Tuesday 18 December 2018

Maguire suffers his first defeat at Preston with shock Cup loss

Sean Maguire
Sean Maguire

Sean Maguire and Preston suffered an embarrassing defeat in the Carabao Cup as Billy Kee's last-minute strike saw Accrington dump them out with a dramatic 3-2 win at the Wham Stadium.

Stanley, who opened their League Two campaign with a 3-1 win over Colchester, went ahead through defender Ben Richards-Everton in the 20th minute. Preston, under new boss Alex Neil and on the back of a 1-0 home league win over Sheffield Wednesday, equalised through Jordan Hugill in the 70th minute. Former Cork City man Maguire had been brought on as a sub in the 65 minute.

Jordan Clark looked to have won it for Stanley with just four minutes left, only for Hugill to strike again with 90 minutes up. However, substitute Kee found a winner, converting Tom Dallison's cross to secure a memorable victory.

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