Preston North End celebrate their opening goal against Huddersfield Town at Deepdale
Brad Potts, Ched Evans and Scott Sinclair scored the goals, the first time North End have scored three in a game for more than two months. Here are the PNE player ratings from the Champiosnhip clash.
The PNE keeper saved well from Mbenza, O'Brien and Bacuna in the first half on his way to a deserved clean sheet. Another decent display at right-back for the Dutch teenager. Started to gain the confidence to push forward too. Got to grips with Huddersfield's attack as the first half went on and was comfortable in the second half as North End got on the front foot. Got the benefit of the doubt with a a penalty call in the first half but otherwise solid and won his headers. A second clean sheet in a row with the Welshman playing in the middle. Very solid at left-back, defended well and a few runs carried him up the pitch to lend support in attack. The skipper was steady in one of the holding midfield roles and used the ball better than he had done in midweek. Comfortable on the ball again, just needed to get slightly higher up the pitch which he did as the game went on. Produced a clinical finish for PNE's third goal. Had a hand in the first goal, his shot blocked befored Brad Potts followed it up. Scored the first, set up the second and hit the bar - not to mention a great recovery run and tackle in the first half. North End's starman. Lively on the left-wing, beat defenders with a couple of eye-catching runs. Not quite as effective as against QPR but a good shift all the same. Really good display leading PNE's attack, having a hand in the first goal, scoring the second and helping set up the third. Made a good impact as a substitute, setting-up Scott Sinclair's goal with a fine cross with the outside of his boot within three minutes of coming off the bench. A 90th minute substitute to help PNE see out the game Came on late with Jayson Molumby as PNE ran down the clock.