As it happened: Preston North End 1-2 Cardiff City

Preston North End return to action as they welcome Cardiff City to Deepdale in the Championship, 3pm.

By Tom Sandells
Saturday, 20th November 2021, 1:18 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th November 2021, 4:56 pm
Preston North End's Deepdale home.

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Last updated: Saturday, 20 November, 2021, 15:34

Both sides are back in the tunnel completing final preparations, they could be forgiven for leaving it as late as they can in this weather.

Both sides are out and ready to go...

We’re underway at Deepdale!

A fast start from the Lilywhites, Riis is played in behind and seems caught in two minds as he turns back.

He lays it back to McCann on the edge of the box and his effort is deflected wide.

The set piece is swung in and eventually volleyed at goal by Browne but it’s deflected behind again.

Sean Maguire opens the scoring!

The corner is swung in from the right, flicked on at the near post and the Irishman is there to direct it home!

Barkhuizen shot blocked

North End work it well down the right side, Barkhuizen feeds it into Maguire’s feet and Irishman rolls it back to him, the winger lets off a fierce strike on his left foot but it’s blocked away.

A cross is whipped in from the left and Flint is up to head at goal but it is jut wide of the far post.

Alan Browne plays a nice ball into the feet of Riis who stands up both of his men, shifts it onto his left foot but doesn’t summon enough power to beat Smithies.

Ali McCann lets fly from just outside the box but Smithies is equal to the effort.

Alan Browne’s cross from the left is defelcted and adds plenty of top spin, the ‘keeper comes to claim but Riis challenges and wins the header, nodding just wide.

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