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Preston Disappointment After Boro Dominance

Preston Disappointment After Boro Dominance

Having failed to score for a third time in four outings, Preston had to settle for a point in a 0-0 draw at Middlesbrough on Saturday, which in itself wasn't a bad result in fairness.

However, Alex Neil's frustration at two points dropped at the Riverside Stadium was evident.

Preston did have the better of the chances with former West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph the hero for Middlesbrough, obviously the villain for North End.

The Republic of Ireland international, who joined Boro in the summer, turned one Tom Barkhuizen effort onto the post as well as denying Paul Huntington and Sean Maguire with good saves too.

Neil was left in little doubt if anyone warranted the three points it was Preston.

'If any team deserved to win it was us. We had the best chances in the game and we deserved a goal,' Neil was quoted post-match by the BBC.

Randolph's saves were important for the home side but Neil did admit the decision making, a lack of it at times from North End, despite the dominance and greater possession, proved costly.

He added: 'It is really frustrating not to get a goal. It was a lack of decision-making in the final side, and Darren Randolph has made a few good saves. We actually had more possession and dominated. I thought we had enough in the game to win it.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday August 28 2017
Time: 11:23AM

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