Carlisle103341019-912
14Colchester10253913-411
15Shrewsbury101631013-39
16Gillingham102351317-49
17Oldham102261316-38
18Coventry10523231857
19Notts County102171319-67
20Bristol City100641521-66
21Crewe10136825-176
22Sheff Utd10127616-105
23Stevenage10127718-115
24Tranmere10127921-125
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