Ten Men Preston Hold League Leaders

By Ob790
Last updated : 19 February 2018

Alex Neil stated ahead of the Wolves game that his side needed to keep in touch with the top six and with a visit to Villa on Tuesday Preston will be satisfied that they are still only three points behind Bristol City in sixth. 

The game was a cagey affair in the fist half as Wolves packed the Kop. Perhaps there was some nervousness from the large following contingent who seemed less than boisterous.

Ben Davies returned at the back with Clarke still out injured and Earl played at left back in place of the suspended Cunningham. Welsh and man of the match Browne patrolled the midfield.

The game was goalless at the break but this changed early in the second half when Browne timed a run to perfection to nod home a corner at the back post.

Shorly after the game turned. Wolves seemed to have a soft underbelly going down on most occasions and in one light tackle a scream could be heard all the way across the city.

Welsh was on a yellow card when Cavaleiro decided to theatrically deceive the referee. It seemed that if there was any touch from Welsh it was minimal at best. The referee fell for the trick and showed a second yellow to Welsh which was both unlucky and unfortunate.

Wolves levelled shortly after when Costa was fortunate that a ball ricocheted into his path in the box. He forced past Rudd but the visitors could not find a winner.

North End adjusted well and this was not a dirty game in the slightest. If the referee had given a yellow card for every soft foul then I am sure Wolves may have had a few more cards added into the bargain.

Ruidd saved well from a long range effort but that apart the runaway leaders did not threaten and Preston held out for a valuable point. Results elsewhere mean Preston stay in seventh only three points off sixth place with a midweek trip to Villa ahead.  

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