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Stoke Keeper Jack Butland Has Night To Forget Against Preston

Stoke Keeper Jack Butland Has Night To Forget Against Preston
By PJ Browne Updated

Preston beat Stoke 3-1 at Deepdale in the Championship on Wednesday night.

The home side's opening two goals were both gift-wrapped presents from Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Daniel Johnson gave Preston the led in the seventh minute when his shot from the edge of the box - one which was far from perfectly struck - founds its way past a weak attempted save from the England international.

Butland stood with his hands on his hips after that first goal. 17 minutes later, he would be sitting on the grass with his head between his legs and his side down 2-0.


After 26-year-old's punched clearance landed at the feet of Billy Bodin, the Welsh midfielder's shot squeezed beneath the body of Butland.

Josh Harrop added the third for Preston after Butland saved the initial shot by Daniel Johnson.

Two senior Ireland internationals, James McClean and Scott Hogan, both started the game for Stoke while Ireland underage international Nathan Collins came on as a half-time substitute. Alan Browne also made a late cameo appearance off the bench for Preston.


McClean scored a late consolation goal for Stoke.

Stoke are now bottom of the Championship with a single point after four games. They have conceded 10 goals in the matches.

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