Football - Grayson hails 'fantastic result'

Simon Grayson focused on the performance of his 10-man Preston side rather than the referee's decision to send off the wrong man in their 2-0 win at Port Vale.

PA Sport Report

Neil Kilkenny saw red early on at Vale Park but it should have been Joe Garner after he clashed with Vale's Anthony Griffith.

Garner went on to open the scoring with a brilliant individual strike after half an hour before securing all three points for Preston from the penalty spot 19 minutes from time.

"I'm not doing an Arsene Wenger, I just didn't see what happened. I couldn't see too much because there were bodies in the way and it's a big pitch," said Grayson. "I've not had chance yet to speak to Neil Kilkenny and we will look at the situation in the cold light of day.

"All I want to concentrate on is how proud I am of my players. We played for most of the game with 10 men on the biggest pitch in the league and the boys were fantastic.

"We were playing against a very good team and we had to defend with our lives. We've come out with a fantastic result.

"At half-time I asked them to put their bodies on the line and drain out every bit of energy they had. I told them what a buzz there would be in the dressing room if we could hold on and you can imagine how delighted we all are."

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