Peterborough 2-0 Preston- Match Report

Peterborough see off Preston to reach FA Cup fourth roundPeterborough ended their eight-year wait for a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup by sinking boss Graham Westley's former club Preston 2-0.Loan star Martin Samuelsen set the League One promotion hopefuls on their way to a Championship scalp with an early breakthrough.The Norwegian talent fired a fierce low drive past debutant North End goalkeeper Chris Kirkland from 25 yards in the sixth minute.And once-capped England international Kirkland was beaten again seven minutes into the second half when Conor Washington doubled Posh's lead.Washington steered in a fine header from Michael Smith's right-wing cross and it could be a farewell present to Posh with chairman Darragh MacAnthony having already turned down bids from Championship clubs for a striker who has scored 13 times in 14 games.Posh were reliant on a fine save from Ben Alnwick to deny Eoin Doyle within a minute of doubling their lead before defender Michael Smith cleared a Tom Clarke headed off the line.Sub Jordan Hugill also steered a glorious headed chance straight at Alnwick late on as Simon Grayson's men bowed out

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