PNE players ratings: Swansea City 0 Preston North End 1

Preston North End scored in stoppage-time for the second game running to beat Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 9:43 pm
Updated Monday, 5th April 2021, 9:44 pm
Frankie McAvoy meets his players as they leave the field at the Liberty Stadium

It made it four points from six on offer on Easter, with victory fully deserved in South Wales. Here are the North End player ratings, skipper Ryan Ledson the pick of the bunch on a day where you couldn't fault anyone.

The Preston keeper didn't have any shots to deal with but his handling and command of his box was good.
Strong performance in a three-man back line, helped keep the Swansea attack quiet.

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Played the middle of the back three and rarely put a foot wrong defensively. Used the ball well from the back too.
Given a role in the centre of defence and did it very well, timed his challenges to perfection and brought a balance to the backline.
Played as right wing-back for the first time and adapted really well. Pushed forward and set up chances for Potts and Sinclair.
Captain's performance from the midfielder. In the thick of everything, won tackles, passed well, led by example. Starman.
Worked hard in midfield, encouraged North End to get forward. Played his part in the winner.
Played as PNE's advanced midfielder and got into terrific shooting positions. He really did carry a threat until running out of steam.
These last two games, Barkhuizen has developed into PNE's long throw-in specialist. Played at left wing-back and did his defensive duties really well.
Covered the ground up front, put a shift in and helped hold the ball up for North End to get up the pitch.
Worked well with Evans up front and looked more effective than he was against Norwich.
Came off the bench to replace Riis and had a hand in the winner, his shot parried by the keeper but deflected in by Swansea skipper Grimes.
PNE's second substitute on the game, replacing Brad Potts. He helped the visitors maintain their tempo and energy levels. Saw a shot blocked at the near post.