• FT

    Carlisle

    1

    Coventry

    0

  • FT

    Preston

    1

    Walsall

    3

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE

Deepdale, England

Referee: C Boyeson | Attendance: 9823

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Preston North End

  • Bailey Wright 90' +2'

1 - 3

FT

Walsall

  • Febian Brandy 18'
  • Paul Downing 38'
  • James Baxendale 56'

Slick Saddlers scoop win

First-half goals from Febian Brandy and Paul Downing set Walsall on their way to a third straight win - 3-1 at Preston, who slumped to a third straight defeat.

Former Manchester United striker Brandy opened the scoring for the Saddlers in the 18th minute before Downing doubled their advantage just before half-time.

James Baxendale put the result beyond doubt after 56 minutes, with Bailey Wright's late header unable to prevent Preston's winless run at home in the league extending to nine.

Walsall went close after just five minutes with North End goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann denying both Jamie Paterson and Andy Butler with fingertip saves.

Preston striker Joe Garner, making his home debut, was denied a 16th-minute penalty by referee Carl Boyeson despite being upended running on to Stuart Beavon's low cross.

Walsall took full advantage moments later when Brandy turned in Will Grigg's cross before Downing added a second in the 38th minute with a header from an Adam Chambers delivery.

Baxendale completed the win after the break when Luke Foster's loose touch allowed Grigg to pick him out, before Wright's stoppage-time consolation for Preston.

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Scoring Summary

  • Preston North End
  • Walsall
Bailey Wright (90 + 2')

Match Stats

  • Preston North End
  • Walsall
15(8) Shots (on goal) 14(9)
12 Fouls 10
5 Corner kicks 3
2 Offsides 3
47% Time of Possession 53%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
6 Saves 5

Teams

  • Preston North End
  • Walsall
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