Preston North End 1-1 Leeds United

7 May

Jordan Hugill

Jordan Hugill has previously had spells at Hartlepool and Tranmere

Jordan Hugill’s last-minute goal ensured Preston and Leeds shared the spoils at the end of their Championship seasons.

Home goalkeeper Chris Kirkland expertly denied Wood’s looping header as the visitors started brightly.

With ten minutes remaining, Kirkland clumsily brought down Luke Murphy and Chris Wood happily smashed home the resulting penalty.

Deep into stoppage time Hugill slotted home as the game ended in a draw.

With neither side having anything to play for except pride, this game struggled to ignite with few clear-cut chances being created in a somewhat drab first half.

Despite this, the 18,000 fans in attendance saw the game burst into life in a frantic final 10 minutes as Wood put Leeds ahead before Hugill stole a last-gasp point for the home side.

Preston, who were one of the favourites to go down at the start of the season having come up from League One, performed admirably to finish in 11th place.

This season has been chaotic off the field for Leeds, who finish in 13th position, and it still remains to be seen if manager Steve Evans will be in charge next year.


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