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Burton Albion 1-2 Preston North End

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Burton slumped to their seventh straight home defeat as Preston skipper Tom Clarke scored at the Pirelli Stadium for the second season running.Clarke put the Lilywhites ahead, stabbing in at the second attempt from Paul Gallagher’s corner.Daryl Horgan doubled the lead, firing in when Tom Barkhuizen’s deflected shot dropped into his path.

Lucas Akins finished from inside the area for the hosts in stoppage time, but North End were worthy winners.Re-live Saturday’s EFL action as it happenedMaking fans for Nigel – Five things you may have missedPreston had the better of the few first-half chances created, with Callum Robinson’s effort from a tight angle cleared off the line by John Brayford.The game finally sprang to life in the final 20 minutes after Clarke’s opener as Chris Maxwell denied Akins a headed equaliser from Matthew Palmer’s cross. But Preston could have won by more as Stephen Bywater made an excellent stop to deny Horgan when one-on-one before Robinson and Gallagher both struck the post.Burton have now picked up just five points from their last 12 matches, with nine defeats in that sequence, and remain bottom of the table. Preston stay in 10th place, but within five points of the play-off places after their third win in four.Burton boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:”We felt two decisions today changed the course of the game. We thought it was a clear foul on Ben Turner before the first goal and then we should have had a penalty awarded for a handball moments later. We’re disappointed.”I think the players gave us everything in terms of effort but it’s just not quite enough at the moment.”I thought they started the second half well and then we came back into it but we just can’t get a break in either penalty area.”I think the way it’s looking our home run could go on.”Preston boss Alex Neil told BBC Radio Lancashire:”The one thing we were conscious of is that we didn’t want to turn it into a fight for the full game.”The substitutes coming on gave us fresh legs and more pace to get in behind and they struggled to deal with that as time went on.”The supporters will be delighted with the last 30 minutes. We’ve won three out of four and hopefully we can keep that run going.”Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBurton1Bywater2BrayfordBooked at 85mins23BuxtonBooked at 53mins6TurnerBooked at 47minsSubstituted forVarneyat 81’minutes12Flanagan15Naylor7MurphySubstituted forSbarraat 72’minutes18MillerSubstituted forScannellat 62’minutes19Palmer11Dyer10AkinsSubstitutes3Warnock4Allen5McFadzean9Scannell13Ripley16Varney26SbarraPreston22Maxwell5ClarkeSubstituted forO’Connorat 80’minutes23Huntington20Davies14FisherBooked at 21mins4Pearson12GallagherBooked at 89mins29Barkhuizen8BrowneSubstituted forHorganat 62’minutes37Robinson9HugillSubstituted forHarropat 62’minutesSubstitutes1Rudd6Boyle7Horgan10Harrop11Johnson25O’Connor27MavididiReferee:Keith StroudAttendance:3,659Match StatsHome TeamBurtonAway TeamPrestonPossessionHome46%Away54%ShotsHome11Away17Shots on TargetHome6Away7CornersHome5Away7FoulsHome16Away11Live TextPosted at Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Preston North End 2.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Preston North End 2.Goal!Posted at 90’+3′ Goal! Burton Albion 1, Preston North End 2. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross following a corner.Posted at 90’+3′ Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ben Davies.Posted at 90’+1′ Darnell Fisher (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Lloyd Dyer (Burton Albion).Posted at 90’+1′ Callum Robinson (Preston North End) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Tom Barkhuizen.Posted at 89′ Foul by Darnell Fisher (Preston North End).Posted at 89′ Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 89′ Darnell Fisher (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 89′ Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).BookingPosted at 89′ Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 88′ Ben Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 88′ Foul by Luke Varney (Burton Albion).Posted at 86′ Attempt saved. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Paul Gallagher.Posted at 86′ Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.Posted at 86′ Attempt blocked. Josh Harrop (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Barkhuizen.BookingPosted at 85′ John Brayford (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 85′ Josh Harrop (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 85′ Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).Goal!Posted at 83′ Goal! Burton Albion 0, Preston North End 2. Daryl Horgan (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.Posted at 82′ Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.SubstitutionPosted at 81′ Substitution, Burton Albion. Luke Varney replaces Ben Turner.SubstitutionPosted at 80′ Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin O’Connor replaces Tom Clarke.Posted at 79′ Attempt missed. Paul Huntington (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Clarke with a headed pass following a set piece situation.Posted at 79′ Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 79′ Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).Posted at 78′ Attempt saved. Daryl Horgan (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Clarke with a headed pass.Posted at 76′ Foul by Darnell Fisher (Preston North End).Posted at 76′ Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 74′ Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.Posted at 74′ Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross.Posted at 74′ Foul by Josh Harrop (Preston North End).Posted at 74′ Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 73′ Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tom Clarke.Posted at 72′ Foul by Josh Harrop (Preston North End).Posted at 72′ Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 72′ Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces Luke Murphy.Posted at 71′ Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.Posted at 71′ Attempt saved. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.Show more updatesgoal
Source: Derby BBC