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Match Preview | Preston North End vs. Cardiff City

City are on the road again as they head to Deepdale on Tuesday evening…

11 September 2017

Neil Warnock’s side will travel to Preston for their second away fixture in a row, as the Bluebirds look to continue their unbeaten start to the season.

After their 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage, City make the trip to Lancashire still sitting at the summit of the Sky Bet Championship table after six games.  

What to expect from the Lilywhites…

Alex Neil’s faced a tough start to the season, but have registered two wins from their opening fixtures. Victories over Sheffield Wednesday and Reading have seen them pick up nine points from a possible 18. 

Preston currently occupy 11th place in the Sky Bet Championship table, losing just once in the six games they have played. With opponents such as Leeds, Derby and Middlesbrough out of the way, Neil will be hoping his side can better last season’s finish of 11th in his first full season in the hot seat. 

Jordan Hugill was subject to major interest from a number of sides during the summer, but PNE managed to keep their number nine at Deepdale following the closure of the transfer window. The 25 year-old has been with the club since 2014 and has scored 16 goals in 80 matches for the club. 

Hugill’s strike partner Callum Robinson also has the potential to cause danger with his blistering pace. Coming through the ranks at Aston Villa, Robinson left Villa Park for the Lilywhites in 2016 and has managed an impressive 10 goals in 38 appearances since then. 

Neil also has midfielder Paul Gallagher at his disposal for Tuesday evening’s match-up and the 33 year-old is known for his passing ability in the middle of the park. After spending two seasons on loan at Deepdale from Leicester City, Gallagher finally made the move permanent in 2015 and has played in 72 games in the last two seasons. 

PNE’s transfer window…

The Lilywhites brought in five players over the summer with four permanent deals and a loan being agreed.

Goalkeeper Declan Rudd rejoined his former boss from Norwich City after Neil’s departure from Carrow Road, taking the place of former stopper Anders Lindegaard.

PNE also signed midfielder Josh Harrop (Manchester United), Darnell Fisher (Rotherham) and Kevin O’Connor from Irish outfit Cork City. The Lilywhites then signed forward Stephy Mavididi from Arsenal on a loan deal until the end of the season. 

Previous meetings… 

The last meeting against Tuesday’s opponents ended in a 2-0 victory for City, a game in which Kenneth Zohore made sure of the points with a remarkable solo effort. 

The Bluebirds have only lost one of the last six meetings against Preston, scoring six goals in the process. The first ever league fixture between the two teams came back in 1922, a game in which City triumphed 3-0 on home soil. 

Club connections…

City hero Paul Parry made the move to Lancashire in 2009 following an impressive stint with the Bluebirds. In five years, the former Welsh international made 192 appearances for City, before playing on 80 occasions for the Lilywhites.  

Irishman Eoin Doyle is another who has played for both clubs, and is currently still on the books with Preston. However, he recently joined Portsmouth a season-long loan, where he lines up alongside City loanees Matty Kennedy and Stuart O’Keefe. 

Others to play in both Preston and City colours include Peter Sayer and, in more recent years, Jon Parkin.

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Match Reports

Match Report | Preston North End 3-0 Cardiff City

The Bluebirds slip to their first league defeat of 2017/18...

12 September 2017

Preston North End scored three at Deepdale as Cardiff City's unbeaten start to the 2017/18 campaign came to a close.

Neil Warnock named an unchanged side after Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Fulham, with City lining up in their away kit for the first time.

Preston had the first opportunity of the game shortly after the opening minute. However, Neil Etheridge made a fine low save to deny the hosts an early lead at Deepdale.

Kenneth Zohore had Cardiff’s first real chance of the match in the 18th minute, but the forward fired over the bar from just outside the penalty area. 

The Lilywhites continued to press the City defence, but the Bluebirds remained resilient at the back until they created more opportunities to get forward. Joe Bennett had a shot blocked before Ralls’ close effort deflected wide for a corner.

However, in the 37th minute the home side had the advantage as Manchester United loanee Joshua Harrop scored directly from a free kick. The ball found the bottom right corner of Etheridge’s goal from 25 yards.

Cardiff restarted the game after the break and looked brighter at the start of the second period.

But with 20 minutes left, Sean Maguire extended the lead for Alex Neil’s men. The forward squeezed in an angled shot from inside the Bluebirds' penalty area to make it 2-0 on the night.

In the 78th minute, the home side made it three. Etheridge cleared the ball as far as Alan Browne, who managed to find the back of the net in spectacular fashion from 45 yards.

After five minutes of added time, the referee blew his whistle as City were defeated in the league for the first time this season. 

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Ticket News

Ticket Update: Preston North End vs. Cardiff City

11 September 2017

Preston North End vs. Cardiff City - Tuesday, 12th September 2017 @ Deepdale Stadium (7:45pm KO) Over 300 away tickets currently sold...

Ticket Update

  • Cardiff City Stadium Ticket Office will sell until 12pm on Matchday
  • Preston North End will be selling on the night
  • Cash + Card sales @ PNEFC Away Ticket Office
  • Prices will remain the same

Ticket Prices

Adults: £24.00
Seniors 65+: £16.00
Young Adult 19-21yrs: £15.00
Full Time Apprentice (22-24yrs): £15.00
Full Time Student (22-24yrs): £15.00
*Proof of full time education must be provided at the turnstiles*
Juniors 11-18yrs: £8.00
U11 yrs: £2.00
*Under 11 only available when purchased with a full paying adult*

Disabled Allocations
Prices as stated above + Carer free of charge

Additional Information
Supporters are advised to bring proof of age with them if a concession rate ticket is purchased.

Stewards may ask supporters to prove they are the relevant age band. Any supporter who cannot produce ID will be sent to the Ticket Office to upgrade their match ticket to a full paying adult.

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