Preston North End

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FILE PHOTO: Arsenal's Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera and manager Arsene Wenger celebrate during a victory parade in north London May 16, 2004. Arsenal are celebrating their victory in the English premier league. Arsenal became the first team since Preston North End's "Old Invincibles" in the Football League's inaugural 1888-89 season to remain unbeaten in the top flight. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Arsenal's Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera and manager Arsene Wenger celebrate during a victory parade
FILE PHOTO: Arsenal's Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera and manager Arsene Wenger celebrate during a victory parade in north London May 16, 2004. Arsenal are celebrating their victory in the English premier league. Arsenal became the first team since Preston North End's "Old Invincibles" in the Football League's inaugural 1888-89 season to remain unbeaten in the top flight. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid/File Photo
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End manager Alex Neil watches his players warm up ahead of the game Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End manager Alex Neil watches his players warm up ahead of the game Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom with Pablo Hernandez after the match Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom with Pablo Hernandez after the match Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Callum Robinson in action Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Callum Robinson in action Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Players from both teams clash Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Players from both teams clash Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Players from both teams clash Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Players from both teams clash Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United players look dejected after the match Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United players look dejected after the match Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Paul Gallagher celebrates after he scores his sides first goal Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Paul Gallagher celebrates after he scores his sides first goal Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End manager Alex Neil shakes the hand of Paul Gallagher after he is substituted Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End manager Alex Neil shakes the hand of Paul Gallagher after he is substituted Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Players from both teams clash Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Players from both teams clash Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Alan Browne celebrates with teammates after he scores his sides third goal Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Alan Browne celebrates with teammates after he scores his sides third goal Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Alan Browne hands an object to a steward that was thrown onto the pitch during the game Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Alan Browne hands an object to a steward that was thrown onto the pitch during the game Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End players congratulate each other after Sean Maguire scores their sides second goal Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End players congratulate each other after Sean Maguire scores their sides second goal Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Paul Gallagher scores his sides first goal Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Paul Gallagher scores his sides first goal Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom gestures Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom gestures Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom before the match Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom before the match Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End manager Alex Neil before the match Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End manager Alex Neil before the match Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips in action with Preston North End's Alan Browne Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips in action with Preston North End's Alan Browne Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End manager Alex Neil shakes the hand of Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom before the match Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End manager Alex Neil shakes the hand of Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom before the match Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Sean Maguire in action with Leeds United's Paudie O'Connor Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Sean Maguire in action with Leeds United's Paudie O'Connor Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United's Kemar Roofe scores their first goal Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United's Kemar Roofe scores their first goal Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United fans Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United fans Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Sean Maguire (L) in action with Leeds United's Pontus Jansson Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Preston North End's Sean Maguire (L) in action with Leeds United's Pontus Jansson Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United Manager Paul Heckingbottom Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Leeds United - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 10, 2018 Leeds United Manager Paul Heckingbottom Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
<p>Modou Barrow’s effort guides Reading past Preston North End</p>
Modou Barrow’s effort guides Reading past Preston North End

Modou Barrow’s effort guides Reading past Preston North End

The Gambia international eased the Royals relegation worries with his lone effort at the Madejski Stadium
Modou Barrow’s effort guides Reading past Preston North End
The Gambia international eased the Royals relegation worries with his lone effort at the Madejski Stadium
<p>Modou Barrow’s effort guides Reading past Preston North End</p>
Modou Barrow’s effort guides Reading past Preston North End

Modou Barrow’s effort guides Reading past Preston North End

The Gambia international eased the Royals relegation worries with his lone effort at the Madejski Stadium
Modou Barrow’s effort guides Reading past Preston North End
The Gambia international eased the Royals relegation worries with his lone effort at the Madejski Stadium
 By Graham Banks The victory may have been ugly and tinged with good fortune but Gary Rowett could not have cared less at Deepdale yesterday. After eight winless games, Rowett’s Derby arrested their slump thanks to Tom Lawrence’s free-kick and a missed Preston penalty, leaving them strongly placed to clinch a play-off place. “It didn’t matter how we won, how ugly the performance was,” said Rowett. “I couldn’t give a monkey’s if we didn’t play attractive football. We tried to play attractive on Friday and lost to the bottom team. It’s a massive boost and hopefully gives the players a bit of breathing space to play with more composure.” That shocking Sunderland reverse had left Derby with little margin for error over the season’s concluding games and, when Andre Wisdom was judged to have pushed over Alan Browne after 36 minutes, Rowett admitted he feared the worst. But Browne himself, having been kept waiting by Derby keeper Scott Carson, struck the left-hand post and the ball flew wide. Credit: ACTION IMAGES Preston’s frustrations mounted when Tom Barkhuizen was judged to have fouled former Preston forward David Nugent on 53 minutes, handing Lawrence a free-kick 25 yards from goal. Derby’s first, and only, on-target shot took a slight deflection off the wall but should still have been dealt with by Chris Maxwell who could only touch it into the corner of his net. In the celebrations that followed, Lawrence broke the nose of team-mate Nugent with a stray elbow but the Derby striker insisted: ‘‘I’ll probably have two black eyes tomorrow but it’s worth it for the three points.” “If you look at the performance, we passed the ball well and had 19 shots but at this stage of the season all that matters is results,” said Preston manager Alex Neil. Team lineups Preston (4-2-3-1) Maxwell; Fisher, Huntington, Davies, Cunningham; Pearson, Gallagher; Barkhuizen (Bodin 73), Browne (Moult 63), Robinson (Johnson 79); Maguire. Subs Rudd, Clarke, Harrop, Earl. Booked Pearson. Derby (4-2-3-1) Carson; Wisdom, Pearce, Davies, Baird; Huddlestone, Ledley; Weimann, Vydra (Palmer 73), Lawrence (Hanson 88); Nugent. Subs Roos, Forsyth, Keogh, Jerome, Thomas. Booked Nugent. Referee T Harrington (Cleveland).
Preston North End 0 Derby County 1: Relief for Gary Rowett as Rams end winless run
By Graham Banks The victory may have been ugly and tinged with good fortune but Gary Rowett could not have cared less at Deepdale yesterday. After eight winless games, Rowett’s Derby arrested their slump thanks to Tom Lawrence’s free-kick and a missed Preston penalty, leaving them strongly placed to clinch a play-off place. “It didn’t matter how we won, how ugly the performance was,” said Rowett. “I couldn’t give a monkey’s if we didn’t play attractive football. We tried to play attractive on Friday and lost to the bottom team. It’s a massive boost and hopefully gives the players a bit of breathing space to play with more composure.” That shocking Sunderland reverse had left Derby with little margin for error over the season’s concluding games and, when Andre Wisdom was judged to have pushed over Alan Browne after 36 minutes, Rowett admitted he feared the worst. But Browne himself, having been kept waiting by Derby keeper Scott Carson, struck the left-hand post and the ball flew wide. Credit: ACTION IMAGES Preston’s frustrations mounted when Tom Barkhuizen was judged to have fouled former Preston forward David Nugent on 53 minutes, handing Lawrence a free-kick 25 yards from goal. Derby’s first, and only, on-target shot took a slight deflection off the wall but should still have been dealt with by Chris Maxwell who could only touch it into the corner of his net. In the celebrations that followed, Lawrence broke the nose of team-mate Nugent with a stray elbow but the Derby striker insisted: ‘‘I’ll probably have two black eyes tomorrow but it’s worth it for the three points.” “If you look at the performance, we passed the ball well and had 19 shots but at this stage of the season all that matters is results,” said Preston manager Alex Neil. Team lineups Preston (4-2-3-1) Maxwell; Fisher, Huntington, Davies, Cunningham; Pearson, Gallagher; Barkhuizen (Bodin 73), Browne (Moult 63), Robinson (Johnson 79); Maguire. Subs Rudd, Clarke, Harrop, Earl. Booked Pearson. Derby (4-2-3-1) Carson; Wisdom, Pearce, Davies, Baird; Huddlestone, Ledley; Weimann, Vydra (Palmer 73), Lawrence (Hanson 88); Nugent. Subs Roos, Forsyth, Keogh, Jerome, Thomas. Booked Nugent. Referee T Harrington (Cleveland).
 By Graham Banks The victory may have been ugly and tinged with good fortune but Gary Rowett could not have cared less at Deepdale yesterday. After eight winless games, Rowett’s Derby arrested their slump thanks to Tom Lawrence’s free-kick and a missed Preston penalty, leaving them strongly placed to clinch a play-off place. “It didn’t matter how we won, how ugly the performance was,” said Rowett. “I couldn’t give a monkey’s if we didn’t play attractive football. We tried to play attractive on Friday and lost to the bottom team. It’s a massive boost and hopefully gives the players a bit of breathing space to play with more composure.” That shocking Sunderland reverse had left Derby with little margin for error over the season’s concluding games and, when Andre Wisdom was judged to have pushed over Alan Browne after 36 minutes, Rowett admitted he feared the worst. But Browne himself, having been kept waiting by Derby keeper Scott Carson, struck the left-hand post and the ball flew wide. Credit: ACTION IMAGES Preston’s frustrations mounted when Tom Barkhuizen was judged to have fouled former Preston forward David Nugent on 53 minutes, handing Lawrence a free-kick 25 yards from goal. Derby’s first, and only, on-target shot took a slight deflection off the wall but should still have been dealt with by Chris Maxwell who could only touch it into the corner of his net. In the celebrations that followed, Lawrence broke the nose of team-mate Nugent with a stray elbow but the Derby striker insisted: ‘‘I’ll probably have two black eyes tomorrow but it’s worth it for the three points.” “If you look at the performance, we passed the ball well and had 19 shots but at this stage of the season all that matters is results,” said Preston manager Alex Neil. Team lineups Preston (4-2-3-1) Maxwell; Fisher, Huntington, Davies, Cunningham; Pearson, Gallagher; Barkhuizen (Bodin 73), Browne (Moult 63), Robinson (Johnson 79); Maguire. Subs Rudd, Clarke, Harrop, Earl. Booked Pearson. Derby (4-2-3-1) Carson; Wisdom, Pearce, Davies, Baird; Huddlestone, Ledley; Weimann, Vydra (Palmer 73), Lawrence (Hanson 88); Nugent. Subs Roos, Forsyth, Keogh, Jerome, Thomas. Booked Nugent. Referee T Harrington (Cleveland).
Preston North End 0 Derby County 1: Relief for Gary Rowett as Rams end winless run
By Graham Banks The victory may have been ugly and tinged with good fortune but Gary Rowett could not have cared less at Deepdale yesterday. After eight winless games, Rowett’s Derby arrested their slump thanks to Tom Lawrence’s free-kick and a missed Preston penalty, leaving them strongly placed to clinch a play-off place. “It didn’t matter how we won, how ugly the performance was,” said Rowett. “I couldn’t give a monkey’s if we didn’t play attractive football. We tried to play attractive on Friday and lost to the bottom team. It’s a massive boost and hopefully gives the players a bit of breathing space to play with more composure.” That shocking Sunderland reverse had left Derby with little margin for error over the season’s concluding games and, when Andre Wisdom was judged to have pushed over Alan Browne after 36 minutes, Rowett admitted he feared the worst. But Browne himself, having been kept waiting by Derby keeper Scott Carson, struck the left-hand post and the ball flew wide. Credit: ACTION IMAGES Preston’s frustrations mounted when Tom Barkhuizen was judged to have fouled former Preston forward David Nugent on 53 minutes, handing Lawrence a free-kick 25 yards from goal. Derby’s first, and only, on-target shot took a slight deflection off the wall but should still have been dealt with by Chris Maxwell who could only touch it into the corner of his net. In the celebrations that followed, Lawrence broke the nose of team-mate Nugent with a stray elbow but the Derby striker insisted: ‘‘I’ll probably have two black eyes tomorrow but it’s worth it for the three points.” “If you look at the performance, we passed the ball well and had 19 shots but at this stage of the season all that matters is results,” said Preston manager Alex Neil. Team lineups Preston (4-2-3-1) Maxwell; Fisher, Huntington, Davies, Cunningham; Pearson, Gallagher; Barkhuizen (Bodin 73), Browne (Moult 63), Robinson (Johnson 79); Maguire. Subs Rudd, Clarke, Harrop, Earl. Booked Pearson. Derby (4-2-3-1) Carson; Wisdom, Pearce, Davies, Baird; Huddlestone, Ledley; Weimann, Vydra (Palmer 73), Lawrence (Hanson 88); Nugent. Subs Roos, Forsyth, Keogh, Jerome, Thomas. Booked Nugent. Referee T Harrington (Cleveland).
Preston North End 0 Derby County 1: Relief for Gary Rowett as Rams end winless run
Preston North End 0 Derby County 1: Relief for Gary Rowett as Rams end winless run
Preston North End 0 Derby County 1: Relief for Gary Rowett as Rams end winless run
Preston North End 0 Derby County 1: Relief for Gary Rowett as Rams end winless run
Preston North End 0 Derby County 1: Relief for Gary Rowett as Rams end winless run
Preston North End 0 Derby County 1: Relief for Gary Rowett as Rams end winless run
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Derby County - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 2, 2018 Derby County&#39;s Scott Carson in action Action Images/Craig Brough
Championship - Preston North End vs Derby County
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Derby County - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 2, 2018 Derby County's Scott Carson in action Action Images/Craig Brough
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Championship - Preston North End vs Derby County
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Derby County - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 2, 2018 Derby County's Tom Huddlestone Preston North End's Callum Robinson Action Images/Craig Brough
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Championship - Preston North End vs Derby County
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Derby County - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 2, 2018 Derby County's Tom Lawrence scores his sides first goal Action Images/Craig Brough
Soccer Football - Championship - Preston North End vs Derby County - Deepdale, Preston, Britain - April 2, 2018 Derby County&#39;s Tom Lawrence celebrates with teammates after he scores his sides first goal Action Images/Craig Brough
Championship - Preston North End vs Derby County
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Championship - Preston North End vs Derby County
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