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Preston North End

Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 46: Sunday 30 April 2006

Preston North End 2 - 0 Leeds United
(Half-time: 1 - 0)
Crowd: 19350
Referee: U Rennie (Sheffield)
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Match Facts
Preston North End Team Leeds United
Carlo Nash   Neil Sullivan
Matthew Hill   Frazer Richardson
Subbed - 45 minutes Claude Davis   Danny Pugh
Youl Mawene   Matthew Kilgallon
Booked - 84 minutes Graham Alexander   Jonathan Douglas
Subbed - 67 minutes Paul McKenna   Sean Gregan
Subbed - 84 minutes Goal - 38 minutes Brian Stock   Simon Walton Booked - 73 minutes
Booked - 86 minutes Simon Whaley   Steve Stone
Jason Jarrett   Robbie Blake Subbed - 66 minutes
Goal - 77 minutes Brett Ormerod   David Healy
Daniele Dichio   Ian Moore Subbed - 51 minutes
Sub - 45 minutes Booked - 63 minutes Kelvin Wilson   Ian Bennett
Sub - 67 minutes Chris Sedgwick   Daniel Harding
Lewis Neal   Gylfi Einarsson
Patrick Agyemang   Joel Griffiths Sub - 66 minutes
Sub - 84 minutes Dave Nugent   Jermaine Beckford Sub - 51 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Preston 2 - 0 Leeds
The Guardian Nugent's return boosts Preston who gain upper hand in mind games
The Sporting Life Preston 2 - 0 Leeds
The Electronic Telegraph Nugent return gives Rooney ray of hope
Yorkshire Evening Post Low-key Leeds slide to defeat
Yorkshire Post Leeds keep cards close to their chest

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Nugent's return boosts Preston who gain upper hand in mind games - Jason Mellor

Copy from Football Unlimited of 30/04/2006.

As a diminutive Scot, Billy Davies claims his main lifetime aim is to reach five feet three, but his Preston North End side clearly have loftier ambitions for him. His quest for added stature is likely to be the only tall order at Deepdale in the next couple of weeks, because the team he has fashioned on modest resources is looking capable of ensuring he becomes the shortest manager in the Premiership.

What amounted to an end-of-season stroll was played as though lives depended on the outcome, so heaven knows the commitment levels to be scaled when the sides next meet, at Elland Road on Friday in the second of a trilogy of encounters to contest a place in the Premiership.

There is history between the clubs, and with cross-Pennine pride on the line, those expecting a tame affair should have known better. In the past, Preston fans have watched with growing resentment as they have acted as a feeder club for Leeds with four players leaving for West Yorkshire (one of them via West Bromwich Albion).

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