As it happened: Preston North End 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Preston North End are back after the international break and it's a battle of the roses as they host Sheffield Wednesday.

Saturday, 21st November 2020, 12:32 pm
Updated Saturday, 21st November 2020, 5:07 pm
Preston North End's Deepdale stadium.

We'll have all the build up and action coming from Deepdale throughout the afternoon so make sure to refresh the page (F5) so you don't miss a thing!

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LIVE: PNE vs Sheff Wed

Last updated: Saturday, 21 November, 2020, 15:17

  • Full Time: PNE 1-0 Sheff Wed
  • PNE Starting XI: Rudd, Fisher, Bauer, Huntington, Rafferty, Ledson, Johnson, Barkhuizen, Potts, Sinclair, Riis.
  • PNE Subs: Ripley, Earl, Storey, Pearson, Gallagher, Bayliss, O'Reilly, Stockley, Maguire.
  • North End will be looking for their first home win to kickstart their season at Deepdale.
  • It’s the first game of Tony Pulis’ tenure for the Owls, with a bit of an unknown quality as to how he’ll approach things with his new side.
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Mixed feelings on international stars

Preston manager Alex Neil admits to having mixed feelings about players being away on international duty.

Although delighted for them to be recognised by their country, there is an anxiety about the condition in which they return.

Neil will be without Alan Browne for today’s meeting with Sheffield Wednesday at Deepdale after the midfielder tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.

Daniel Johnson and Sean Maguire were away during the break, Johnson being far more active than Maguire was.

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This afternoon will see Tony Pulis take charge of his first game as Sheffield Wednesday manager.

The Welshman came in for countryman Garry Monk who was relieved of his duties.

Pulis has a distinct style but making it work with this Wednesday squad will be his first test.

PNE Starting XI: Rudd, Fisher, Bauer, Huntington, Rafferty, Ledson, Johnson, Barkhuizen, Potts, Sinclair, Riis.

PNE Subs: Ripley, Earl, Storey, Pearson, Gallagher, Bayliss, O'Reilly, Stockley, Maguire.

Ben Pearson makes a return to the PNE squad this afternoon, but Ben Davies still has to wait.

Josh Harrop also misses out on the squad.

Sheffield Wednesday line up

Back from international duty to skipper the side

The visitors are the first out, getting changed in the players lounge due to Covid restrictions. 

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