Ten Men Comeback

Last updated : 19 January 2022 By @pnemad

Changes were made for the midweek rearranged fixure at home to Sheffield United. Sinclair replaced Evans up front. Barkhuizen was selected at left wing back with Potts on the opposite flank.

The game was open and end to end at times almost from the start. Preston had the first meaningful chance when Riis played in Sinclair but his effort at goal was saved.

The visitors looked dangerous but they took the lead through some fortune. The ball came out to the edge of the box where Bogle hit a low drive at goal in hope rather than expectation.

There were numerous bodies between Bogle and the goal but the ball took a slight deflection and left the keeper unsighted. Iversen was unable to stop the ball from going over the line.

The visitors then enjoyed moe of the possession and looked dangerous but Preston were not out of the game until a big turning point before the half.

Hughes was adjudged to have pulled down his opponent in the box. The referee harshly pointed to the spot and gave Hughes a straight red card. Sharp dispatched the penalty.

Changes were made but the second half saw chances at both ends. Iversen was forced into action and numerous other opportunities were wasted by the visitors.

North End headed from close range over the bar and eventually pulled one back after Browne finished off a good move. North End now went forward with urgency as Evans came from the bench to join Riis up top.

Preston created opportunities and with the clock ticking down a ball was fizzed across the box for Riis to tap home at the far post to claim an equaliser.

The comeback with ten men for over half the game shows the renewed spirit in the squad. The attitude has also changed with a more positive outlook on games meaning they are willing to go forward more.

North End have a number of games in quick succession and Lowe will want to build some form of momentum over the next few weeks.