STAR MAN: Goalkeeper Chris Maxwell was excellent for North End.
How they rated:
Chris Maxwell 8
The PNE goalkeeper made three fine saves in the second half, the pick of the bunch being to deny Chris Wood in a one-on-one.
Darnell Fisher 8
Strong performance at right-back from the recent signing, put his body in where it hurts a few times.
Paul Huntington 8
In the main, helped to restrict the threat of Wood and won more battles than he lost. A towering display in the air.
Tommy Spurr 8
Beginning to look at home in the centre of defence, this an assured performance next to Huntington.
Greg Cunningham 8
Had a tricky customer in Alioski to keep quiet and did just that. Got forward well and had the ball in the net only to see it disallowed.
Ben Pearson 5
Blotted his copybook with the red card and while PNE fans love his combative play, he has to learn to curb the aggressive play.
Daniel Johnson 7
Was always willing to try and keep the ball moving. Did his fair share of defensive duties when Preston went down to 10 men.
Callum Robinson 7
Played on the right of PNE’s attack and showed some good touches, although needs to polish up his shooting boots.
Alan Browne 8
Was the most advanced of the midfield trio and worked hard. With better finishing, could have been twice on the scoresheet.
Tom Barkhuizen 6
Took him a while to get into the game and he did not look as comfortable starting on the left as he does on the right.
Jordan Hugill 8
He will have slept well on Saturday night having worked his socks off, ploughing a lone furrow up front after Pearson’s red card.
Josh Harrop 7
Replaced Barkhuizen for his Preston debut in the 65th minute and almost snatched a winner in stoppage-time when he hit the bar.
Paul Gallagher 6
A late substitute, coming on for the cramped-up Browne in the 90th minute. Experienced head for the closing moments.
Subs not used:
Marnick Vermijl, Daryl Horgan, Ben Davies, Sean Maguire, Mat Hudson
LEEDS UNITED: Wiedwald, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Borthwick-Jackson (Dallas 82), Phillips (Vieira 61), O’Kane, Alioski, Hernandez, Roofe (Saiz 61), Wood. Subs (not used): Anita, Shaughnessey, Ekuban, Peacock-Farrell.
Referee: Scott Duncan6
Attendance: 32,880 (697 PNE)