Preston moved top of the Championship following their convincing win at Stoke thanks to Will Keane’s second-half double. The summer signing from Wigan converted a penalty awarded after Wouter Burger fouled Will and set up Jack Whatmough for an easy tap-in goal.
Will Keane’s second-half double
Will Keane scored two second-half goals to lead Preston North End to victory against Stoke City and go top of the Championship. As half-time substitute Duane Holmes drew Wouter Burger into giving away a penalty that Keane calmly converted for Preston, taking their unbeaten home record down with it. Keane made sure it would count with another goal from midfielder Sean Wotherspoon also scoring for Preston and Wigan’s Will Keane contributing another brace of goals that Keane scored two doubles from Wigan summer signing Will Keane from Wigan put them ahead to become champions over Stoke and move above them all, leaving Wigan behind for this match up-down.
US international Holmes then set up Preston’s second goal when he side-stepped Ben Wilmot and squared for Keane to score from close range. Preston displayed their finest defensive ability throughout as they maintained their perfect start to the season.
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Ryan Lowe’s side are top of the Championship
Ryan Lowe knows what it takes to succeed in League One, having scored 45 goals over three-and-a-half seasons as a striker in EFL Division 1. Under Lowe’s guidance, Leeds United are leading their Championship Division going into an international break after an important victory at Stoke City.
At 6pm on a dark and damp evening at Deepdale Stadium, anticipation for Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe to face Tottenham Hotspur is at an all-time high as fans prepare for an FA Cup fourth round tie against them in the FA Cup fourth round tie of FA Cup fourth round vs Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 4r round. Ryan wears an amulet created by his daughter alongside a lucky glass Buddha charm for good luck during their FA Cup fourth round encounter.
Lowe has only been at Bury for about one year since taking over from League Two side Plymouth Argyle where he helped guide them into the third tier, before arriving at Bury from there. A former striker himself, Lowe is looking forward to bringing that success with his young squad into the Championship.
Will Keane’s brace was his fourth goal of the season
Keane scored from a penalty spot after being brought down in the box, stepping up and sending goalkeeper Alex McCarthy the wrong way – to much jubilation from fans around him.
Keane executed his second goal more precisely; feinting to shoot, Keane put a defender off balance before unleashing a low shot that deceived both goalkeeper and defence to beat them outright and cause celebrations to erupt once more.
Lowe made an effective change at half time when he introduced United States international Duane Holmes – and it proved decisive as the United States international won a penalty that Keane converted before also setting up his strike partner’s second goal! Duane has had an outstanding debut to Preston City’s campaign and deserves all praise coming his way.
Stoke City’s first home defeat of the season
Stoke City relocated from their previous ground at Victoria Ground to the all-seater Britannia Stadium in 1997 under Tony Pulis, and were promoted into the Premier League at the end of 2007-08. They enjoyed 10 years in top flight football before their relegation back into League Two in 2018.
Huddersfield Town appeared poised to repeat their second-half comeback from one goal down against Blackburn Rovers when they took the lead at Stoke in the 50th minute. However, just seven minutes later it was all even again when an error between Jonathan Hogg and Juninho Bacuna left Nick Powell free to advance onto goal and score comfortably squatting down in front of goal.
That goal brought on the Potters’ first home defeat of the season, following five consecutive league victories since Manchester United won at Roker Park back in 1981. Furthermore, this was also only the fifth time someone scored six or more against them at Britannia Stadium.