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Preston North End 0-0 Hull City: Preston unable to break through Hull defence

Preston had 20 shots compared to Hull's six at Deepdale

Preston North End were held to a second goalless draw at the start of the new Championship campaign by Hull City at Deepdale.

The hosts created more chances and nearly went ahead early on but Emil Riis' left-footed drive was saved by visiting goalkeeper Matt Ingram.

Preston piled on the pressure in the second half and Robbie Brady's shot from outside the box rattled the post after taking a deflection.

Troy Parrott looked certain to break the deadlock and put North End ahead when he found himself through on goal in the closing minutes.

But the on-loan Tottenham striker had one too many touches and Tigers goalkeeper Ingram managed to get a hand on the ball before it was cleared off the line by Jacob Greaves.

Hull defender Lewie Coyle had a couple of efforts off target, but Preston's goalkeeper Freddie Woodman remained largely untroubled.

Preston have now failed to score in both their league games while Hull will be pleased to escape with a point to add to their opening-weekend win after withstanding wave-after-wave of attacks in the second half.

Preston boss Ryan Lowe told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We should have won. The football we played was fantastic. Over 500 passes and more than 20 shots - seven or nine on target - and plenty of deliveries into the box.

"The chances that we missed, I'm confident the lads will put them into the back of the net, once they've found the net once.

"I'm proud of the way the boys are playing. It's all positive, there are no negatives, we're not that far away from a win.

"We haven't lost a game and we haven't conceded a goal. I'm pleased but frustrated."

Hull boss Shota Arveladze told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I'm happy with a point. The first half was quite even but the second half we gave away the ball too easily.

"Our strikers didn't have many chances. We needed some fresh legs upfront. The boys need more minutes and more games and we will work on this to get fit.

Our back three Greaves, Figueiredo and Jones, plus Ingram in goal were all great today."

Line-ups

Preston

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1Woodman
  • 14Storey
  • 6Lindsay
  • 16Hughes
  • 4Whiteman
  • 44PottsSubstituted forFernándezat 66'minutes
  • 10JohnsonSubstituted forWoodburnat 79'minutes
  • 8BrowneBooked at 90mins
  • 11Brady
  • 15Parrott
  • 19Riis

Substitutes

  • 2Fernández
  • 5Bauer
  • 13McCann
  • 18Ledson
  • 20Woodburn
  • 25Cornell
  • 39O'Neill

Hull

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Ingram
  • 5JonesBooked at 74mins
  • 6Figueiredo
  • 4Greaves
  • 2Coyle
  • 24SeriBooked at 84minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 85'minutes
  • 27SlaterBooked at 23mins
  • 9SayyadmaneshBooked at 43mins
  • 7TufanSubstituted forCannonat 81'minutes
  • 19EstupiñánSubstituted forCovilat 59'minutes
  • 30TettehSubstituted forElderat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Elder
  • 14Cannon
  • 17McLoughlin
  • 20Wilks
  • 23Williams
  • 37Robson
  • 49Covil
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
15,816

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamHull
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 0, Hull City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 0, Hull City 0.

  3. Booking

    Alan Browne (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

  5. Post update

    Jacob Greaves (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Liam Lindsay (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Allahyar Sayyadmanesh (Hull City).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Álvaro Fernández (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Troy Parrott following a set piece situation.

  10. Post update

    Troy Parrott (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Cannon (Hull City).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Randell Williams replaces Jean Michaël Seri.

  13. Booking

    Jean Michaël Seri (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Emil Riis (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Woodburn.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Troy Parrott (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Woodburn.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Andrew Cannon replaces Ozan Tufan.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Ben Woodburn replaces Daniel Johnson.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tobias Figueiredo.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Troy Parrott (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Álvaro Fernández with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Álvaro Fernández (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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