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Preston 1-2 Barnsley

Barnsley won their second away game in four days to boost their Championship survival hopes.

Youl Mawene missed from eight yards for Preston and could only watch as Diego Leon struck a superb 25-yard free-kick.

Billy Jones forced a great save from Tykes keeper Luke Steele before Jon Macken struck from the penalty spot.

Jones had been harshly penalised for a foul on Jamal Campbell-Ryce. Stephen Foster headed into his own net from 12 yards but the Tykes held on.


  • Preston manager Alan Irvine:
    "Every week I get asked if we are safe yet and I certainly don't think so.

    "Someone will go down with a record number of points this year so it will go to the wire.

    "Someone will go up this year with a record low tally."

  • Barnsley boss Simon Davey:
    "The FA Cup has been a distraction.

    "We found ourselves going to an FA Cup semi-final and dropping into the bottom three, which was hard to take.

    "We've picked up two great results since the semi-final defeat - but we're not there yet.

    "The players have had three very tough games in the last week but they have bounced back from the disappointment of Wembley."


    Preston: Lonergan, Davidson, Mawene, St. Ledger, Jones, Sedgwick, Carter (Chaplow 56), McKenna, Whaley (Lewis Neal 55), Hawley, Mellor.
    Subs Not Used: Chris Neal, Hill, Trotman.

    Booked: Sedgwick.

    Goals: Foster 67 og.

    Barnsley: Steele, Nyatanga, Souza, Foster, Van Homoet, Kozluk, Hassell, Campbell-Ryce (Togwell 89), Leon, Odejayi (Coulson 78), Macken (Ferenczi 76).
    Subs Not Used: Letheren, Butterfield.

    Booked: Macken, Ferenczi, Kozluk.

    Goals: Leon 33, Macken 55 pen.

    Att: 13,994

    Ref: Anthony Taylor (Greater Manchester).




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