Preston 2-1 Boro: The Lilywhites get the business done against Boro
Preston North End banked all three points against the Middlesbrough in a 2-1 victory on Saturday, at Deepdale. North End were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last match 4-2 to Blackpool. Boro were struggling for form following a draw in their last match. North End are now in 10th place on the table and have 25 points while Boro sit in 21st with 17 points after 18 matches.
Boro started strongly in the first half, with a goal from Chuba Akpom, at 8 minutes. However, their lead was short-lived, as Emil Riis equalised for The Lilywhites in the 35th minute, which brought Ryan Lowe’s squad level at 1-1 at the half time break
North End once more applied the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Jordan Storey found the net just before the final whistle, leaving the final score at 2-1.
Both managers used the full entitlement. Substitutions for North End included Ryan Ledson, Andrew Hughes, Daniel Johnson and Ched Evans for Ben Whiteman, Robbie Brady, Alvaro Fernandez and Benjamin Woodburn, respectively, Boro brought on Marcus Forss and Alex Mowatt to replace Rodrigo Muniz and Riley McGree.
There were bookings for Ben Whiteman, Liam Lindsay and Alvaro Fernandez from North End. For Boro, Hayden Hackney, Jonny Howson and Chuba Akpom saw yellow.
North End will next play Swansea City at home, with Boro facing Hull City away.
|Preston North End:||Ben Whiteman (Ryan Ledson, min.56), Emil Riis, Liam Lindsay, Alvaro Fernandez (Daniel Johnson, min.86), Robbie Brady (Andrew Hughes, min.75), Benjamin Woodburn (Ched Evans, min.86) and Jordan Storey|
|Middlesbrough:||Chuba Akpom, Hayden Hackney, Jonny Howson, Rodrigo Muniz (Marcus Forss, min.71) and Riley McGree (Alex Mowatt, min.86)|
|Goals:||Chuba Akpom (0-1, min. 8), Emil Riis (1-1, min. 35) and Jordan Storey (2-1, min. 90)|