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Preston North End 1-1 Tranmere Rovers

Preston left it late to extend their unbeaten run to four games with a draw at home to Tranmere Rovers.

It was Rovers who took the lead after the break when Max Power's through ball put Chris Atkinson clear and he converted in a swift counter-attack.

It seemed to shake the composure of Preston, who struggled to match their first-half performance which had seen them bossing the game.

But an injury-time header from sub Joe Garner gave Preston a deserved point.

With seven minutes on the clock both sets of fans stood to applaud the name of Rovers midfielder Joe Thompson - who wears the number seven shirt - following his cancer diagnosis.

Line-ups

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 19Welsh
  • 3Laird
  • 6WrightBooked at 83mins
  • 4Huntington
  • 5Clarke
  • 7Humphrey
  • 2KeaneBooked at 84mins
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forHolmesat 60'minutes
  • 27HumeSubstituted forBeavonat 71'minutes
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forGarnerat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 10Beavon
  • 11Holmes
  • 13Byrom
  • 14Garner
  • 16Buchanan
  • 21Mousinho

Tranmere

  • 1WilliamsBooked at 87mins
  • 2Holmes
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 14Atkinson
  • 4Taylor
  • 20McNulty
  • 15Kirby
  • 6HateleySubstituted forKoumasat 65'minutes
  • 9Lowe
  • 11Bell-Baggie
  • 17PowerBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Rowe
  • 16Stockton
  • 18Jennings
  • 22Koumas
  • 26Akpa Akpro
  • 28Boland
  • 33Mooney
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
9,496

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).
Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).
Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).
Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Joe Garner (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Stuart Beavon.
Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

Booking

Owain Williams (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Keith Keane (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Keith Keane (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).
Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.
Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).
Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).
Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).
Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.
Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Scott Laird (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Stuart Beavon replaces Iain Hume.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Joe Garner replaces Kevin Davies.
Foul by Iain Hume (Preston North End).
(Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Scott Laird (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).
Attempt blocked. Lee Holmes (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jason Koumas replaces Tom Hateley.
Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).
Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ash Taylor.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tom Hateley.
Attempt blocked. Lee Holmes (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Lee Holmes replaces Paul Gallagher because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Iain Hume (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).
Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Max Power.
Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).
Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Preston North End 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Preston North End 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.
Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).
goal

As It Stood

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2Wolves1411211935
3Peterborough1510231332
4Preston15762727
5Brentford15834327
6Bradford156541023
7Swindon15726923
8MK Dons15645422
9Walsall15645222
10Rotherham15564-121
11Coventry159331220
12Port Vale15627-320
13Crawley14545-219
14Colchester15384-517
15Shrewsbury15375-116
16Oldham15438-415
17Gillingham15438-615
18Carlisle14437-1215
19Stevenage15429-814
20Tranmere15348-1413
21Crewe15348-1913
22Sheff Utd15339-1012
23Bristol City14176-610
24Notts County153111-1210
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