Match Day Thread Preston North End v Brighton and Hove Albion Deepdale 23/9/20

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    LAST ROUND

    DERBY COUNTY 1 PRESTON NORTH END 2

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    BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 4 PORTSMOUTH 0

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    The first meeting between these two clubs was in 1908 it was an FA Cup which went to a second replay(remember them) we lost 1-0, the next meeting was also a FA Cup tie which we won although it took us 52 years to get revenge.
    Rare visitors to Deepdale, the last knock out tie was at the Withdean in 2002 we won that 2-0.
    Given the Seagulls schedule they have United at home on Saturday they will play a second string 11 like they did last week, also expect us to make a few changes as well.
    Would have been nice to go but looks as if that is bolloxsed for the time being.
     
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    Looks as though season 20/21 is a washout for supporters.
    I initially thought B&HA would be an easier game for NE but it looks as though Graham Potter, despite early set backs, is getting his squad into gear.
     
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    It’s the first ever league cup meeting between Preston North End and Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday night at Deepdale.

    The Seagulls become the 71st different side the Lilywhites have faced in the competition; others we have met include Barrow, Workington, Aldershot, Scarborough, Chester and Kidderminster.

    This will be our 174th game in the competition and our 83rd at home. At Deepdale, we have won 42, drawn 22 and lost 18. We are looking for our 250th goal in the competition, reaching 249 at Pride Park with Daniel Johnson’s match-winning penalty

    This is the 21st time we have reached the third round; we have reached the fourth round five times, most recently in 2016/17, whilst our leader goalscorers in the League Cup with eight goals each are Alex Bruce, Jon Macken and Peter Thompson.

    We beat Peterborough United 4-1 in our first ever match in 1961 and that remained our record win until we beat Morecambe 5-1 in 2009. The following year, we won 5-0 at Stockport County in Bailey Wright's debut match, however, beating that feat against a Premier League side might be quite an achievement!

    Team News
    Louis Moult, Josh Earl and Daniel Johnson are all ruled out of Wednesday night’s third round tie with Brighton & Hove Albion, whilst Paul Huntington is suspended after picking up yellow cards in each of the first two rounds.

    This means that manager Alex Neil will not be able to make as many changes as he did in the previous round, when only Alan Browne survived from the opening day clash with Swansea City.

    Six players then retained their spot for the weekend’s game with Norwich City at Carrow Road and again players who did not play on Saturday could be given a chance, including Jayden Stockley, who had to pull out of the game with the Canaries just hours before kick-off, but has subsequently been given the all-clear to return to training and match action.

    Seagulls boss Graham Potter also made changes – 11 of them in fact – for their 4-0 second round win over Portsmouth at the AMEX Stadium.

    Forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh inpressed with a superb strike in a man of the match performance in an experienced line-up that included familiar names such as Dan Burn, Dale Stephens and Jayson Molumby amongst others.

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    Match Officials
    Steve Martin takes the whistle for Wednesday night’s game – his first PNE match of the season, having officiated four of them in 2019/20.

    His last game was the win over Birmingham City in the final home game of the last season. He was also the match official for our opening day game down at Millwall, the 1-0 victory over Birmingham at St Andrews and the 3-2 comeback victory over Blackburn Rovers.

    Steve also had whistle for the Millwall away game in 2018/19, when Alex Neil’s men came out 3-1 winners, back in February 2019 at The Den. That was one of the match official’s three games officiating North End that season, the others being PNE’s wins at Nottingham Forest and at home to Ipswich Town – that visit to PR1 being back in April 2019, when we ran out 4-0 winners.

    Since coming onto the EFL lists back in 2012/13, the Staffordshire referee has officiated many North End games, at least one a season for all the years he has been on the league groupings.

    His first game was a goalless draw against Leyton Orient back in March 2013, whilst other memorable games include our 3-0 win at Havant & Waterlooville in the FA Cup in 2014, a 3-0 home win over Cardiff City in 2016 and a 3-1 win at Oldham’s Boundary Park in 2014.

    This is his second game of the season, having officiated Friday night’s ‘home’ win for Coventry City over Queens Park Rangers in front of the Sky Sports cameras. He will be assisted by Nik Barnard and James Wilson and the fourth official will be Nick Greenwood, who ran the line at Norwich City at the weekend.
     
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    Good pre-match summary, Mac. I am surprised others don't read your summaries. The Facebook lot can get abusive/. The original admin, Daz, has died and his daughter is struggling to keep the page going having a lot on her plate. Even when NE pull off a decent result, like last Saturday, there is a lot of grumbling. No wonder the BBC shut down 606 and LEP closed down its page! I find your summaries realistic, i.e. fair. I cannot get to see games due to personal circumstances and having to search through newspaper reports can be a waste of time especially with the nationals. Thanks for your good work.
     
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    Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Alexis Mac Allister scored their second Carabao Cup goals in a week as Brighton beat Preston to set up a fourth-round tie with Manchester United.

    The Seagulls will host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United next week.

    Iranian Jahanbakhsh scored a sweet first-time shot on the bounce from Bernardo's cross.

    And Argentine Mac Allister slotted home from Pascal Gross' cutback to seal the victory.

    The pair both scored in their 4-0 win over Portsmouth in the second round last Thursday. That was Mac Allister's first goal for the club and Jahanbakhsh's first since January.

    Despite making 11 changes from the weekend's 3-0 win over Newcastle, Brighton deserved their win and created the majority of chances at Deepdale.

    Gross went close with a long-range free-kick, and Connor Ripley denied Jahanbakhsh in the first half.

    Preston - who have won one game so far this season - did have the best chance outside the goals with Patrick Bauer's header hitting the bar.

    That chance came from a corner which was a result of a fine Jason Steele save to deny Jayden Stockley.

    Brighton's next two games are at home to United - on Saturday in the Premier League and then next week in the cup.

    Boss Graham Potter says he will name a similar side to this one for that cup match.

    "They've earned that right," he said. "They played well, they've shown character, personality and quality and I'm delighted with them.

    "We go into a game on Saturday, that's where our focus is. We'll see how that goes and try to prepare as well as we can and put on a good performance against a side that finished in the Champions League places.

    "It's exciting, whether we play Saturday-Tuesday or Saturday-Wednesday, we'll look forward to that first game and then see what happens."

    Preston assistant Frankie McAvoy said: "The first half was a good competitive game.

    "The first goal changed the game and we huffed and puffed after that.

    "Obviously the manager's tried to bring on more legs and go higher up the pitch but the second goal killed it for us."
     
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