Huddersfield miss chance to close on Newcastle with defeat at Preston

• Paul Gallagher inspires North End to 3-1 win in Championship
• Sheffield Wednesday sixth after 1-1 draw at Neil Warnock’s Cardiff

Huddersfield Town missed out on the chance to go level on points with the Championship leaders, Newcastle United, as Paul Gallagher inspired Preston North End to a 3-1 win – their fourth successive victory at home.

Gallagher teed up Tom Clarke and Alex Baptiste in the first half before scoring with a free-kick himself after half-time to extend Preston’s unbeaten run to five games. Nahki Wells grabbed a late consolation for Huddersfield, who have not won at Deepdale since 1969.

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