Preston 3-1 Watford

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Preston   3 - 1   Watford

Preston 3-1 Watford

Preston 3-1 Watford

Relegated Preston came from behind in their Championship farewell to finish one place off the bottom of the table.

Mid-table Watford went ahead after Danny Graham crossed for on-loan striker Andreas Weimann, and the 19-year-old found the bottom corner.

Barry Nicholson equalised for Preston with a long-range strike.

After the break Iain Hume's free-kick found the bottom corner and substitute Jamie Proctor sealed Preston's 10th league win of the season.

North End had gone into the match rooted to the foot of the table after only one victory in seven games.

They fell behind when on-loan Aston Villa striker Weimann fired a low shot past goalkeeper Iain Turner.

Watford defender Martin Taylor, who seemed to have recovered from a foot injury to maintain his record of starting in every league game this season, could only last 22 minutes and was replaced by Tommy Hoban.

Nicholson levelled with a 30-yard effort that eluded Hornets goalkeeper Scott Loach, with Keith Treacy's left-footed strike hitting a post soon after the restart.

Weimann was thwarted by Turner at the start of the second half before Treacy was denied by the woodwork again in the 54th minute, this time hitting the crossbar.

Hume put the home side ahead with his 12th goal of the season, driving in a 25-yard set piece.

Watford, the league's highest scorers away from home, twice went close to equalising, substitute Matthew Whichelow heading over from close range and Graham foiled from six yards by Turner.

North End's 11-season stint in the second tier ended on a positive note when Proctor claimed his first professional goal from close range after being set up by Treacy.

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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Preston 3-1 Watford FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Nicholson 28
  • Hume 56
  • Proctor 88
  • Weimann 13

Preston

  • 21 Turner
  • 02 Morgan
  • 19 Jones
  • 45 Devine
  • 46 Leather
  • 10 Nicholson
  • 11 Treacy
  • 24 Ashbee (Middleton 52)
  • 41 Carter
  • 08 Hayes (Miller 79)
  • 16 Hume (Proctor 57)

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou,
  • 14 Mayor,
  • 15 Barton,
  • 39 Miller,
  • 43 Middleton,
  • 44 Clucas,
  • 38 Proctor

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hodson
  • 05 Taylor (Hoban 22)
  • 06 Mariappa
  • 12 Doyley
  • 04 Eustace
  • 07 Cowie
  • 26 Murray (Buckley 60)
  • 09 Deeney (Whichelow 46)
  • 10 Graham
  • 22 Weimann

Substitutes

  • 13 Gilmartin,
  • 03 Hoban,
  • 11 Buckley,
  • 16 Bryan,
  • 24 Whichelow,
  • 32 Drinkwater,
  • 34 Assombalonga
Ref: GrahamAtt: 10,953
PRESTON
WATFORD

Possession

  • Preston 51%
  • Watford 49%

Attempts on target

  • Preston 9
  • Watford 6

Attempts off target

  • Preston 9
  • Watford 10

Corners

  • Preston 11
  • Watford 12

Fouls

  • Preston 11
  • Watford 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:21 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+2:53 Andreas Weimann produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 90:00+2:29 Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line, Craig Morgan makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:22 Will Buckley delivers the ball, Daniel Devine makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:00 Darren Carter takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 90:00+1:42 Don Cowie produces a cross, Darren Carter makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:31 Will Buckley produces a cross, clearance by Doyle Middleton.
  • 89:21 Keith Treacy decides to take the corner short.
  • 87:50 Keith Treacy provided the assist for the goal.
  • 87:50 GOAL - Jamie ProctorPreston 3 - 1 Watford Jamie Proctor scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Preston 3-1 Watford.
  • 87:28 Keith Treacy produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 87:01 Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Lee Hodson gets a block in.
  • 86:42 Danny Graham is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
  • 85:06 Unfair challenge on Keith Treacy by Lloyd Doyley results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Darren Carter from right wing, save by Scott Loach.
  • 84:28 Corner taken by Don Cowie.
  • 84:10 Keith Treacy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 83:32 Danny Graham takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.
  • 83:19 Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Devine.
  • 82:54 Adrian Mariappa crosses the ball, clearance by Craig Morgan.
  • 81:45 Foul by Danny Graham on Billy Jones, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 81:32 Foul by Jamie Proctor on Tommy Hoban, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 80:54 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Keith Treacy.
  • 80:48 The ball is swung over by Keith Treacy, Tommy Hoban manages to make a clearance.
  • 79:48 Lee Hodson crosses the ball, Matthew Whichelow has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
  • 78:14 Substitution Paul Hayes leaves the field to be replaced by George Miller.
  • 77:12 Corner taken by Don Cowie, Matthew Whichelow takes a shot. Clearance made by Barry Nicholson.
  • 76:58 Lee Hodson takes a shot. Doyle Middleton gets a block in.
  • 76:31 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line, clearance by Daniel Devine.
  • 76:09 Jamie Proctor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 75:29 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 75:16 The ball is crossed by Andreas Weimann, Daniel Devine manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:12 Darren Carter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Eustace. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 73:19 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy from the left by-line, Billy Jones takes a shot.
  • 72:54 Paul Hayes takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 72:37 A cross is delivered by Keith Treacy.
  • 71:26 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Don Cowie, Tommy Hoban takes a shot. Barry Nicholson makes a clearance.
  • 71:16 The ball is delivered by Will Buckley, Daniel Devine manages to make a clearance.
  • 69:29 Keith Treacy produces a cross, Jamie Proctor concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 69:12 Keith Treacy decides to take a short corner.
  • 69:05 Centre by Billy Jones, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 67:39 Don Cowie takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
  • 66:37 Effort on goal by Keith Treacy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 64:45 Short corner taken by Will Buckley from the left by-line.
  • 64:37 A cross is delivered by Will Buckley, clearance by Darren Carter.
  • 64:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Doyle Middleton on Andreas Weimann. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley by Scott Leather. Direct free kick taken by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 58:21 Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.
  • 58:21 Substitution Will Buckley is brought on as a substitute for Sean Murray.
  • 58:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Leather by Sean Murray.
  • 57:39 Paul Hayes produces a cross, John Eustace makes a clearance.
  • 56:06 Substitution Iain Hume goes off and Jamie Proctor comes on.
  • 55:26 GOAL - Iain HumePreston 2 - 1 Watford Iain Hume grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 2-1 Watford.
  • 54:36 Adrian Mariappa concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Hume.
  • 53:38 Keith Treacy takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Sean Murray.
  • 53:30 The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy, Lloyd Doyley gets a block in.
  • 53:14 Keith Treacy takes a shot.
  • 53:04 Centre by Iain Hume, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 51:35 Keith Treacy takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Scott Loach.
  • 51:35 Substitution Doyle Middleton replaces Ian Ashbee.
  • 51:20 Keith Treacy crosses the ball, blocked by Lee Hodson.
  • 51:03 Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a save.
  • 50:38 Danny Graham produces a cross, clearance by Craig Morgan.
  • 48:59 Iain Hume takes a inswinging corner.
  • 48:53 Paul Hayes produces a cross, Tommy Hoban makes a clearance.
  • 47:10 Short corner worked by Matthew Whichelow.
  • 45:54 The ball is sent over by Sean Murray, clearance made by Billy Jones.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Troy Deeney goes off and Matthew Whichelow comes on.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:27 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+1:38 Inswinging corner taken by Barry Nicholson from the left by-line, clearance made by Danny Graham.
  • 45:00+1:20 Short corner taken by Iain Hume, The ball is delivered by Darren Carter, Tommy Hoban makes a clearance.
  • 45:00+1:04 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.
  • 45:00+0:16 The ball is crossed by Andreas Weimann, save by Iain Turner.
  • 44:39 Keith Treacy crosses the ball.
  • 44:17 A cross is delivered by Andreas Weimann, Daniel Devine makes a clearance.
  • 43:53 A cross is delivered by Scott Leather, John Eustace manages to make a clearance.
  • 43:27 Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.
  • 42:50 Don Cowie takes a outswinging corner.
  • 40:39 Unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Daniel Devine results in a free kick. John Eustace restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:02 Shot by Lloyd Doyley from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
  • 39:20 The ball is crossed by Darren Carter, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 38:28 Iain Hume has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 37:31 Barry Nicholson decides to take a short corner.
  • 35:20 Danny Graham produces a cross, save by Iain Turner.
  • 33:36 The ball is swung over by Lee Hodson, blocked by Barry Nicholson.
  • 32:44 Foul by Adrian Mariappa on Iain Hume, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Keith Treacy.
  • 32:12 Tommy Hoban takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
  • 30:51 Billy Jones delivers the ball, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 30:05 Unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson by Lee Hodson results in a free kick. Billy Jones takes the free kick.
  • 28:26 Keith Treacy takes a shot from a just insdie the box and hits the post.
  • 27:07 Assist on the goal came from Paul Hayes.
  • 27:07 GOAL - Barry NicholsonPreston 1 - 1 Watford Barry Nicholson scores a goal from long distance high into the middle of the goal. Preston 1-1 Watford.
  • 25:58 Centre by Keith Treacy, Scott Loach makes a save.
  • 24:34 Keith Treacy fouled by Sean Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keith Treacy. Darren Carter produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
  • 22:05 Keith Treacy challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Don Cowie crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Iain Turner.
  • 21:46 Lee Hodson crosses the ball.
  • 21:16 Substitution Tommy Hoban is brought on as a substitute for Martin Taylor.
  • 21:07 Iain Hume delivers the ball.
  • 20:44 Ian Ashbee takes a shot. Blocked by John Eustace.
  • 19:46 Corner taken by Iain Hume from the left by-line played to the near post, Troy Deeney manages to make a clearance.
  • 19:41 Centre by Keith Treacy, Lee Hodson makes a clearance.
  • 19:04 John Eustace has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 18:29 Sean Murray decides to take the corner short.
  • 18:22 The ball is delivered by Sean Murray, blocked by Scott Leather.
  • 18:05 Short corner worked by Don Cowie.
  • 17:56 The ball is delivered by Andreas Weimann, Daniel Devine gets a block in.
  • 16:08 Foul by Darren Carter on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 15:39 Adrian Mariappa takes a shot.
  • 15:08 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line, save made by Iain Turner.
  • 15:02 Danny Graham produces a cross, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
  • 13:00 Assist by Danny Graham.
  • 13:00 GOAL - Andreas WeimannPreston 0 - 1 Watford Andreas Weimann finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 0-1 Watford.
  • 12:48 The ball is crossed by Danny Graham,
  • 12:15 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Blocked by Don Cowie.
  • 8:47 Paul Hayes is ruled offside. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:39 The ball is swung over by Keith Treacy.
  • 6:52 Unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Keith Treacy results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by Don Cowie, Andreas Weimann takes a shot.
  • 6:11 Barry Nicholson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Murray. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick.
  • 5:16 Foul by Sean Murray on Scott Leather, free kick awarded. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
  • 4:25 A cross is delivered by Darren Carter, Effort on goal by Iain Hume from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 3:58 Keith Treacy delivers the ball, save by Scott Loach.
  • 0:33 Keith Treacy has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 7 May 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 46 39 88
2 Norwich 46 25 84
3 Swansea 46 27 80
4 Cardiff 46 22 80
5 Reading 46 26 77
6 Nott'm Forest 46 19 75
7 Leeds 46 11 72
8 Burnley 46 4 68
9 Millwall 46 14 67
10 Leicester 46 5 67
11 Hull 46 1 65
12 Middlesbrough 46 0 62
13 Ipswich 46 -6 62
14 Watford 46 6 61
15 Bristol City 46 -3 60
16 Portsmouth 46 -7 58
17 Barnsley 46 -11 56
18 Coventry 46 -4 55
19 Derby 46 -13 49
20 Crystal Palace 46 -25 48
21 Doncaster 46 -26 48
22 Preston 46 -25 42
23 Sheffield Utd 46 -35 42
24 Scunthorpe 46 -44 42

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