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Preston 0-2 Sheff Wed

Preston 0-2 Sheff Wed

Sheffield Wednesday's on-loan duo Danny Batth and Ben Marshall scored a goal each to boost the Owl's promotion hopes at the expense of Preston.

Batth notched first when he headed in Chris Lines' cross following a short corner and Marshall doubled the lead when he fired in from an acute angle.

Ryan Lowe almost grabbed a third but Thorsten Stuckmann saved well.

Preston came close late on but Jamie Douglas saw his effort cleared off the line and Paul Parry headed wide.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was terrific and I thought there were a lot of really, really good performances.

"It was much more professional and much more savvy in terms of when a team is defending corners.

"I had a bit of a disappointment at half-time as we had 10 corners in the first half and had only scored one goal, but I felt we looked solid and threatening.

"In the last few minutes I'll never know how we didn't get a penalty. I'm not sure I've ever seen anything as nailed on as that in my life."

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Saturday, 31 December 2011

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Preston 0-2 Sheffield Wed FT
(HT 0-2)
    • Batth 4
    • Marshall 42

    Preston

    • 01 Stuckmann
    • 02 Gray
    • 06 Morgan
    • 14 Smith
    • 39 McCombe
    • 08 Coutts
    • 15 Barton
    • 16 Mayor
    • 17 Parry
    • 07 Hume (Tsoumou 31)
    • 09 Proctor (Douglas 58)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Turner,
    • 03 McLaughlin,
    • 05 Carlisle,
    • 11 Tsoumou,
    • 27 Douglas

    Sheffield Wed

    • 01 Weaver
    • 04 Batth
    • 06 Semedo
    • 17 Johnson
    • 20 Otsemobor
    • 27 Tavernier (Palmer 81)
    • 32 Llera
    • 08 Lines
    • 09 O'Grady
    • 10 Marshall (Prutton 87)
    • 30 Lowe (Watt 61)

    Substitutes

    • 23 O'Donnell,
    • 07 Prutton,
    • 12 Palmer,
    • 19 Morrison,
    • 33 Watt
    Ref: IldertonAtt: 16,038
    PRESTON
    SHEFFIELD WED

    Possession

    • Preston 47%
    • Sheffield Wed 53%

    Attempts on target

    • Preston 4
    • Sheffield Wed 5

    Attempts off target

    • Preston 5
    • Sheffield Wed 3

    Corners

    • Preston 4
    • Sheffield Wed 9

    Fouls

    • Preston 8
    • Sheffield Wed 9
    • Final Result
    • 93:08 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:38 Goal kick taken long by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 90:00+2:16 Defending throw-in by Steven Smith (Preston).
    • 90:00+1:38 Defending throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 90:00+1:29 Defending throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 90:00+1:16 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 90:00+1:04 Cross by Danny Mayor (Preston), resulting in open play.
    • 89:56 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Danny Mayor (Preston) to centre, clearance by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 89:00 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 88:47 Attacking throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 88:20 Attacking throw-in by Paul Parry (Preston).
    • 88:12 Cross by Jamie Douglas (Preston), clearance by Danny Batth (Sheff Wed).
    • 87:27 Attacking throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed).
    • 86:05 Substitution Sheff Wed substitution: Ben Marshall replaced by David Prutton (tactical).
    • 85:53 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 85:42 Shot by Jamie Douglas (Preston) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.
    • 85:11 Foul by Juvhel Tsoumou (Preston) on Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken right-footed by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 85:06 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 82:56 Goal kick taken long by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 82:44 Shot by Chris O'Grady (Sheff Wed) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
    • 82:10 Defending throw-in by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 81:36 Attacking throw-in by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed).
    • 81:27 Attacking throw-in by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 81:17 Attacking throw-in by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • Correction - 80:43 Substitution Liam Palmer replaces James Tavernier.
    • 80:43 Substitution Sheff Wed substitution: James Tavernier replaced by Liam Palmer (tactical).
    • 79:29 Attacking throw-in by Paul Parry (Preston).
    • 78:28 Cross by Steven Smith (Preston), shot by Paul Parry (Preston) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), clearance by Danny Batth (Sheff Wed).
    • 77:48 Defending throw-in by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed).
    • 77:05 Defending throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 76:46 Goal kick taken long by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 76:37 Shot by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), missed left.
    • 75:29 Attacking throw-in by Steven Smith (Preston).
    • 75:09 Foul by Chris Lines (Sheff Wed) on Jamie Douglas (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Barton (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 74:53 Defending throw-in by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 73:38 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 72:54 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 72:33 Attacking throw-in by Paul Parry (Preston).
    • 72:17 Cross by Danny Mayor (Preston), header by Juvhel Tsoumou (Preston) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 72:11 Attacking throw-in by Danny Mayor (Preston).
    • 71:07 Shot by Paul Coutts (Preston) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), blocked by Danny Batth (Sheff Wed).
    • 70:45 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Danny Mayor (Preston).
    • 69:53 Cross by Steven Smith (Preston), clearance by Danny Batth (Sheff Wed).
    • 69:25 Cross by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed), clearance by Adam Barton (Preston).
    • 68:33 Attacking throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 67:45 Attacking throw-in by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed).
    • 67:07 Shot by Juvhel Tsoumou (Preston) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 66:44 Defending throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 66:19 Goal kick taken long by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 65:36 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 64:13 Defending throw-in by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 64:03 Defending throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 62:48 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Danny Mayor (Preston) to far post, clearance by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 62:27 Attacking throw-in by Paul Parry (Preston).
    • 61:56 Goal kick taken long by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 60:29 Free kick taken right-footed by Craig Morgan (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 60:29 Substitution Sheff Wed substitution: Ryan Lowe replaced by Sanchez Watt (tactical).
    • 60:18 Ryan Lowe (Sheff Wed) caught offside.
    • 60:11 Goal kick taken long by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 59:59 Shot by James Tavernier (Sheff Wed) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed right.
    • 59:48 Handball by Chris O'Grady (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken right-footed by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • Correction - 57:01 Substitution Jamie Proctor goes off and Jamie Douglas comes on.
    • 57:01 Substitution Preston substitution: Jamie Proctor replaced by Jamie Douglas (tactical).
    • 56:06 Foul by James Tavernier (Sheff Wed) on Danny Mayor (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Jamie McCombe (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 55:44 Shot by Chris Lines (Sheff Wed) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 53:48 Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed) on Paul Coutts (Preston). Free kick taken left-footed by Steven Smith (Preston) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 52:55 Shot by Ryan Lowe (Sheff Wed) right-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 52:09 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 51:54 Shot by Jamie McCombe (Preston) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), over the bar.
    • 51:03 Foul by Miguel Angel Llera (Sheff Wed) on Juvhel Tsoumou (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Coutts (Preston) from right wing, resulting in open play.
    • 50:41 Defending throw-in by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 50:29 Attacking throw-in by Steven Smith (Preston).
    • 50:04 Defending throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed).
    • 49:56 Attacking throw-in by Paul Parry (Preston).
    • 49:20 Attacking throw-in by Steven Smith (Preston).
    • 48:50 Goal kick taken long by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 48:34 Cross by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed), clearance by Craig Morgan (Preston).
    • 47:59 Foul by Craig Morgan (Preston) on Ryan Lowe (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken right-footed by Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 47:37 Attacking throw-in by Steven Smith (Preston).
    • 47:34 Attacking throw-in by Paul Parry (Preston).
    • 47:05 Attacking throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed).
    • 45:39 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • 45:00+3:01 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:50 Attacking throw-in by Steven Smith (Preston).
    • 45:00+2:43 Cross by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed), clearance by Paul Coutts (Preston).
    • 45:00+2:18 Attacking throw-in by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed).
    • 45:00+1:57 Attacking throw-in by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed).
    • 45:00+1:49 Attacking throw-in by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 45:00+1:24 Attacking throw-in by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 45:00+0:59 Defending throw-in by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 45:00+0:42 Attacking throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 45:00+0:27 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 45:00+0:10 Shot by Paul Parry (Preston) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
    • 44:11 Foul by Miguel Angel Llera (Sheff Wed) on Danny Mayor (Preston). Free kick taken left-footed by Steven Smith (Preston) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 43:36 Foul by Jose Vitor Semedo (Sheff Wed) on Juvhel Tsoumou (Preston). Free kick taken left-footed by Steven Smith (Preston) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 41:40 Assist (cross) by Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed) from own half.
    • 41:40 GOAL - Ben MarshallPreston 0 - 2 Sheffield Wed Goal by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left by-line (20 yards).Preston 0-2 Sheff Wed.
    • 41:04 Foul by Craig Morgan (Preston) on Ryan Lowe (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken right-footed by Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 40:43 Attacking throw-in by Paul Coutts (Preston).
    • 39:53 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed) to near post, clearance by Adam Barton (Preston).
    • 39:28 Defending throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 38:49 Attacking throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed).
    • 38:41 Defending throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed).
    • 38:14 Attacking throw-in by Steven Smith (Preston).
    • 37:53 Goal kick taken long by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 36:12 Attacking throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed).
    • 35:25 Defending throw-in by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 34:48 Goal kick taken long by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 34:13 Attacking throw-in by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed).
    • 33:33 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 33:04 Defending throw-in by Steven Smith (Preston).
    • 32:05 Foul by Paul Coutts (Preston) on Jose Vitor Semedo (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken left-footed by Miguel Angel Llera (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 30:50 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed) to far post, foul by Danny Batth (Sheff Wed) on Jamie McCombe (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 30:33 Goal kick taken long by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 30:05 Substitution Preston substitution: Iain Hume replaced by Juvhel Tsoumou (injury).
    • 28:22 Attacking throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed).
    • 27:50 Cross by Iain Hume (Preston), save (caught) by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 27:28 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 27:10 Cross by Steven Smith (Preston), shot by Danny Mayor (Preston) right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.
    • 27:04 Attacking throw-in by Steven Smith (Preston).
    • 25:49 Goal kick taken long by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 25:11 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed) to far post, save (punched) by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 24:47 Attacking throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 24:25 Defending throw-in by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 22:57 Defending throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 22:33 Foul by Craig Morgan (Preston) on Ryan Lowe (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken left-footed by Miguel Angel Llera (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 22:05 Defending throw-in by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed).
    • 21:27 Goal kick taken long by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 19:19 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed) to centre, save (punched) by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 18:56 Defending throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed).
    • 18:04 Defending throw-in by Steven Smith (Preston).
    • 17:22 Chris O'Grady (Sheff Wed) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 16:39 Attacking throw-in by Steven Smith (Preston).
    • 14:50 Defending throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 14:03 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Chris Lines (Sheff Wed) to far post, resulting in open play.
    • 13:51 Shot by Ryan Lowe (Sheff Wed) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (parried) by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 12:55 Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheff Wed) on Iain Hume (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Craig Morgan (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 12:34 Defending throw-in by David Gray (Preston).
    • 12:21 Goal kick taken long by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed).
    • 12:01 Shot by Paul Parry (Preston) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.
    • 10:17 Foul by Jamie Proctor (Preston) on Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken right-footed by Miguel Angel Llera (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 9:02 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed) to near post, clearance by Steven Smith (Preston).
    • 7:59 Foul by Jose Vitor Semedo (Sheff Wed) on Adam Barton (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by David Gray (Preston) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 7:24 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed) to far post, save (punched) by Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston).
    • 6:44 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed) to centre, clearance by Jamie McCombe (Preston).
    • 6:13 Foul by Iain Hume (Preston) on Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken right-footed by Jon Otsemobor (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 5:39 Attacking throw-in by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed).
    • 5:06 Foul by Paul Coutts (Preston) on Jose Vitor Semedo (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken right-footed by Nicky Weaver (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 3:59 Assist (cross) by Chris Lines (Sheff Wed) from right wing.
    • 3:59 GOAL - Danny BatthPreston 0 - 1 Sheffield Wed headed goal by Danny Batth (Sheff Wed) (low centre of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Preston 0-1 Sheff Wed.
    • 3:51 Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Ben Marshall (Sheff Wed). Cross by Chris Lines (Sheff Wed),
    • Correction - 0:52 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts.
    • 0:52 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Paul Coutts (Preston) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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    League One table snapshot

    As it stood on 31 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Charlton 23 28 51
    2 Sheffield Utd 23 19 47
    3 Sheffield Wed 23 13 46
    4 MK Dons 23 22 43
    5 Huddersfield 23 20 43
    6 Stevenage 23 13 38
    7 Brentford 23 3 35
    8 Carlisle 23 -2 35
    9 Colchester 23 -3 32
    10 Notts County 23 3 31
    11 Preston 23 -5 31
    12 Bury 23 -5 31
    13 Bournemouth 23 -3 30
    14 Oldham 23 -4 30
    15 Tranmere 22 -2 29
    16 Hartlepool 23 -5 29
    17 Leyton Orient 23 -8 28
    18 Walsall 23 -6 22
    19 Exeter 23 -17 21
    20 Scunthorpe 23 -8 20
    21 Wycombe 23 -10 20
    22 Yeovil 23 -11 20
    23 Rochdale 22 -16 19
    24 Chesterfield 23 -16 15

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