Davies nets landmark winner for PNE

By Karan Gadhia


 

Kevin Davies scored his 150th career goal to secure all 3 points in a 1-0 win for PNE v Coventry.

Davies headed home from Paul Gallagher’s floated cross in the 22nd minute to secure all 3 points at Deepdale.pne coventry

The former Bolton striker nearly scored again when Gallagher’s cross bounced past two Coventry defenders and was chested goalwards by Davies close range, only for goalkeeper Burge to tip it over the bar.

In the second half Frank Nouble should have equalised for Coventry City as he blazed over from 6 yards.

Coventry City pushed PNE to the final whistle with John Fleck hitting the crossbar with a sensational effort from 35 yards during injury time.

Kevin Davies has had an illustrious footballing career playing in the Premier League for many seasons and in 2010 he became the oldest England debutant at 33 years and 200 days.

On the subject of Kevin Davies netting his 150th career goal PNE manager Simon Grayson said: “He’s a fantastic servant to the game.”

He added: “To get to that mark had obviously been coming for a long time but he kept on going. His overall play was fantastic and for him to get that 150 today speaks volumes about the player”.

Joe Garner came on as a substitute to make his first Deepdale appearance since injuring his tendon in November.

The win for Preston North End means that they remain fourth, while Coventry slip to 20th, but are still three points clear of trouble.

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