First Half Goals Seal Victory

North End have struggled at home this season to clubs in the lower end of the table including dropped points to Barnsley, Millwall, Birmingham and Nottingham Forest. It seemed that Hull would be added to that list.

Neil named at unamed team as Preston looked for their second league win in a matter of days. Preston started poorly and it appeared that they would drop more points at home.

The game was distinctly average when just before the half hour mark Bowen went on a raid down the right flank. He surged into the box and shot across goal. A deflection took the ball beyond the reach of Rudd who was starting his first home league game of the season.

Preston responded but it was almost out of keeping with their performance. Gallagher managed to put in a decent corner for Cunningham who ran onto the ball producing a bullet header which rifled into the net.

Hull are lacking confidence and Preston manager to take the lead before the break albeit somewhat undeservedly. Bodin broke into the box and shot. The rebound ended up back a his feet and he was tripped.

The referee awarded a penalty and with Daniel Johnson on the bench and Jordan Hugill gone, Alan Browne stepped up to convert the spot kick.

The second half was then a significant improvement. North End took hold of the game and created chances but could not add to their lead. Hull lacked any conviction and the score remained two one to the home team.

The result meant Preston moved to seventh in the table sitting just three points behind Brisol City who lie one place above. North End now face a tricky three game run facing Brentford, Wolves and Villa. This could determine whether Preston are in with a shout of the top six.