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MATCH PREVIEW: PRESTON NORTH END vs CARDIFF CITY

12 September 2016


Cardiff City play their second away game in four days as they travel to Lancashire to face Preston North End on Tuesday evening.

You can purchase tickets for the match here, or alternatively watch the game LIVE at Cardiff City Stadium with our first Beam Back of 2016/17!

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THE OPPOSITION


Preston North End
come into Tuesday evening's game at Deepdale off the back of four straight defeats and currently occupy twenty-third place in the Sky Bet Championship table.

The Lilywhites’ solitary win so far this campaign came against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus road in August. Simon Grayson’s men put in a great performance that day, with a Jermaine Beckford strike and a Nedum Onuoha own goal enough to seal a 2-0 win.

The club was very busy on transfer deadline day, bringing in midfielder Aiden McGeady and defender Alex Baptiste on season-long loan deals as well as signing defender Marnick Vermijl from Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee. All three players started the Lilywhite’s 2-1 defeat to Barnsley last time out.

CLUB CONNECTIONS



Striker Eoin Doyle spent last season on loan with North End from City and made that move permanent in June 2016. The Irishman scored a last minute winner for the Lilywhites against Hartlepool United in the first round of the EFL Cup in August.

Other players to have represented both City and Preston include Paul Parry, Jon Parkin, Gareth Ainsworth and Kurt Nogan.
 
MEMORABLE MEETING
The Bluebirds and Lilywhites played out an entertaining match during the 2008/09 season, with City running out 2-0 winners in the last game between the sides at Ninian Park.



Centre back, Roger Johnson put the Bluebirds in front just before half time, rising above the Preston defence to head home a Wayne Routledge free kick.

City made the result safe mid-way through through the second period. Jay Bothroyd was tripped by Preston’s Youl Mawéné in the penalty area and Michael Chopra sent Andy Lonergan the wrong way to seal the 2-0 victory.

The win saw the Bluebirds leapfrog their opponents and enter the Championship play-off places.
 
LILYWHITES FACTS
-    Preston North End was a a founding member of the Football League, having been established in 1880.
-    David Beckham scored on each of his two appearances for Preston North End, when he spent time on loan at the club in the 1994-95 season.
-    The Lilywhites have lifted the FA Cup twice, first in 1889 and then again in 1938.
-    The 2015/16 Championship season was the club’s first season back in the English second tier after being relegated to League One in the 2010/11 campaign.

DON'T MISS A MOMENT!
LISTEN: Supporters can listen in live on Cardiff City Player HD* for all the action from City vs Preston. 

WATCH: Extended highlights of the match will be available to subscribers of Cardiff City Player HD

SOCIAL: Live updates from Deepdale will come via our official Twitter account, @CardiffCityFC

*Search ‘Cardiff City’ on the App Store and Google Play Store to view Cardiff City Player HD on Smart Phones, with content available to subscribers 24/7.

Watch highlights of City's 4-1 home victory over Preston in 2007 below...


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