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Watch: In-Form Graham Burke Smashes Volley In To Give Preston The Lead

Watch: In-Form Graham Burke Smashes Volley In To Give Preston The Lead

Graham Burke's career at Preston North End has gotten off to the best possible start as the former Shamrock Rovers man scored his second goal in two games.

Preston took on Stoke City at the Deepdale Stadium and took a deserved lead after 40 minutes with a Paul Gallagher penalty. Erik Pieters leveled matters with a well-taken effort before Burke grabbed a goal on the stroke of half-time.

An inswinging corner looped towards the back post where Burke cooly opened his body and volleyed past Jack Butland.

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Burke had scored his first competitive goal for the club last week during their League Cup victory over Morecambe and was awarded Man of the Match.

There is plenty of Irish interest in the fixture. Alan Browne and Callum Robinson both started alongside Burke while James McClean lines out opposite them.

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