PNE ‘press’ ahead with victory over Villa
Simon Grayson felt a high-tempo pressing approach was key to Preston North End’s victory over Aston Villa.
The Lilywhites produced arguably their best performance of the season to beat Villa 2-0 at Deepdale, Ben Pearson and Jordan Hugill finding the net in the first half.
Both goals came after North End closed Villa down in their own half, with Grayson delighted to see that approach pay dividends.
“We had a game plan and the players carried that out very well,” said PNE manager Grayson.
“When the ball went into certain areas, the aim was to work Villa, press them, stop them from playing.... read more
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