A timely brace from Ched Evans saw Sheffield United come from behind to beat Preston, climbing above their steel city rivals and into 2nd place. North End took the lead shortly after Thorsten Stuckmann saved a tame Evans penalty, but the Welsh striker restored parity just before the break and grabbed the winning goal 10 minutes from time.
Danny Mayor’s wondergoal gave Graham Westley his first win as PNE boss in what was an otherwise uninspired performance from the Lilywhites. The scintillating strike was one of only two shots that North End managed to hit the target with all game, but it was enough to seal the points and end Hartlepool’s five game unbeaten run.
Preston North End manager Phil Brown has stated that his team looks “a little bit stronger” after a trio of loan players arrived at Deepdale this week. Jonathan Forte joins Southampton team-mate Sam Hoskins in the one-month loan move as Brown looks to bolster the strikeforce, which he believes has been “lost” through inury in recent weeks. Iain Turner’s injury means that German shot stopper Thorsten Stuckmann also makes the switch from Alemannia Aachen.
Preston North End came from behind to win in a seven goal thriller at Adams Park this evening, earning a 7th consecutive league victory and a 2nd place perch in League One.
After going 2-0 down, Wycombe went in 3-2 up at the break thanks to goals from Gareth Ainsworth, Scott Donnelly and Stuart Beavon. But Neil Mellor and Iain Hume completed their braces in the second half to seal another impressive North End victory.
North End bounced back from mid-week defeat with a PNE Day victory over Tranmere Rovers. A crowd of 17,281 saw Preston extend their league run to six consecutive victories.
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Southampton beat Preston North End 2-1 at St. Mary’s to progress to the 4th round of the League Cup, marking a record 14th consecutive home win for the club. Adam Barton levelled the score in the 52nd minute after a simple header from Jos Hooiveld gave the hosts the advantage in the first half. However, Southampton dominated the game – Barton’s equaliser was against the run of play – and inspired substitute Adam Lallana fired in the winning goal with only his second touch of the game, giving the Saints a deserved victory.
After a 2-0 win over Charlton last week, North End face an in-form Southampton side at St. Mary’s tomorrow night. Preston are on something of a run themselves, but with 12 back-to-back home wins, the host’s stats make for some impressive reading.
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Preston just can’t stop scoring recently; in-form Neil Mellor grabbed his second brace in as many games either side of a wondrous Iain Hume strike to put North End into the play-off places with two games in hand. Mellor gave North End the lead inside 10 minutes, and Hume’s 25-yard rocket restored it after a Niall McGinn tap-in levelled things up in the 21st minute. Then, with a little over 15 minutes left on the clock, Mellor put the game beyond doubt with a volley from inside the Brentford area, tallying his 4th goal in two games.