North End 3 – Swansea 1- Job done for The Lilywhites at home to The Swans

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Swansea City on away loss to North End at Deepdale on Saturday. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. North End were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning last match. Swansea, on the other hand, were able to continue their winning streak after a 1-0 win against Bristol City in their last match. As the table looks today, North End are in 16th place, with 6 points from 5 matches, while Swansea sit in 20th, with 4 points from 5.

Swansea started strongly in the first half, thanks to a goal from Joel Piroe in the 19th minute. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Sepp Van den Berg, 21 minutes in brought North End level. However they weren’t finished yet and Emil Riis made it 2-1 just before half-time, to take a 2-1 lead into half time.

The Lilywhites staged a comeback in the second half, with a goal from Ben Whiteman, at 52 minutes. The game ended 3-1 to North End.

North End brought on Scott Sinclair, Brad Potts and Joe Rodwell-Grant for Emil Riis, Sean Maguire and Ryan Ledson. Swansea brought on Brandon Cooper, Kyle Naughton and Jamal Lowe, to replace Joel Latibeaudiere, Jay Fulton and Ryan Bennett.

There were bookings for Ryan Ledson, Daniel Johnson, Ben Whiteman and Scott Sinclair from North End, and Steven Benda, for Swansea.

North End will next play Bristol City away, with Swansea facing Hull City at home.

Technical card:
Preston North End: Steven Benda, Jay Fulton, Liam Cullen, Ethan Laird, Jamie Paterson, Joel Piroe, Matt Grimes, Jake Bidwell, Ryan Manning, Ryan Bennett and Joel Latibeaudiere
Swansea City: Sepp Van den Berg, Emil Riis, Ben Whiteman, Ryan Ledson, Daniel Johnson and Sean Maguire
Stadium: Deepdale
Goals: Joel Piroe (0-1, min. 19), Sepp Van den Berg (1-1, min. 21), Emil Riis (2-1, min. 45) and Ben Whiteman (3-1, min. 52)
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