Preston 0-2 Sheff Wed- Match Report
Report of match 31st December 2011
Preston 0-2 Sheff Wed- Match Report.
Batth and Marshall on target for Wednesday
Loan stars Danny Batth and Ben Marshall proved how important they are to Sheffield Wednesday's npower League One promotion charge by grabbing a goal each in the 2-0 defeat of Preston at Deepdale.
Batth, the 21-year-old defender who has extended his stay from Wolves until the end of the season, headed in Chris Lines' cross after a short corner caught the struggling Lilywhites napping after four minutes.
Marshall, who Owls boss Gary Megson wanted to sign permanently before he agreed a new deal with Stoke, then added a second for Wednesday, while Jamie Douglas and Paul Parry wasting second-half chances for Preston.
After Batth nodded Wednesday in front Preston were fortunate to survive the next five minutes unscathed as Wednesday won five corners in quick succession.
Ryan Lowe should have doubled the visitors' lead in the 14th minute but the in-form forward was thwarted by Thorsten Stuckmann's legs when through on goal.
Stuckmann could not keep the visitors out for long, however, and Marshall beat him from an acute angle after 42 minutes to double the Owls` advantage.
Preston sub Douglas saw his effort cleared off the line by Miguel Llera after 79 minutes before Parry headed wide from six yards with five minutes to go.
|Competition: npower League One Kick Off: 13:00 Venue: Deepdale Attendance: 15,904|
||0 - 2||Sheff. Wed.
|-||Match ends, Preston North End 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.|
|90||Second Half ends, Preston North End 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.|
|90||Corner, Preston North End.|
|87||Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. David Prutton replaces Ben Marshall.|
|81||Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer replaces James Tavernier.|
|71||Corner, Preston North End.|
|63||Corner, Preston North End.|
|61||Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Sanchez Watt replaces Ryan Lowe.|
|58||Substitution, Preston North End. Jamie Douglas replaces Jamie Proctor.|
|-||Second Half begins Preston North End 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.|
|45+3||First Half ends, Preston North End 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.|
|42||Goal! Preston North End 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Ben Marshall (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jon Otsemobor with a cross.|
|40||Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.|
|31||Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.|
|31||Substitution, Preston North End. Juvhel Tsoumou replaces Iain Hume.|
|26||Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.|
|20||Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.|
|15||Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.|
|10||Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.|
|8||Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.|
|7||Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.|
|4||Goal! Preston North End 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Danny Batth (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Lines with a cross.|
|4||Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.|
|1||Corner, Preston North End.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|