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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 October 2005, 21:01 GMT 22:01 UK
Cardiff 2-2 Preston
Cardiff midfielder Joe Ledley celebrates his opener against Preston
Ledley scored his first league goal of the season
Chris Sedgwick scored a last minute goal as Preston twice came from behind to snatch a point at Ninian Park

Joe Ledley's powerful strike put the Bluebirds ahead on 31 minutes after Jason Koumas had hit the woodwork with a direct free-kick moments earlier.

Preston levelled after 62 minutes when Tyrone Mears finished from close range.

Koumas restored the lead 10 minutes from time with a superb free-kick, but substitute Sedgwick lashed home the equaliser in the dying moments.


  • Cardiff boss Dave Jones:
    "It was a frustrating match and when things are not going right you have to dig in.

    "When you are 2-1 up with a few minutes remaining you have to see out the game but we didn't and allowed them back in.

    "I've looked at their equaliser and it was clearly a blatant handball but Preston deserved at least a point."

  • Preston boss Billy Davies:
    "I'd like to look at them again as I fell they were unjustified and I told the referee that after the final whistle.

    "We passed the ball well and did a fantastic job and thoroughly deserved at least a point if not all three.

    "I was very pleased with our overall play, it was a good performance and I'm delighted with how we went about it."


    Cardiff: Alexander, Weston, Purse, Loovens, Barker, Koumas, Whitley, Ledley, Cooper (Parry 66), Jerome (Lee 58), Ricketts.
    Subs Not Used: Cox, Ardley, Margetson.

    Booked: Loovens.

    Goals: Ledley 31, Koumas 80.

    Preston: Nash, Alexander, Lucketti, Davis, Mears (Sedgwick 87), Davidson, Lewis Neal (Dichio 87), Jones, Nowland (Nugent 73), McKenna, Agyemang.
    Subs Not Used: Ward, Mawene.

    Booked: Davis, Mears.

    Goals: Mears 62, Sedgwick 90.

    Att: 9,574.

    Ref: H Webb (S Yorkshire).




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