Preston 1, Bristol City 0: Preston takes a precious home win with a narrow win over Bristol City as Daniel Johnson’s penalty makes all the difference in a highly competitive game
- Preston North End took all three points in a difficult 1-0 win over Bristol City
- Daniel Johnson scored a penalty for Preston’s third home win of the season
- Bristol City were much better in the second half but couldn’t get past Preston
Preston North End only secured their third home win of the season after beating Bristol City 1-0 in Deepdale.
In a hasty challenge against Scott Sinclair, Daniel Johnson moved from the penalty spot in the 21st minute to give Preston the lead. The lonely goal remained the determining factor in an otherwise tense affair.
The Lilywhites made the most of the early exchange and took the lead after Sinclair stumbled into the box from City defender Taylor Moore.
Scott Sinclair (right) was tripped by Taylor Moore (# 23) with a penalty kick from the left
Preston’s penalty specialist Johnson hit the ball confidently behind goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.
Bristol City were much better after two substitutions at halftime and had several good chances but couldn’t find a way past Preston’s impressive defense.
Preston North End penalty specialist Daniel Johnson made no mistake of the spot to score
Sinclair caused several problems for Bristol and could have done better with a volley in the box