Match report: PNE 2 Aston Villa 0
First-half goals from Ben Pearson and Jordan Hugill gave Preston North End a richly-deserved victory over Aston Villa at Deepdale. It was a third successive home win for North End and it stretched their unbeaten run to four games.
Pearson struck his first goal in PNE colours to open the scoring in the fifth minute, a lead which was doubled by Hugill before the interval.
The excellent Pearson was involved in that second goal too, winning possession in midfield and starting the move which ended in Hugill finding the net.
North End were all over a desperately disappointing Villa side in the... read more
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