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Huddersfield Town 1-2 Preston North End: Alan Browne double gives Preston points

Alan Browne goal
Alan Browne curled in Preston's equaliser moments before scoring his second

Two Alan Browne goals in as many minutes helped Preston North End come from behind to beat Huddersfield Town in the Championship.

Huddersfield striker Fraizer Campbell gave the hosts an early lead, slotting past Declan Rudd after a brilliant through ball from Lewis O'Brien.

But straight after the restart, Browne curled in an equaliser for the Lilywhites. And he doubled his tally moments later, lobbing goalkeeper Ben Hamer after he spilled Joe Rafferty's cross.

Terriers defender Naby Sarr was sent off late on for pulling back Emil Riis Jakobsen with the striker through on goal just past the halfway line, making it easier for the visitors to hold on to three points.

There had not been an away win in a league fixture between Huddersfield and Preston since 1992, and when Campbell netted for the hosts on his 200th league start, that trend looked set to continue.

The former Sunderland forward almost turned provider in the 38th minute, setting up full-back Pipa whose fierce strike was kept out by Rudd as the Terriers almost doubled their advantage.

But Preston were a team transformed in the second half, with Browne's quickfire double deservedly putting Alex Neil's side in front.

And after the hosts were reduced to 10 men by referee Josh Smith, the Lancashire club were untroubled in the closing stages, nearly scoring a third with Jakobsen striking the crossbar in injury time.

Both sides are now on 10 points and remain mid-table in a tight early-season division.

Preston North End manager Alex Neil:

"Our boys deserve unbelievable credit. We got back at 3am from London in midweek. Huddersfield had an extra day's rest.

"When you play Huddersfield, who run and run, that extra day's rest is important. For us to churn out what we did was brilliant.They left everything on the pitch.

"We have never lacked confidence and belief, we have never given up. We are not short of team spirit that's for sure."

Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan:

"We scored the goal, they reacted and then we finished the first half well. We created chances and it was a positive start.

"We knew we had to start the second half well and we didn't. After that we saw the spirit and had to take risks.

"The first 10 minutes of the second half meant we couldn't get something from this game. We need to learn from this. We talked about the importance of the first minutes of the second half."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Hamer
  • 12StearmanBooked at 44mins
  • 26SchindlerBooked at 40minsSubstituted forDiakhabyat 58'minutes
  • 23SarrBooked at 78mins
  • 2Ávila
  • 7Bacuna
  • 6Hogg
  • 8O'BrienSubstituted forEitingat 58'minutes
  • 3Toffolo
  • 22Campbell
  • 18MbenzaSubstituted forKoromaat 71'minutesBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 10Pritchard
  • 11Diakhaby
  • 14Eiting
  • 17Duhaney
  • 19Koroma
  • 27Crichlow
  • 44Castro Pereira

Preston

  • 1Rudd
  • 14Storey
  • 5BauerBooked at 70mins
  • 16Hughes
  • 8BrowneBooked at 66mins
  • 44PottsBooked at 44mins
  • 18LedsonSubstituted forHarropat 90+1'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15Rafferty
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forMaguireat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 31SinclairSubstituted forBarkhuizenat 73'minutes
  • 19Riis Jakobsen

Substitutes

  • 7Bayliss
  • 10Harrop
  • 20Stockley
  • 23Huntington
  • 24Maguire
  • 25Ripley
  • 29Barkhuizen
Referee:
Josh Smith

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Preston North End 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Preston North End 2.

  3. Post update

    Emil Riis Jakobsen (Preston North End) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Andrew Hughes following a fast break.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fraizer Campbell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Koroma with a headed pass.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jordan Storey.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

  7. Booking

    Josh Harrop (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Josh Harrop (Preston North End).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Emil Riis Jakobsen.

  11. Booking

    Sean Maguire (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Harry Toffolo (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sean Maguire (Preston North End).

  14. Post update

    Pipa (Huddersfield Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Josh Koroma.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Harrop replaces Ryan Ledson.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Pipa (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carel Eiting.

  18. Booking

    Josh Koroma (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Josh Koroma (Huddersfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Ryan Ledson (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.