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Preston   2 - 2   Bristol City

Preston skipper Callum Davidson converted a controversial last-minute penalty as his side completed a fine comeback against Bristol City.

The visitors had taken the lead from the spot through Paul Hartley after Youl Mawene had fouled Danny Haynes.

David Clarkson fired home a low right-footed shot from 12 yards for 2-0.

Jon Parkin pulled one back with a fine 18-yard volley before Louis Carey was adjudged to have handled in the box as Davidson levelled from the spot.


Preston manager Alan Irvine:
"We certainly left it late. I took a chance.

"I am not a gambler, but took a chance by going with a 2-4-4 formation by the end.

"I wouldn't call it a master stroke; it was a case of necessity.

"I have to say I'm obviously delighted with the character that the lads showed. I was questioning it for a while."

Bristol City manager Gary Johnson:
"We were in a winning position. We rode our luck, the goalkeeper has done his job making a couple of good saves.

"We then came out in the second half looking very strong and got our two goals.

"We started the Preston fans going home which is always a good sign. At that point you have to go 3-0 or 3-1 up."

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Saturday, 8 August 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Preston 2-2 Bristol City FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Parkin 82
  • Davidson (pen) 90+6
  • Hartley (pen) 49
  • Clarkson 58

Preston

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 03 Davidson
  • 05 Mawene yellow card
  • 12 St. Ledger yellow card
  • 04 Chaplow
  • 08 Shumulikoski (Nicholson 66)
  • 17 Parry
  • 19 Jones
  • 25 Wallace
  • 26 Parkin
  • 33 Mellor (Brown 66)

Substitutes

  • 22 Henderson,
  • 14 Chilvers,
  • 27 Nolan,
  • 07 Sedgwick,
  • 10 Nicholson,
  • 09 Brown,
  • 29 Elliott

Bristol City

  • 22 Gerken
  • 02 Orr
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Fontaine
  • 06 Carey
  • 32 Nyatanga
  • 07 Elliott yellow card
  • 11 Hartley (Williams 75)
  • 09 Clarkson yellow card (Skuse 76)
  • 10 Maynard
  • 31 Haynes (Sproule 81)

Substitutes

  • 35 Basso,
  • 25 Wilson,
  • 08 Johnson,
  • 14 Skuse,
  • 15 Williams,
  • 17 Sproule,
  • 16 Akinde
Ref: OliverAtt: 13,025
PRESTON
BRISTOL CITY

Possession

  • Preston 50%
  • Bristol City 50%

Attempts on target

  • Preston 10
  • Bristol City 6

Attempts off target

  • Preston 4
  • Bristol City 5

Corners

  • Preston 11
  • Bristol City 8

Fouls

  • Preston 15
  • Bristol City 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:13 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • Correction - 90:00+5:36 Louis Carey handles the ball and concedes a .
  • Correction - 90:00+5:36 GOAL - Callum DavidsonPreston 2 - 2 Bristol City Callum Davidson scores a power penalty. Preston 2-2 Bristol City.
  • 90:00+5:36 GOAL - Callum DavidsonPreston 2 - 2 Bristol City Penalty taken left-footed by Callum Davidson and scored. Preston 2-2 Bristol City.
  • 90:00+4:35 Unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Louis Carey results in a Penalty.
  • 90:00+3:55 Paul Parry takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.
  • 90:00+3:23 Ross Wallace takes the outswinging corner, Marvin Elliott manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:00 Outswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace, Cole Skuse manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:49 Paul Parry delivers the ball, Lewin Nyatanga manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:36 Callum Davidson challenges Bradley Orr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
  • 89:34 A cross is delivered by Jon Parkin, Bradley Orr manages to make a clearance.
  • 88:17 Nicky Maynard takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 87:49 The assistant referee flags for offside against Nicky Maynard. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 87:11 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace from the left by-line, Sean St. Ledger has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 86:45 Inswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line played to the near post.
  • 86:25 Paul Parry takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken.
  • 85:00 Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 84:05 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gavin Williams, Youl Mawene manages to make a clearance.
  • 83:35 Inswinging corner taken by Jamie McAllister, clearance by Youl Mawene.
  • 82:55 Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 81:41 GOAL - Jon ParkinPreston 1 - 2 Bristol City Jon Parkin scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 1-2 Bristol City.
  • 80:33 Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 80:33 Substitution Ivan Sproule joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Haynes.
  • 80:33 The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Haynes.
  • 80:02 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, Marvin Elliott makes a clearance.
  • 79:19 The ball is crossed by Jamie McAllister, Danny Haynes produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 75:51 Marvin Elliott fouled by Richard Chaplow, the ref awards a free kick. Louis Carey takes the direct free kick.
  • 74:39 Substitution David Clarkson leaves the field to be replaced by Cole Skuse.
  • 74:39 Substitution Gavin Williams comes on in place of Paul Hartley.
  • 73:58 Inswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line.
  • 71:51 Callum Davidson takes the free kick.
  • 71:51 Booking Marvin Elliott booked.
  • Correction - 71:35 Callum Davidson restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 71:35 Booking Marvin Elliott receives a yellow card.
  • Correction - 71:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson by Marvin Elliott.
  • 71:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Elliott on Barry Nicholson.
  • 69:05 Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace from the left by-line, Close range header by Youl Mawene goes over the crossbar.
  • 68:51 Richard Chaplow takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Hartley.
  • 67:21 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister played to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by Marvin Elliott goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 66:45 Nicky Maynard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 66:20 Callum Davidson produces a cross.
  • 64:44 Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:44 Substitution Veliche Shumulikoski leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Nicholson.
  • 64:44 Substitution Chris Brown is brought on as a substitute for Neil Mellor.
  • 64:44 The referee blows for offside against Neil Mellor.
  • Correction - 63:21 David Clarkson fouled by Jon Parkin, the ref awards a free kick. David Clarkson takes the free kick.
  • 63:21 Jon Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on David Clarkson. Liam Fontaine takes the free kick.
  • 61:18 Neil Mellor concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Orr. Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.
  • 59:32 Nicky Maynard has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
  • 58:33 Booking David Clarkson booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 57:38 Assist on the goal came from Danny Haynes.
  • 57:38 GOAL - David ClarksonPreston 0 - 2 Bristol City David Clarkson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Preston 0-2 Bristol City.
  • 55:28 A cross is delivered by Jamie McAllister.
  • 53:39 Direct free kick taken by Jamie McAllister. Corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister from the left by-line, save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 53:39 Booking The referee books Sean St. Ledger for unsporting behaviour.
  • Correction - 53:00 Direct free kick taken by Jamie McAllister. Corner taken by Jamie McAllister, save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • Correction - 53:00 Booking Sean St. Ledger is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • Correction - 52:40 Sean St. Ledger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Maynard.
  • 52:40 Unfair challenge on Nicky Maynard by Sean St. Ledger results in a free kick.
  • 51:59 Unfair challenge on Liam Fontaine by Neil Mellor results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Louis Carey.
  • 50:19 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley, save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 49:06 Booking Youl Mawene is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 48:35 GOAL - Paul HartleyPreston 0 - 1 Bristol City Placed penalty scored by Paul Hartley. Preston 0-1 Bristol City.
  • Correction - 47:59 Booking Youl Mawene receives a yellow card.
  • 47:55 Youl Mawene challenges Danny Haynes unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
  • 46:57 Inswinging corner taken by Paul Hartley from the left by-line, clearance made by Veliche Shumulikoski.
  • 46:26 Corner taken by Paul Hartley from the right by-line, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:58 Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:36 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+2:50 Strike from close range by Youl Mawene clears the bar.
  • 45:00+2:02 Outswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace from the left by-line, Sean St. Ledger takes a shot. Marvin Elliott gets a block in.
  • 45:00+1:08 Marvin Elliott challenges Sean St. Ledger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Richard Chaplow. Direct free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
  • 42:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie McAllister on Veliche Shumulikoski. Ross Wallace delivers the ball, Jon Parkin takes a shot. Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.
  • 42:21 Veliche Shumulikoski takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a save.
  • 42:07 The ball is swung over by Neil Mellor, clearance made by Lewin Nyatanga.
  • 37:59 Ross Wallace produces a cross, Jon Parkin challenges Lewin Nyatanga unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Gerken takes the direct free kick.
  • 36:09 Neil Mellor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Fontaine. Dean Gerken takes the free kick.
  • 35:26 Effort by Danny Haynes from a long way out goes over the target.
  • 34:21 Foul by Jon Parkin on Lewin Nyatanga, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
  • 33:17 Centre by Danny Haynes.
  • 31:36 The ball is swung over by Danny Haynes, clearance by Billy Jones.
  • 30:57 Ross Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewin Nyatanga. Lewin Nyatanga takes the direct free kick.
  • 29:09 Jon Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewin Nyatanga. Dean Gerken takes the direct free kick.
  • 28:06 The ball is swung over by Paul Parry, blocked by Jamie McAllister. Ross Wallace decides to take the corner short.
  • 26:11 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Hartley.
  • 25:34 Callum Davidson delivers the ball, Paul Parry concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie McAllister. Dean Gerken takes the direct free kick.
  • 25:00 The ball is swung over by Callum Davidson.
  • 24:21 The ball is delivered by Jamie McAllister, save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 20:54 Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 19:44 Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, Header from deep inside the area by Sean St. Ledger goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 19:10 Pass corner from right by-line taken by Ross Wallace to short, Louis Carey manages to make a clearance.
  • 18:39 Paul Parry takes a shot. Save made by Dean Gerken.
  • 18:19 Paul Parry takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken.
  • 13:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youl Mawene by David Clarkson. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 12:48 Paul Parry produces a cross.
  • 11:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Parkin on Louis Carey. Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
  • Correction - 11:09 A cross is delivered by Jamie McAllister, Danny Haynes takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.
  • 11:09 Jamie McAllister sends in a cross, Danny Haynes takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 10:25 Callum Davidson delivers the ball, Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.
  • 9:46 Neil Mellor takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a save.
  • 9:07 The ball is swung over by Bradley Orr.
  • 7:59 The ball is crossed by Jon Parkin, save by Dean Gerken.
  • 6:19 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
  • 2:09 Louis Carey concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Wallace. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ross Wallace from left channel, Louis Carey manages to make a clearance.
  • 1:04 Danny Haynes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Championship results

8 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Cardiff 4-0 Scunthorpe R
Crystal Palace 1-1 Plymouth R
Derby 2-1 Peterborough R
Leicester 2-1 Swansea R
Preston 2-2 Bristol City R
QPR 1-1 Blackpool R
Reading 0-0 Nottm Forest R
Sheff Wed 2-2 Barnsley R
Watford 1-1 Doncaster R
West Brom 1-1 Newcastle R

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 8 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Cardiff 1 4 3
2 Derby 1 1 3
3 Leicester 1 1 3
4 Barnsley 1 0 1
5 Bristol City 1 0 1
6 Preston 1 0 1
7 Sheff Wed 1 0 1
8 Blackpool 1 0 1
9 Crystal Palace 1 0 1
10 Doncaster 1 0 1
11 Newcastle 1 0 1
12 Plymouth 1 0 1
13 QPR 1 0 1
14 Watford 1 0 1
15 West Brom 1 0 1
16 Middlesbrough 1 0 1
17 Nottm Forest 1 0 1
18 Reading 1 0 1
19 Sheff Utd 1 0 1
20 Coventry 0 0 0
21 Ipswich 0 0 0
22 Peterborough 1 -1 0
23 Swansea 1 -1 0
24 Scunthorpe 1 -4 0