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PNE Face Lancashire Derby In Last 16 Of Football Manager Cup

5 May 2020

Preston North End will take on Blackburn Rovers in the last 16 of the EFL Football Manager Cup!

The Lilywhites progressed to the third round of the competition after beating Crawley Town and Salford City in previous rounds.

North End make the virtual trip to Ewood Park on Tuesday 5th May, with a 7.45pm kick-off. We will have further details on how you can follow the game ahead of kick-off.

Virtual PNE boss James Moulding has overseen two impressive wins so far, with 14 goals in just two games in the tournament, and he now goes head to head with Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong who is in the virtual hotseat for Rovers.

After scoring six goals in the opening two games, Daniel Johnson is currently the leading scorer in the tournament, with Alan Browne just one behind him in the goalscoring charts.

Should the game be level after 90 minutes, the tie will go to extra-time and penalties, with no replays in the competition.

The tournament is also looking to raise awareness and support for the EFL's charity partner Mind. During these difficult times, their services are needed more than ever so if you are in a position to do so, please support them where you can by clicking here.

The schedule for the remainder of the tournament is as follows:

The ‘Round of 16’ – week commencing 4th May
The Quarter Finals – 11th May to 14th May
The Semi-Finals – Saturday 16th May
The Final – Sunday 17th May

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