Match ends, Preston North End 2, Scunthorpe United 0.
Goals from Daniel Johnson and Paul Gallagher were enough to see off Scunthorpe and give Preston North End their third straight league win.
Gallagher cleared Paddy Madden's shot off the line after Lilywhites keeper Sam Johnstone flapped at a corner.
Callum Robinson pulled the ball back for Johnson to sweep in from six yards to give the home side the lead.
Preston's victory was secured when Chris Humphrey squared the ball for Gallagher to finish from close range.
Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:
"We weren't good enough today. In the first half we huffed and puffed, and I think there was nothing in the game.
"In fairness, I think in the second half there wasn't a great deal in it. We got bullied.
"There's a few black eyes in the dressing room, and that's not because I've thrown any punches after the game, that's because the striker has put himself about. "
- 12GallagherSubstituted forEbanks-Blakeat 86'minutes
- 19WelshSubstituted forKilkennyat 77'minutes
- 14GarnerBooked at 81minsSubstituted forDaviesat 86'minutes
- 33ClarkeBooked at 73mins
- 12BishopSubstituted forWoottonat 83'minutes
- 15EvansSubstituted forOsbourneat 62'minutes
- 10van VeenSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 45'minutesBooked at 65mins
- Kevin Wright
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Scunthorpe United 0.
Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).
Attempt missed. Isaiah Osbourne (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Scunthorpe United).
Attempt saved. Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Joe Garner.
Substitution, Preston North End. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake replaces Paul Gallagher.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Neal Bishop.
Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Joe Garner (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).
Liam O'Neil (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Marcus Williams.
Substitution, Preston North End. Neil Kilkenny replaces John Welsh.