Chris Wilder was forced to wait for his first win as Preston produced a comeback in one of the football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Preston picked up a much-needed win as the pressure mounted on manager Frankie McAvoy. Paddy McNair opened the scoring for the hosts in the 33rd minute while Daniel Iverson kept the lead to just one goal with a string of good saves. Chris Evans equalized in the 77th minute before Emil Riis scored the winner in the 81st minute.

Managers Reaction 

Middlesbrough’s Chris Wilder: “I thought Preston were the better side for the first 10. We got to grips with that. We got ourselves up in the game and for the number of chances we have had, we should have increased our lead. In the second half, we were not so dominant, but there was nothing from the opposition that changed the flow. We were still in ascendancy. What affected the game was our attitude towards it.”

Preston’s Frankie McAvoy: “It was the players who delivered on the pitch. We started the game well, we were brave. We had a couple of good shouts for penalty kicks in the first half, one, in particular, looks a stone-waller; the other I could see that given as well. We conceded from a corner kick again, we have worked hard on those, that’s disappointing. In the main, we defended well. That is now four wins in the last seven games. The biggest thing is the team spirit we have, it has always been there despite what other people think. The fans were magnificent as well. I am delighted we have won it.”

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