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Fulham v Preston North End Match Preview

27 February 2020

Preston North End make their third of four trips to the capital in the regular season this weekend as they take on Scott Parker’s Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Ticket News

Ticket Information: Fulham Away

27 February 2020
Following an entertaining 2-1 win over the Cottagers at Deepdale back in December, the Lilywhites are looking to do the double over their hosts for the first time since the 1994/95 season, a year David Beckham scored against Fulham – on the weekend his Inter Miami play their first MLS game!
 
Selection dilemmas for Alex Neil were helped on Thursday when an FA Regulatory Panel decided unanimously to rescind the red card given to Darnell Fisher at West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, meaning he is available for selection.
 
Fulham will, however, have been buoyed by their 95th minute 1-0 win over Swansea City on Wednesday night and the adrenaline should help the fact they have one less recovery day before Saturday’s meeting.
 
With the two sides at the opposite ends of the Play-Off positions, with just four points between them, it is no surprise that this is the main game on QUEST on Saturday night and it should be some atmosphere, with Lilywhites fans snapping up the full 2,000 allocation in a matter of days and a couple of boat rides to get there adding to carnival spirit!
 
For Your Information
Match Details: Fulham v Preston North End, Craven Cottage, Saturday 29th February 2020, kick-off 3pm
Competition: EFL Championship (36/46)
PNE colours: Green shirts, yellow shorts and socks, black goalkeeper
 
Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…
 
Ticket Information: Preston North End’s trip to face Scott Parker’s Fulham at Craven Cottage at the weekend is completely sold out for Lilywhites supporters. Click here for more information.
 
Match Officials: The match referee for this weekend’s trip to face Fulham at Craven Cottage is David Webb. Click here for details of all the officials.
 
We’ve Met Before: Preston North End face Fulham at Craven Cottage this weekend, the 66th meeting between the sides in league competitions. Click here for more details of past battles.
 
How To Follow The Game: If you have been unable to get a ticket for Saturday afternoon’s sell-out away trip to Craven Cottage, don’t worry, we will have full coverage on PNE.Com of the Lilywhites’ clash with Fulham. Click here for details of how you can follow the match.
 
Team News: Manager Alex Neil received positive news ahead of his side’s trip to Fulham, with an independent FA panel rescinding the red card received by Darnell Fisher at West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday night. Click here for details of the options.
 
Manager Alex Neil Calls For Unity In Play-Off Push: Preston North End boss Alex Neil says composure, both on the field and on the terraces will be important as the season reaches its crunch period. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
 
David Nugent Expecting ‘Great Atmosphere’: Preston North End forward David Nugent is looking forward to playing in front of a big away following at Craven Cottage on Saturday and is looking forward to the test Fulham will provide. Click here for more from Nuge.

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Match Reports

Fulham 2 Preston North End 0

29 February 2020

Two second half goals gave Fulham the points in a clash played in all weathers at Craven Cottage.

An own goal from David Nugent, heading into his own net from an Anthony Knockaert corner and a breakaway strike from Aboubakar Kamara in the 95th minute handed Scott Parker’s side the win.
 
The Lilywhites had much the better of the first half, with a number of excellent chances, but after not claiming a goal in that period, the hosts took advantage in the second period, albeit fortuitously.
 
Ben Pearson was ruled out by a hamstring strain that is likely to keep him sidelined for a month, but his replacement in the starting XI, Brad Potts put in a positive performance and could have given the green-clad visitors an early lead.
 
Seven minutes in Tom Barkhuizen was released down the right by Nugent – with Joe Bryan’s own hamstring going as he chased the No.29 – and the winger got to the byline and pulled the ball back to Potts, who fired what looked to have been the opening goal, only for a last ditch block on the line by Michael Hector, with Marek Rodak putting Potts’ follow up behind for a corner.
From that corner, which came a couple of minutes after a stoppage, whilst Bryan was replaced by Cyrus Christie, Daniel Johnson’s ball was flicked on by Nugent with the outside of his right foot, Sean Maguire firing the ball home inside the six yard box, but the assistant’s flag in front of the former Riverside Stand went up for offside to rule out the goal.
North End were completely in the ascendency in the first half and they had another shot on target before the 15 minute mark when another cross from Barkhuizen on the right found skipper Alan Browne, but his volley into the ground went straight into the hands of Rodak.
 
The same combination prevented an opener five minutes before half-time when Rodak saved again from Browne after Potts’ knockdown from Andrew Hughes’ driven cross from the left.
 
But having gone into the break level, the Cottagers took the lead in the 58th minute when Knockaert put over a left-footed corner from the right and Nugent rose at the front post and unfortunately flicked the ball into the top left corner of the goal.
 
Jayden Stockley, Scott Sinclair and Josh Harrop were all thrown into the mis to try and get back on level terms and a glorious chance came in the penultimate minute of normal time when a Harrop free kick from the left was met by Patrick Bauer, who sent the ball goalwards, but Rodak somehow saved with his feet.
 
And in the 95th minute, after the four minutes of allotted added on time, substitute Kamara broke from a scuffed PNE corner and he exchanged passes with Ivan Cavaleiro before the former put the ball into the net past two despairing defenders to secure the victory for Fulham.
 
Fulham line-up: Rodak, Hector, Odoi, Mitrovic, Cairney (c), Ream, Decordova-Reid, Arter (McDonald, 90), Cavaleiro, Bryan (Christie, 9), Knockaert (Kamara, 78). Subs not used: Bettinelli, Kebano, Johansen, Sessegnon.
 
PNE line-up: Rudd, Fisher, Davies, Browne (c), Johnson, Hughes, Bauer, Maguire (Sinclair, 72), Barkhuizen, Nugent (Stockley, 66), Potts (Harrop, 83). Subs not used: Ripley, Clarke, Ledson, Huntington.
 
Attendance: 19,020 (1,948 PNE fans)
 
Referee: Mr D Webb

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Ticket News

Ticket Information: Fulham Away

27 February 2020

Preston North End’s trip to face Scott Parker’s Fulham at Craven Cottage at the weekend is completely sold out for Lilywhites supporters.

First Team News

Match Officials: Fulham Away

27 February 2020
The full allocation of 1,964 tickets in the Putney End – behind the goal – sold out in less than a week.
 
Should any tickets be returned, these will be available for sale but please be aware that there is a waiting list, those on the waiting list will be contacted first before any tickets are made available for general sale and these must be sold before 4pm on Friday.
 
While the main allocation is sold out, there are a handful of tickets available to wheelchair users, to purchase these please contact the ticket office. These tickets are priced as follows: Adults £12.50, seniors (65 and over) and 18 to 21-year-olds £10 and U18s £7.50.
The carer ticket is free of charge if one is required, those in receipt of DLA higher/middle rate or PIP are entitled for a free carer ticket.
First Team News

We’ve Met Before: Fulham Away

27 February 2020
Coach travel is also still available and is priced at £25 per person with coaches departing both Deepdale and Leyland at 7.30am. Please note that there is now only very limited availability on coaches from Deepdale.
 
Any tickets that are to be collected, should be done so from the collections booths which are situated in front of the Johnny Haynes Stand, between the ticket office and Johnny Haynes Statue.
 
There are two booths one for A to K and one for L to Z and tickets will be there after the official coaches arrive at the stadium, approximately 90 minutes before kick-off.

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