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Vital Report - Preston 1-2 Derby

Preston
1 - 2
Derby

Deepdale

12/09/15

Attendance: 14,552

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Preston's Championship season continued with a latest defeat at Deepdale against Derby on Saturday.

A third defeat in succession for Preston, as Derby won for a first time this term thanks to a Martin double with PNE scoring late on through Johnson, saw the return to action after the international duty with a two-nil defeat.

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Derby went ahead when Martin (23), following a pass from Scottish international teammate Russell, controlled and finished at the midway point of the first half.

Having threatened a second, through debutant Johnson, this came from 20-yards as Martin (36) put a freekick into the top corner.

Derby 'keeper Grant denied Preston a couple of times, including a long range effort from Johnson, as PNE looked to get back into the game.

Had Garner's effort not hit the post, maybe a point could have been secured?

In the 13th-minute of injury-time Preston did have one back, with so much injury-time played following a long delay after a serious injury to Derby captain Baird, through Johnson (90) as he curled home but that wasn't any more than a consolation with the further three-minutes that followed unable to produce a leveller for PNE.

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Writer:VitalPNE
Date:Sunday September 13 2015
Time: 6:14PM

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