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Milutin Osmajic scored his first goal for Preston since signing for the club on transfer deadline dayChampionship leaders Preston came from behind to continue their unbeaten start to the league season with victory over Birmingham at Deepdale. Jay Stansfield struck 40 seconds after half-time to put the visitors ahead, yet Blues’ lead did not last long as Krystian Bielik headed into his own net from a corner six minutes later to level the scores.Milutin Osmajic then scored his first goal since arriving from Spanish side Cadiz on transfer deadline day to complete the turnaround, slotting the ball between the legs of goalkeeper John Ruddy. The win was Preston’s sixth in a row and sees them remain at the top of the table, while Birmingham were consigned to their second consecutive defeat and slip to seventh.More to follow.Line-upsPrestonFormation 3-4-2-11Woodman14Storey26Whatmough6Lindsay44Potts13McCann18Ledson23Millar25Holmes8Browne28Osmajic1Woodman14Storey26WhatmoughBooked at 48minsSubstituted forHughesat 52’minutes6Lindsay44Potts13McCannSubstituted forBradyat 51’minutes18LedsonSubstituted forWhitemanat 68’minutes23Millar25Holmes8Browne28OsmajicBooked at 68minsSubstituted forFrökjaer-Jensenat 77’minutesSubstitutes3Cunningham4Whiteman10Frökjaer-Jensen11Brady16Hughes17Stewart20Woodburn21Cornell33BestBirminghamFormation 4-2-3-121Ruddy12Drameh5Sanderson26Long23Longelo34Sunjic6Bielik45Burke11Miyoshi14Anderson28Stansfield21Ruddy12Drameh5Sanderson26Long23Longelo34SunjicSubstituted forBacunaat 71’minutesBooked at 72mins6BielikSubstituted forGardnerat 88’minutes45BurkeSubstituted forJamesat 88’minutes11Miyoshi14AndersonSubstituted forHoganat 82’minutes28StansfieldSubstitutes1Etheridge4Roberts7Bacuna9Hogan19James20Gardner27Khela43Dixon44AiwuReferee:Dean WhitestoneAttendance:15,838Live TextMatch ends, Preston North End 2, Birmingham City 1.Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Birmingham City 1.Foul by Jay Stansfield (Birmingham City).Liam Lindsay (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Attempt blocked. Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cody Drameh.Substitution, Birmingham City. Gary Gardner replaces Krystian Bielik.Substitution, Birmingham City. Jordan James replaces Oliver Burke because of an injury.Delay over. They are ready to continue.Delay in match because of an injury Oliver Burke (Birmingham City).Delay in match because of an injury Liam Millar (Preston North End).Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by John Ruddy.Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Emmanuel Longelo.Offside, Birmingham City. Juninho Bacuna tries a through ball, but Scott Hogan is caught offside.Substitution, Birmingham City. Scott Hogan replaces Keshi Anderson.Substitution, Preston North End. Mads Frökjaer-Jensen replaces Milutin Osmajic because of an injury.Jay Stansfield (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Foul by Liam Millar (Preston North End).Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Kevin Long.Juninho Bacuna (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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