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Monday, January 10, 2011

Big Match Review - Preston 1 Nottingham Forest 2

Preston North End 1-2 Nottingham Forest
Saturday January 8, Deepdale (Att: 9,636)

A Luke Chambers goal two minutes from time saw Nottingham Forest come from behind at Preston North End to secure a place in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.

With new Preston boss Phil Brown overseeing his first match in charge, the hosts began brightly and went in front just past the half hour mark.

Darren Carter, back from a loan spell at Millwall, curling a fine left footed shot from outside the box low past Lee Camp.

It meant North End went into the interval ahead, but the visitors from the East Midlands were back on level terms just five minutes into the second period.

A swift counter attack saw the ball played through for Paul Anderson to run onto. He outpaced the Preston backline and clipped the ball over Andy Lonergan to restore parity.

Forest pressed for a winner, but the game appeared to be heading for a replay at the City Ground until, with time running out, Billy Davies saw his team earn a trip to West Ham in the next round.

When Preston failed to deal with a corner, Chambers was on hand to lash home the loose ball - ensuring Brown's tenure got off to a losing start
and North End left to focus purely on Championship survival.

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