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Peterborough   0 - 1   Preston

Peterborough 0-1 Preston

Peterborough 0-1 Preston

Preston boss Darren Ferguson made a winning return to his former club and heaped more misery on relegation threatened Peterborough.

Chris Whelpdale put two 25-yard efforts wide inside the opening seven minutes as the home side started brightly.

But Neil Mellor produced a superb 20-yard finish to open the scoring with Preston's first attempt on goal.

Posh goalkeeper Joe Lewis then saved well from Mellor and Sean St Ledger to prevent Preston doubling their lead.


Peterborough boss Mark Cooper:

"Once again I can't question the players' commitment but after getting loads of bits and bobs around their box we lacked the quality to make the most of them.

"We just have to do the best we can with what's available, although after getting a couple of players out on loan it gives me a little more scope."

Preston manager Darren Ferguson:
"I thought we knocked it about extremely well.

"We defended well, we threw bodies at balls and we knew they'd lump balls into the box. I thought we deserved to win; if we had got that goal after half-time we could have gone on and got more goals.

"Overall the players deserved a lot of credit because it's not an easy place to come."

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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Peterborough 0-1 Preston FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Mellor 34

    Peterborough

    • 01 Lewis
    • 02 Gilbert
    • 29 Bennett
    • 30 Griffiths
    • 06 Lee
    • 18 Whelpdale (Frecklington 78)
    • 33 Simpson
    • 36 Livermore
    • 09 Mclean (Wright 88)
    • 10 Boyd
    • 35 Reid (McLeod 60)

    Substitutes

    • 13 McKeown,
    • 03 Williams,
    • 07 Coutts,
    • 08 Frecklington,
    • 14 Rowe,
    • 11 McLeod,
    • 20 Wright

    Preston

    • 01 Lonergan
    • 02 Hart
    • 03 Davidson (Carter 73)
    • 05 Mawene
    • 12 St. Ledger
    • 19 Jones
    • 04 Chaplow yellow card
    • 25 Wallace
    • 09 Brown
    • 18 Welbeck (Collins 90+2)
    • 33 Mellor (Parkin 80 yellow card)

    Substitutes

    • 22 Henderson,
    • 06 Collins,
    • 14 Chilvers,
    • 11 Carter,
    • 34 Barton,
    • 35 Mayor,
    • 26 Parkin
    Ref: SheldrakeAtt: 7,134
    PETERBOROUGH
    PRESTON

    Possession

    • Peterborough 52%
    • Preston 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Peterborough 6
    • Preston 8

    Attempts off target

    • Peterborough 9
    • Preston 3

    Corners

    • Peterborough 4
    • Preston 5

    Fouls

    • Peterborough 10
    • Preston 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+6:48 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+4:14 Kerrea Gilbert crosses the ball, Neill Collins makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+3:20 Booking Jon Parkin receives a yellow card.
    • 90:00+2:46 Josh Simpson concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Carter. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+2:07 Foul by Chris Brown on Jake Livermore, free kick awarded. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:11 Ross Wallace takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+1:11 Substitution Danny Welbeck goes off and Neill Collins comes on.
    • 90:00+1:11 Charlie Lee challenges Chris Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 90:00+0:28 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Wright. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 90:00+0:07 Josh Simpson produces a cross.
    • 89:45 The ball is delivered by Kerrea Gilbert, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.
    • 87:43 Substitution (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Ben Wright coming on for Aaron Mclean.
    • 87:35 Izale McLeod has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
    • 87:03 A cross is delivered by George Boyd, clearance by Youl Mawene.
    • 85:44 George Boyd delivers the ball, clearance by Billy Jones.
    • 83:31 Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
    • 83:31 Booking The referee cautions Richard Chaplow for unsporting behaviour.
    • 83:27 Lee Frecklington fouled by Richard Chaplow, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 82:34 Ross Wallace fouled by Josh Simpson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 81:06 Foul by Izale McLeod on Sean St. Ledger, free kick awarded. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.
    • 80:10 Lee Frecklington concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Parkin. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ross Wallace.
    • 79:17 Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Jon Parkin coming on for Neil Mellor.
    • 78:27 Darren Carter challenges Aaron Mclean unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by George Boyd, Andy Lonergan makes a save.
    • 77:32 Substitution Lee Frecklington comes on in place of Chris Whelpdale.
    • 75:31 Josh Simpson crosses the ball, save by Andy Lonergan.
    • 75:06 Neil Mellor takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Welbeck.
    • 74:15 Scott Griffiths fouled by Danny Welbeck, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Lewis takes the direct free kick.
    • 73:47 Neil Mellor has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 73:42 Ross Wallace crosses the ball, Scott Griffiths manages to make a clearance.
    • 72:18 Substitution Darren Carter replaces Callum Davidson.
    • 69:16 The referee penalises Josh Simpson for handball. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
    • 68:45 George Boyd takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.
    • 66:52 Centre by Neil Mellor, Kerrea Gilbert manages to make a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross Wallace, Sean St. Ledger takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
    • 65:44 Izale McLeod fouled by Richard Chaplow, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Griffiths crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from own half.
    • 63:01 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jake Livermore, save by Andy Lonergan.
    • 61:18 Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Blocked by Youl Mawene.
    • 60:58 The ball is delivered by Chris Whelpdale.
    • 60:37 The ball is sent over by George Boyd, Callum Davidson makes a clearance.
    • 59:57 Substitution (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Izale McLeod coming on for Reuben Reid.
    • 58:31 Josh Simpson challenges Chris Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Hart.
    • 56:57 Billy Jones challenges Josh Simpson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Lee.
    • 55:49 Neil Mellor takes a shot. Save made by Joe Lewis. Neil Mellor takes a shot. Clearance by Ryan Bennett.
    • 54:54 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, Sean St. Ledger takes a shot. Save made by Joe Lewis.
    • 54:28 Ross Wallace takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Ryan Bennett.
    • 54:13 The ball is swung over by Callum Davidson, Richard Chaplow takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
    • 54:07 Callum Davidson crosses the ball, Scott Griffiths makes a clearance.
    • 53:10 Jake Livermore delivers the ball.
    • 51:44 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by George Boyd from the right by-line, save by Andy Lonergan.
    • 51:07 Danny Welbeck challenges Charlie Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Lee takes the free kick.
    • 48:33 Chris Whelpdale delivers the ball.
    • 46:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mclean on Ross Wallace. Youl Mawene takes the free kick.
    • 46:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Aaron Mclean. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:33 Chris Whelpdale crosses the ball, Reuben Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean St. Ledger. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:02 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+1:09 A cross is delivered by Kerrea Gilbert, clearance made by Neil Mellor.
    • 45:00+0:18 Ross Wallace delivers the ball, clearance made by Charlie Lee.
    • 44:13 A cross is delivered by Reuben Reid, Jake Livermore takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
    • 43:31 Effort on goal by Josh Simpson from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 43:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Livermore by Danny Welbeck. Free kick taken by George Boyd.
    • 41:02 Shot from inside the area by Ross Wallace clears the bar.
    • 37:28 Chris Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Livermore. Free kick taken by Charlie Lee.
    • 36:45 Reuben Reid produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 35:47 Handball decision goes against Youl Mawene. Strike comes in from Reuben Reid from the free kick.
    • 33:54 Assist by Ross Wallace.
    • 33:54 GOAL - Neil MellorPeterborough 0 - 1 Preston Neil Mellor gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Peterborough 0-1 Preston.
    • 33:25 Neil Mellor takes a shot. Charlie Lee gets a block in.
    • 32:24 Charlie Lee takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Brown.
    • 32:06 Corner taken left-footed by George Boyd.
    • 31:51 Josh Simpson takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
    • 31:19 Corner taken right-footed by Jake Livermore to the near post, Michael Hart manages to make a clearance.
    • 31:04 George Boyd takes a shot. Blocked by Youl Mawene.
    • 29:24 Neil Mellor concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Griffiths. Scott Griffiths takes the free kick.
    • 27:25 The ball is crossed by Chris Whelpdale, Michael Hart manages to make a clearance.
    • 24:42 Ross Wallace takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by George Boyd.
    • 24:34 Centre by Ross Wallace, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.
    • 21:15 George Boyd has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
    • 20:48 The ball is swung over by Neil Mellor, clearance by Kerrea Gilbert.
    • 18:57 Richard Chaplow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Simpson. Free kick taken by Jake Livermore.
    • 18:30 The offside flag is raised against Danny Welbeck. Joe Lewis takes the direct free kick.
    • 16:28 Neil Mellor sends in a cross, Kerrea Gilbert fouled by Chris Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Lewis takes the direct free kick.
    • 14:35 George Boyd has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 11:55 Michael Hart concedes a free kick for a foul on Reuben Reid. Free kick crossed left-footed by George Boyd from left wing.
    • 10:57 Scott Griffiths delivers the ball, Youl Mawene makes a clearance.
    • 10:47 George Boyd crosses the ball, Billy Jones makes a clearance.
    • 10:41 The ball is crossed by Chris Whelpdale.
    • 7:32 George Boyd crosses the ball, Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
    • 6:34 Shot by Chris Whelpdale from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
    • 4:47 Chris Whelpdale has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 2:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Davidson by Kerrea Gilbert. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ross Wallace, Jake Livermore makes a clearance.
    • 2:14 The ball is delivered by Ross Wallace, blocked by Ryan Bennett. Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line played to the near post, Scott Griffiths manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:35 Neil Mellor crosses the ball, free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Hart on Charlie Lee. Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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    As it stood on 26 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 25 25 52
    2 Nottm Forest 27 24 52
    3 West Brom 26 24 47
    4 Cardiff 26 21 42
    5 Swansea 27 3 42
    6 Sheff Utd 26 6 41
    7 Blackpool 26 10 39
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    9 Crystal Palace 25 2 37
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    14 Barnsley 25 -7 33
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    16 Watford 26 -6 32
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    18 Ipswich 26 -6 29
    19 Derby 27 -12 29
    20 Sheff Wed 26 -11 28
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