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Deepdale (ATT 8,803) 30th November 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Preston Preston North End vs Bristol City Bristol C

Preston 1

J King (33)
P Gallagher (S/O 90+2)

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Bristol C 0

K Osborne (S/O 90+3)

King trumps managerless City

Last Updated: 30/11/13 7:04pm

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Jack King: Headed home the winner

Jack King: Headed home the winner

Bristol City slumped to an eighth league defeat as Jack King's header earned Preston their first home league win since September.

Sean O'Driscoll was sacked as head coach in midweek and caretaker-boss John Pemberton saw his side fall behind to King's header in the 33rd minute.

It was King's first of the season and was enough to separate the two sides with Paul Gallagher and Bristol City's Karleigh Osborne both sent off in stoppage time.

City should have been ahead when Simon Gillett dragged his shot wide and Aden Flint missed another guilt-edged chance for the Robins when he headed Scott Wagstaff's corner at Declan Rudd.

Preston punished the visitors' profligacy when Kevin Davies nodded Gallagher's free-kick across goal for defender King to head home his first goal of the season.

Scott Laird's shot on the turn was easily saved by City keeper Elliot Parish after the break before Robins captain Sam Baldock fired wide.

Both sides finished with 10 men after Osborne and Gallagher saw red after scuffling on the pitch in the closing stages.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 25 51
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Fleetwood Town 27 37
7 Bradford City 25 36
8 Sheffield United 24 36
9 Chesterfield 25 35
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Coventry City 27 30
18 Barnsley 25 29
19 Scunthorpe United 23 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 26 24