EFL Cup - First Round
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Accrington Stanley 3-2 Preston North End

Billy Kee
Billy Kee has scored two goals in two games for Accrington Stanley this season

Accrington Stanley secured a dramatic late victory over Championship side Preston North End to seal their place in the second round of the EFL Cup.

The hosts led when Ben Richards-Everton volleyed home but Jordan Hugill slotted in to equalise for the visitors.

With four minutes of extra time left, Jordan Clark restored the lead but Hugill levelled again in added time.

But Billy Kee struck in the third minute of stoppage time to give Stanley victory over their Lancashire rivals.

Kee also scored in Accrington's 3-1 win against Colchester on the opening day of League Two.

They have now knocked out higher league opposition in the EFL Cup for the second successive year after they beat Burnley last season.

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm delighted with the result as it was a difficult game. It was a full-blooded derby and just to be competing against teams like this on what we believe is a level playing field is testament to how far the club's come.

"Preston are a good side and they showed that. They moved the ball really well and we knew that from when we played them in a pre-season friendly.

"We were a different animal tonight. We created far more problems for them."

Preston North End manager Alex Neil told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"To be honest we shouldn't have been forcing for extra-time. At 1-1 we looked like we were going to go on and win the game.

"When we conceded the corner I thought I've seen this a million times before. We conceded from a set piece which is really frustrating.

"If you look at the game, we had numerous opportunities and chances, we didn't take them or make them count and ultimately we got punished because of that."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 16Bloch Jorgensen
  • 2Hornby-Forbes
  • 3Hughes
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 18Dallison-Lisbon
  • 7Clark
  • 8BrownSubstituted forConneelyat 81'minutes
  • 6Nolan
  • 11McConville
  • 9EdwardsSubstituted forKeeat 45'minutes
  • 10Jackson

Substitutes

  • 1Chapman
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 15Sykes
  • 17Sousa
  • 20Ogle
  • 28Conneely
  • 29Kee

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 2Vermijl
  • 6Boyle
  • 20Davies
  • 25O'Connor
  • 7Horgan
  • 16GrimshawSubstituted forMaguireat 65'minutes
  • 12Gallagher
  • 37RobinsonSubstituted forBrowneat 80'minutes
  • 27MavididiSubstituted forJohnsonat 53'minutes
  • 9Hugill

Substitutes

  • 8Browne
  • 11Johnson
  • 15Woods
  • 23Huntington
  • 24Maguire
  • 32Earl
  • 40Hudson
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
2,879

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away25
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Preston North End 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Preston North End 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daryl Horgan (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tyler Hornby-Forbes.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Preston North End 2. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Dallison following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Daniel Johnson.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Preston North End 2. Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean Maguire.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Andrew Boyle.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Preston North End 1. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kayden Jackson.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Seamus Conneely replaces Scott Brown.

  15. Post update

    Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Alan Browne replaces Callum Robinson.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Scott Brown.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin O'Connor (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.