Another Point

Last updated : 17 September 2022 By @pnemad

Prior to the match it was confirmed that Ryan Lowe would receive a two match touchline ban after his sending off against Birmingham. Marsh deputised in his absence.

The game was preceded by a moment of silence for the passing of the late Queen and this was followed by a rendition of the new national anthem by Russell Watson.

The game was an entertaining derby with these two clubs last meeting several years ago. It was a packed Deepdale and the atmosphere was terrific.

The visitors were clearly on top for the majority of the first half with Preston's defence being bypassed at will. Johnson and Mccann were played around with ease leaving Whiteman and the defence exposed.

Harwood-Bellis gave Burnley the lead early on and it felt like the away side might steam roller their hosts. The goal was avoidable as Preston should have cleared the ball in the build up to the corner. A distinct lack of marking then allowed a free header so Preston will be disappointed.

Within moments Preston were back level through a scrappy goal of their own. Storey managed to head the ball home after the Burnley keeper had slipped. The ball was adjudged to have crept over the line.

North End made changes at half time and throughout the second half which stabilised the midfield somewhat and whilst Woodman was probably the busier of the keepers Preston did have chances in the final ten minutes to take all three points but couldn't convert.

Preston now face another tough test against table topping Sheffield United before the international break. The next month or so will be vital in North End's season prior to the prolonged break for the World Cup in November.