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Last Updated: Saturday, 14 October 2006, 16:16 GMT 17:16 UK
Preston 4-1 Sunderland
Danny Dichio scored his first league goal for Preston as they hammered his former team Sunderland at Deepdale.

Dichio blocked a goalbound Daryl Murphy effort before he nodded in a Graham Alexander cross to put Preston ahead.

Alexander scored from the spot after Nyron Nosworthy fouled Simon Whaley and then Dean Whitehead put through his own net following a David Nugent centre.

Nugent hit the bar before Whaley's 20-yarder was deflected in, with Stanislav Varga heading a consolation.

  • Preston boss Paul Simpson on Dichio:
    "He's worked hard. He's been ill for the last couple of days and we expected Patrick Agyemang to be fit, but Danny had to play instead.

    "He was sick at half-time but it tells you what he's about that he got through the 90 minutes and worked hard.

    "I'm sure his first league goal for us will be a big relief for him."

  • Sunderland manager Roy Keane:
    "The second goal was vital and it was a crazy spell from us.

    "They might say they took their foot off the gas at 4-0 and we created one or two chances, but the 4-1 scoreline is still maybe a little harsh on us.

    "I was disappointed with the goals but they were honest mistakes and I can't fault the players for effort. At the moment, we're easy to score against."

    Preston: Nash, Alexander, St. Ledger, Chilvers, Hill, Sedgwick, McKenna, Pugh (Davidson 79), Whaley (Neal 74), Nugent (Ormerod 70), Dichio.
    Subs Not Used: Lonergan, Wilson.

    Booked: Dichio.

    Goals: Dichio 18, Alexander 31 pen, Whitehead 35 og, Whaley 55.

    Sunderland: Alnwick, Nosworthy, Varga, Danny Collins, Clarke, Lawrence, Whitehead, Leadbitter, Hysen (Wallace 52), Murphy (Yorke 62), Connolly.
    Subs Not Used: Ward, Brown, Neill Collins.

    Booked: Nosworthy, Varga, Wallace.

    Goals: Varga 56.

    Att: 19,603

    Ref: M Jones (Cheshire).


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