Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Kick off 12:30 (UK)

Buy tickets
1-3
27 June 2020 Venue Deepdale Attendance

Kick off 12:30 (UK)

Listen live now

Watch live now

Listen or watch live now

Recent results

Standings

English Football League - Championship

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

-

Commentary to begin soon

There are currently no key moments to display.

Are you sure you want to delete this event?

Delete Cancel

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Match Previews

Preston North End v Cardiff City Match Preview

25 June 2020

Football returns to Deepdale this weekend for the first time since 7th March, but sadly, it won’t be in front of any supporters.

However, the Sky Sports cameras are in town as North End, currently in the sixth and final Play-Off spot, welcome Neil Harris and his Cardiff City side, who sit one place below them in seventh.

The reverse game at the Cardiff City Stadium back in December finished goalless, despite the Lilywhites dominating much of the game, again with the TV cameras present and Alex Neil and his men will be looking to push on after the resumption with this the first of eight games in the next 25 days.

Games against the side from the Welsh capital have tended to be entertaining down the years in PR1 and hopefully this one will be no different, so wherever you are watching the game from, get right behind your team.

For Your Information
Match Details: PNE v Cardiff City, Deepdale, Saturday 27th June 2020, kick-off 12.30pm
Competition: EFL Championship (39/46)
PNE colours: Home kit, goalkeeper in green
Season ticket holders are reminded they can watch the game on iFollow

Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…

Match Officials: For Preston North End’s first home game after the resumption of the Championship, referee Oliver Langford will be the man in charge. Click here for details of all the officials.

We’ve Met Before: Preston North End entertain Cardiff City for the 47th time in the league at Deepdale on Saturday in what is the club’s 4,999th EFL fixture. Click here for more details of past battles.

The Opposition: Cardiff City manager Neil Harris is expecting a tight game when his seventh-placed Bluebirds arrive at Deepdale at the weekend. Click here to see what he has to say.

The One And Only Issue 23: Cardiff-born Andrew Hughes admits the clash with the Welsh side is always something he relishes – and he now hopes to have put his injuries, which have plagued him this season, behind him. Click here his interview and more details on the programme.

Alex Neil Looking For X Factor: Preston North End manager Alex Neil admits that Deepdale with the supporters this weekend will be another new experience for his team to deal with. Click here for the manager’s full interview.

Darnell Fisher Thinks No Fans Is A Leveller: Preston North End full back thinks the Lilywhites’ next two games, both at Deepdale, will be even tougher tests without the fans inside the ground to spur them on. Click here for the full interview with the No.2.

Bodin Pleased With Return To Action: Billy Bodin was delighted to get back out on the pitch last weekend after expecting to miss the remainder of the season through injury. Click here for Billy's interview.

Advertisement block

Match Reports

Preston North End 1 Cardiff City 3

27 June 2020

Cardiff City took the points in the first game at Deepdale after the resumption, as goals from Joe Ralls, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Robert Glatzel gave them the win.

Ralls headed home the first, only to see Daniel Johnson equalise, but late goals from two City substitutes gave the Welshmen the victory.

The game got underway amidst torrential rainstorms, but it was the Lilywhites who dealt with the conditions quickest.

Less than two minutes in Darnell Fisher found Jayden Stockley from the right and the striker laid the ball off to Tom Barkhuizen, but his left foot shot was just wide of left-hand post from jut inside the penalty area.

The half was then dominated by two penalty shouts, both going against Alex Neil’s men. The first came in the sixth minute when Scott Sinclair danced between two players and was taken out by Will Vaulks as he was about to pull the trigger.

Oliver Langford, the match official who controversially gave West Brom a last minute penalty back in December, didn’t give this one, nor a second huge shout on 36 minutes when Joe Bennett had a big clump of Alan Browne’s shirt as he looked to chase a ball from inside the penalty out to the right wing, but once again there was no whistle, much to the annoyance of the PNE bench.

The second half saw North End again in the ascendency and Sinclair was denied by Alex Smithies with a shot from 22 yards 11 minutes into the second half. The resulting corner powered into Browne ricocheted around, but didn’t test the Bluebirds ’keeper.

But it was the visitors who took the lead on 69 minutes as a Hoilett free kick was blocked in the wall by Andrew Hughes, but the ball came out to Dion Sanderson, who delivered to the back post where Joe Ralls got highest to head down into the right-hand corner.

The lead lasted only four minutes, however, as Stockley won a header from a long headed clearance by Bauer and substitute Sean Maguire – who had replaced Barkhuizen, burst into the box and pulled the ball back for Browne, whose shot was blocked, but Daniel Johnson followed up to fire hard and low into the bottom left hand corner from ten yards out with his 12th of the season.

Neil Harris’ team were back in front with eight minutes to go though as substitute Nathaniel Mendez-Laing played a one-two with another change Lee Tomlin and went one-on-one with Rudd and fired hard and low into the bottom right corner to make it 2-1.

With 70 seconds of normal time left and the heavens opening in monsoon style, the Lilywhites has a superb chance to level the game again as they burst forward in numbers, Browne finding Potts, who in turn found Nugent, who curled an effort from the edge of the penalty spot, which looked destined for the top corner, but flew just wide.

The visitors made the points theirs though in the first of seven added minutes as substitute Robert Glatzel took advantage of the conditions, to burst into the box and fire a shot that deflected past Rudd to make it 3-1.

PNE line-up: Rudd, Fisher (Gallagher, 77), Hughes, Pearson, Bauer, Davies, Barkhuizen, Browne (c), Stockley (Nugent, 84), Johnson (Potts, 84), Sinclair (Harrop, 84). Subs not used: Ripley, Ledson, Huntington, Bodin.

Cardiff City line-up: Smithies, Sanderson, Bennett, Morrison (c), Vaulks, Bacuna, Ralls (Tomlin, 77), Paterson (Glatzel, 65), Adomah (Mendez-Laing, 65), Nelson, Hoilett (Pack, 90). Subs not used: Etheridge, Flint, Whyte, Ward, Smith.

Referee: Mr O Langford

Advertisement block

Advertisement block