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Preston North End 1-1 Burton Albion

Jackson Irvine
Jackson Irvine's strike was Burton's first in 406 minutes away from the Pirelli Stadium

Burton Albion scored their first away goal in five matches as they held Preston to a draw at Deepdale.

Jackson Irvine put the Brewers ahead, when he pounced on a loose ball from Matt Palmer's corner to fire under keeper Chris Maxwell.

But Callum Robinson poked home Greg Cunningham's cross to dash Burton's hopes of a first away win this season.

The hosts pushed hard for a winner as they dominated the second half, but Albion held on.

Burton had not scored an away goal for almost seven hours, but went close twice early on when Ben Turner headed Palmer's corner against the bar and Irvine's deflected shot was pushed over by Maxwell.

Irvine's goal finally broke the deadlock, but the home side came close several times before Robinson's equaliser and it was one-way traffic after the break as Tom Clarke headed onto the roof of the net and Ben Pearson sent a drive just wide

Simon Grayson's side have lost just one of their past 10 Championship outings, but results elsewhere meant they fell a place to 12th in the table.

Burton, who have yet to win away from home this season, moved up to 19th, but remain just a point above the relegation spots.

Preston boss Simon Grayson said: "We started sloppily, they had early opportunities and got the goal. We were a long way short of our best.

"Everything we didn't do in the first half we did in the second half. We passed it quicker and stopped them from playing.

"If we'd started the first half as we started the second I think we'd have knocked the stuffing out of them and won the game. But we haven't and you have to earn every point in this division."

Burton manager Nigel Clough: "This result will do us good in terms of our spirit, but it also shows that we have what it takes to survive in this league.

"After we had dominated that match so much in the first half and had so many chances, we could have felt sorry for ourselves after half-time, but we didn't.

"Our reaction to conceding that goal was terrific. We came out and showed real spirit.

"Apart from one game against Reading last week we've shown that we can compete with everyone in this division."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 27Baptiste
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 3CunninghamBooked at 85mins
  • 2VermijlSubstituted forMakienokat 69'minutes
  • 4PearsonBooked at 90mins
  • 11JohnsonBooked at 37mins
  • 14McGeady
  • 37Robinson
  • 25HugillSubstituted forDoyleat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 8Browne
  • 9Makienok
  • 13Doyle
  • 17Spurr
  • 18Pringle
  • 23Huntington

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 3Brayford
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 77mins
  • 6Turner
  • 14McCrory
  • 10Akins
  • 16Palmer
  • 15Naylor
  • 11Dyer
  • 36Irvine
  • 8O'GradyBooked at 79minsSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Flanagan
  • 7Williamson
  • 13Bywater
  • 18Miller
  • 19Choudhury
  • 22Myers-Harness
  • 25Barker
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
10,696

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 1, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Burton Albion 1.

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion).

Offside, Preston North End. Tom Clarke tries a through ball, but Simon Makienok is caught offside.

Booking

Ben Pearson (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Pearson (Preston North End).

Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bailey Wright.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Greg Cunningham (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Preston North End).

Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Eoin Doyle replaces Jordan Hugill.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Matthew Palmer.

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alex Baptiste with a headed pass following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Chris O'Grady.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

Attempt blocked. Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Chris O'Grady (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

Foul by Simon Makienok (Preston North End).

Jon McLaughlin (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

Offside, Preston North End. Callum Robinson tries a through ball, but Simon Makienok is caught offside.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Simon Makienok replaces Marnick Vermijl.

Offside, Preston North End. Callum Robinson tries a through ball, but Jordan Hugill is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

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1Newcastle18131436142240
2Brighton18115228111738
3Reading1810442519634
4Birmingham188732419531
5Leeds189272120129
6Huddersfield179261921-229
7Sheff Wed188462020028
8Norwich188372930-127
9Derby187561613326
10Fulham186752521425
11Aston Villa1851032118325
12Preston187472321225
13Bristol City187382422224
14Ipswich186661717024
15QPR186571926-723
16Brentford186482421322
17Nottm Forest186483232022
18Barnsley186482929022
19Burton184771924-519
20Blackburn185492027-719
21Wolves184681923-418
22Cardiff1853101830-1218
23Wigan173681419-515
24Rotherham1814131843-257
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