League One
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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.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City caretaker manager John Pemberton told BBC Radio Bristol:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

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

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Dismissal

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

  7. Dismissal

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Ryan Taylor replaces Brendan Moloney.

  15. Substitution

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Joe Bryan.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Bryan replaces Greg Cunningham.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

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