North End in stunning comeback against Brentford

Written By: Alex McNulty

The Lilywhites came back from 2-0 down to earn their first three points of the season at the Brentford Community Stadium.

The Bees took an early lead when Ivan Toney tucked away Josh Dasilva’s cross in the 8th minute.

Brentford doubled their lead shortly after before half-time when Toney fired in his third in two games, after being fed through by Bryan Mbuemo.

However, the second half was a very different story for North End.

Former Celtic winger Scott Sinclair set Preston on their way with two goals to level the tie 15 minutes after the restart.

The first came after a knockdown from Patrick Bauer, and the second came when Sinclair met Andrew Hughes’ cross at the near post.

And three minutes later the comeback was complete.

Midfielder Brad Potts curled an effort past Luke Daniels to give Preston the lead, before Sean Maguire added the fourth seven minutes later, latching on to a loose header from a Ryan Ledson corner.

The result was a first league victory for Preston this season who, with this result, moved level on points with Brentford.

The result was also a first win at Brentford since 2011 for North End, with the Bees losing their first game at their new stadium.

Speaking to BBC Radio Lancashire, manager Alex Neil said: “The lads gave it everything they’ve got, they showed real bravery in the second half and I thought we were well worth the win. The first win is important going into the international break.

“This is the first time that we have been here and had more possession than them and, to be honest, took the game to them and been better.”

Preston will continue their Championship campaign when they face Cardiff at Deepdale on Sunday 18th October at 12:00, after the international break.