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Deepdale (ATT 13,904) 19th November 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Beeby

Preston Preston North End vs Cardiff City Cardiff

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Preston see off Cardiff

By Mark Buckingham.   Last Updated: 19/11/05 8:16pm

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A dominant first half performance earned Preston North End a 2-1 win at home to Cardiff City.

Chris Sedgwick and Patrick Agyemang both scored before the break, with Glenn Loovens netting in the second period for the visitors.

Cardiff had the first real chance of the contest when Michael Ricketts thundered a shot against the crossbar after four minutes.

Darren Purse headed a corner from Jason Koumas wide as Cardiff looked to bolster their claims for a place in the play-offs.

Preston gradually came into the game and took the lead on 22 minutes when David Nugent's cross was converted by Sedgwick from close range.

By the 41st minute, it was 2-0 as Agyemang collected Paul McKenna's pass before finishing beyond Neil Alexander.

The Bluebirds grabbed a lifeline on 68 minutes when Loovens scored, but Cardiff were unable to muster another response.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 33 65
2 Middlesbrough 33 63
3 Ipswich Town 33 60
4 Bournemouth 33 59
5 Norwich City 33 59
6 Watford 33 59
7 Brentford 33 58
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 54
9 Nottingham Forest 33 47
10 Blackburn Rovers 33 44
11 Sheffield Wednesday 33 43
12 Huddersfield Town 33 42
13 Cardiff City 33 41
14 Leeds United 33 41
15 Reading 33 40
16 Charlton Athletic 33 39
17 Birmingham City 33 39
18 Brighton and Hove Albion 33 37
19 Bolton Wanderers 33 37
20 Fulham 33 36
21 Rotherham United 33 34
22 Millwall 33 31
23 Wigan Athletic 33 25
24 Blackpool 33 22

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