Date: 9th April 2019 at 10:05pm
Written by:
Preston North End
0 – 2
Leeds United

Deepdale

Championship

9/04/2019 7:45 pm

Attendance: 18019

Referee: Jones

Preston North End Leeds United
Bamford (62, 76)
Rudd Casilla
Fisher Ayling
Storey Jansson
Davies
 
Cooper
Earl Alioski
 
Johnson Phillips
 
Pearson
 
Hernandez
Nmecha 87 Roberts 83
Browne Klich
Robinson 58 Harrison 77
Maguire 70 Bamford 91

Substitutes

Moult 58 Peacock-Farrell
Crowe Forshaw 83
Rafferty Roofe 91
Ginnelly Dallas
Ledson 70 Berardi 77
Stockley 87 Shackleton
Huntington Stevens

Game Statistics

5 Goal attempts 22
0 On Target 7
3 Corners 6
7 Fouls 16
1 Yellow Cards 2
1 Red Cards 0
41 % 59

With Leeds United stuttering again in our last match (Birmingham City) and losing second place in the Championship table to Sheffield United, it was all eyes to tonight’s trip to Deepdale to face Preston North End and hopefully we retake the spot back and continue to put the pressure on.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa certainly had a boost pre-game as Pablo Hernandez took his spot in the starting XI despite the injury concerns surrounding him but it was typical Leeds in the opening 45 minutes. Better possession and a raft of chances that went begging, but second half it all changed as they were reduced to ten men and Patrick Bamford scored a brace to give us the advantage in the 62nd and 76th minutes.

With the backline keeping the clean sheet, we return to winning ways with the only complaint being it wasn’t by a greater margin, but the brace should certainly do Bamford’s confidence the world of good given his recent criticism.

The two point advantage in second spot is ours once again, but Norwich and United are still to play.

 

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