Preston North End were in control from the first to final whistle in the Championship game against Derby County on Tuesday. They increased their lead in the second half and in the end won 3-0 (1-0).
Preston North End started the match best and took the lead early when Ben Whiteman scored a goal after 18 minutes, making it 0-1.
After that the game came to a long, indecisive standstill. It took until the 73rd minute before Ched Evans increased the lead.
Preston North End increased the lead even more as Ryan Ledson scored a goal in the 87th minute. This brought the final score to 3-0.
Derby County’s losing streak now tallies four in a row.
Preston North End have 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss with a 5–6 goal difference in the last 5 games, while Derby County have 1 win and and 4 losses and a 4–9 goal difference.
With three games remaining, Preston North End are in 14th place in the table and Derby County are in 21st.
Preston are set to face Coventry at St Andrew’s, while Derby face Birmingham. Both games are scheduled for Saturday.