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We've Met Before: Barnsley Home

3 October 2019

Preston North End will look to eek ahead in the head-to-head this weekend when they entertain Barnsley at Deepdale.

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Ticket Information: Barnsley Home

3 October 2019
The two sides are tied on 19 wins apiece in the 50 league games played between them so far, since the very first game back in 1901.
 
The Tykes first visit to PR1 came in 1901 and then went home with their tails between their legs, with the Lilywhites running out convincing 4-0 winners.
 
Things didn't change for the Yorkshire side for quite some time, in fact they had to wait for their ninth trip across the Pennines to record a win, coming 2-1 in September 1927.
North End's biggest win - and they have scored more than four goals on numerous occasions - came in 1951 as a Sir Tom Finney inspired PNE routed the Reds 7-0.
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Match Officials: Barnsley Home

3 October 2019
The weekend's visitors have had a better run at Deepdale since the turn of the Millennium, but in our featured game, they succumbed to Paul Simpson's side, despite battling bravely for over 80 minutes with only ten men.
 
It was September 2006 as PNE needed a fortunate Patrick Agyemang goal to overcome the visitors, who put up brave resistance despite having Nick Colgan sent off on eight minutes.
 
The Tykes' goalkeeper saw red for deliberately handling outside the area - and his replacement, Vito Mannone, also suffered a nightmare evening.
 
Mannone conceded a freak goal when he punched the ball against Agyemang's head and it rebounded into the net. A spirited Barnsley fought valiantly but could not force an equaliser.
 
North End boss Paul Simpson said afterwards: "It was very frustrating. Barnsley made it very difficult for us despite having their keeper sent off. It was not a great performance. We were slow in possession and just did not move the ball quickly enough.
"We did not make it easy for ourselves. But we have to realise that it is another win and one that puts us third in the table."
Barnsley boss Andy Ritchie added: "I think we deserved something. The lads were magnificent to turn out a display like that.  We showed grit and determination and we will have no problems if we continue to play like that.
 
"We were the better side in the second half. We regrouped after the sending off and we deserved something."

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