League One
Preston1Bristol City0

Preston North End 1-0 Bristol City

Preston recorded their first home league win since September against managerless Bristol City in a heated match that ended with two red cards.

Preston's Kevin Davies nodded across goal for Jack King to head home his first goal of the season.

The visitors came closest to equalising from a wide Simon Gillett shot and a close-range Aden Flint header.

Both sides finished with 10 men when Karleigh Osborne and Paul Gallagher were dismissed for scuffling late on.

The result kept North End third in League One, but piled more misery on Bristol City, who slipped 23rd after sacking head coach Sean O'Driscoll on Thursday.

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Bristol City caretaker manager John Pemberton told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol City's Pemberton

"We definitely deserved more from the game today.

"In the first 20 minutes I thought we were on the back foot but other than that I thought we were excellent.

"In the second half we made a good team look ordinary again. We've created chances but we haven't taken them.

"I cannot fault the desire of what they've done, and the spirit they have shown, and we will now move onto the next game."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 5Clarke
  • 3LairdBooked at 71mins
  • 2Keane
  • 22King
  • 6WrightBooked at 90mins
  • 7HumphreySubstituted forHuntingtonat 90+5'minutes
  • 30BrownhillSubstituted forByromat 79'minutes
  • 9Davies
  • 10BeavonSubstituted forHumeat 83'minutes
  • 12GallagherBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 4Huntington
  • 13Byrom
  • 16Buchanan
  • 17Monakana
  • 24Hayhurst
  • 27Hume

Bristol City

  • 13Parish
  • 21Pack
  • 17CunninghamSubstituted forBryanat 81'minutes
  • 3Williams
  • 5Flint
  • 35OsborneBooked at 90mins
  • 2MoloneySubstituted forTaylorat 84'minutes
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 9Baldock
  • 34Gillett

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 15Bryan
  • 16Wynter
  • 18Taylor
  • 22Shorey
  • 23Harewood
  • 28McLaughlin
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
8,803

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 1, Bristol City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Bristol City 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Paul Huntington replaces Chris Humphrey.

Booking

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

Attempt missed. Simon Gillett (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Dismissal

Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Dismissal

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Simon Gillett (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Ryan Taylor replaces Brendan Moloney.

Substitution

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

Attempt saved. Jack King (Preston North End) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Joe Bryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Bryan replaces Greg Cunningham.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Joel Byrom replaces Josh Brownhill.

Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Scott Laird (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Chris Humphrey.

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City).

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Stuart Beavon (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1913422543
2Wolves1913422143
3Preston1910721137
4Brentford1911441037
5Peterborough1911261035
6Rotherham19874831
7Swindon199371030
8Port Vale19928029
9Bradford187741128
10Walsall19766227
11Coventry191045724
12MK Dons18648-122
13Shrewsbury19577-122
14Crawley19577-522
15Oldham17638-221
16Colchester19496-521
17Gillingham196310-821
18Carlisle19568-1321
19Tranmere19559-1120
20Sheff Utd194510-1017
21Stevenage195212-1317
22Crewe194411-2516
23Bristol City19298-615
24Notts County193214-1511
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