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Juvhel Tsoumou concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Collin. Adam Collin takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by Lubomir Michalik. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Berrett, clearance by Craig Morgan.
Goal scored by Jamie Douglas from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 3-3 Carlisle.The assist for the goal came from Paul Coutts.
The offside flag is raised against Juvhel Tsoumou. Adam Collin takes the free kick.
Corner from left by-line taken by James Berrett. Liam Noble takes a shot. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.
Craig Morgan takes a shot. Save made by Adam Collin.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Miller. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the indirect free kick.
Patrick Madden joins the action as a substitute, replacing Francois Zoko.
(Preston) makes a substitution, with Jamie Douglas coming on for Iain Hume.
The ball is delivered by James Berrett. The referee blows for offside. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by James Berrett to the near post, clearance made by David Gray.
Lee Miller fouled by Jamie McCombe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Murphy.
David Gray sends in a cross, James Berrett makes a clearance.
Juvhel Tsoumou takes a shot. Save made by Adam Collin.
Danny Mayor takes a shot. Adam Collin makes a comfortable save.
Outswinging corner taken by Paul Coutts from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Francois Zoko.
The ball is crossed by Paul Coutts, blocked by Peter Murphy.
Jon-Paul McGovern crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Francois Zoko goes over the bar.
The offside flag is raised against Juvhel Tsoumou. Lubomir Michalik restarts play with the free kick.
Liam Noble takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
Paul Thirlwell crosses the ball.
Unfair challenge on Juvhel Tsoumou by Frank Simek results in a free kick. Frank Simek goes into the referee's book. Direct free kick taken by Danny Mayor.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Nathan Doyle hits the post.
Paul Parry goes off and Juvhel Tsoumou comes on.
Foul by Paul Coutts on Liam Noble, free kick awarded. James Berrett produces a cross, Effort from inside the area by Jon-Paul McGovern misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by James Berrett from the left by-line, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.
James Berrett scores a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 2-3 Carlisle.
Centre by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance made by Craig Morgan.
The ball is swung over by Liam Noble.
Effort on goal by Frank Simek from long range goes over the bar.
Lee Miller produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Berrett, Lee Miller takes a shot. Conor McLaughlin manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Berrett, Francois Zoko takes a shot. Jamie McCombe gets a block in.
Liam Noble takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Coutts.
Centre by Matthew Robson, clearance made by Conor McLaughlin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Morgan on Francois Zoko. Free kick taken by Matthew Robson.
Jon-Paul McGovern takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Corner taken by Danny Mayor.
Shot from just outside the area by Paul Coutts goes over the bar.
Effort on goal by Paul Thirlwell from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Inswinging corner taken by James Berrett from the left by-line played to the near post, Nathan Doyle manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Noble on Adam Barton. Free kick taken by David Gray.
Francois Zoko scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Preston 2-2 Carlisle.Frank Simek provided the assist for the goal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Parry, Peter Murphy makes a clearance.
Liam Noble takes a shot. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.
Foul by Peter Murphy on Adam Barton, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Parry from right channel, save made by Adam Collin.
Danny Mayor takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Murphy.
The ball is sent over by Jon-Paul McGovern.
Paul Coutts fouled by Lee Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Conor McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by James Berrett, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Morgan on Lee Miller. Free kick taken by Jon-Paul McGovern.
Craig Morgan fouled by James Berrett, the ref awards a free kick. James Berrett booked. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Berrett played to the near post, Jamie McCombe makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Coutts on Francois Zoko. Matthew Robson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Miller on Conor McLaughlin. Free kick taken by Conor McLaughlin.
Liam Noble fouled by Danny Mayor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Robson.
Foul by Lubomir Michalik on Paul Parry, Penalty awarded. Paul Parry scores a power penalty. Preston 2-1 Carlisle.Caution for Lubomir Michalik.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie McCombe by Lee Miller. Conor McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
Header on goal by Iain Hume from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Francois Zoko takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.
David Gray sends in a cross, Paul Thirlwell manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume by Peter Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
Centre by Paul Parry.
Iain Hume gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 1-1 Carlisle.Assist by Thorsten Stuckmann.
Lee Miller is penalised for a handball. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Thirlwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Barton. Conor McLaughlin takes the free kick.
Jamie McCombe gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller. Placed penalty scored by Lee Miller. Preston 0-1 Carlisle.
Corner taken by James Berrett from the left by-line, clearance made by Danny Mayor.
Nathan Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on James Berrett. James Berrett takes the direct free kick.
Nathan Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francois Zoko. James Berrett restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory Loy by David Gray. Liam Noble replaces Rory Loy. Booking for David Gray for unsporting behaviour. Matthew Robson takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Rory Loy by Craig Morgan results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Peter Murphy from the free kick.
Paul Coutts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Thirlwell. Peter Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Francois Zoko from 18 yards. Blocked by Craig Morgan.
The ball is crossed by Francois Zoko, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.
Mellor blow for North End
Preston will be without striker Neil Mellor when they tackle Carlisle.
Mellor and strike-partner Iain Hume have suffered from a series of injuries this season, with North End often struggling to get them on the pitch together.
They were reunited last time out, though, helping to earn joint-caretaker managers Graham Alexander and David Unsworth an impressive first win in charge at MK Dons.
However, Mellor sustained a knee problem in the clash - the extent of which is not yet known - and will not take on the Cumbrians.
Hume came through the Dons clash unchanged and will once again take his place in the starting line-up.
Midfielder Barry Nicholson misses out with an ankle injury, but Iain Turner will be in the squad.
Carlisle defender Christian Ribeiro is expected to return to contention for the Boxing Day game.
Ribeiro, on loan from Bristol City, missed last week's draw with Wycombe due to a hamstring strain, but returned to full training this week to give manager Greg Abbott a selection dilemma.
American Frank Simek stepped in for Ribeiro to make his first appearance since August following a hip injury and Abbott must decide whether to retain him at right-back.
Abbott has no new injury or suspension problems as his side bid to climb into a play-off spot, while strikers Francois Zoko and Paddy Madden and midfielder Tom Taiwo are pushing for recalls to the starting XI.
Zoko has stepped off the bench to score crucial late goals in the Cumbrians' last two matches.
Thriller ends level after Douglas late show
Jamie Douglas rescued a 3-3 draw for Preston in stoppage time with his first goal for the club to end a topsy-turvy Boxing Day tussle with Carlisle.
An absorbing first half was overshadowed by an early injury to Carlisle's Rory Loy in the opening 10 minutes following a committed challenge from David Gray, for which the North End full back was booked.
Loy was treated on the field for nine minutes before being taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg.
Carlisle took the lead in the 20th minute as Lee Miller scored his eighth of the season from the penalty spot after the former Middlesbrough man went to ground under a challenge from Jamie McCombe.
If the penalty was soft, justice was served just four minutes later when Miller handled the ball in his own half and Iain Hume scored from the resulting free kick.
The referee pointed to the spot again in the 30th minute and Paul Parry dispatched to give Preston the lead after a foul by Lubomir Michalik on Hume.
However the match was all square before the interval as Frank Simek's low cross fell to Francois Zoko on the six yard box and the Ivory Coast striker turned deftly to smash the ball into the roof of Thorsten Stuckmann's net.
James Berrett fired the Cumbrian's in front midway through the second half when his long-range effort was deflected, wrong-footing Stuckmann.
Preston could have been forgiven for thinking it was not their day when Nathan Doyle's 30-yard pile driver hit both posts and somehow failed to cross the line.
Moments after the fourth official signalled four minutes of stoppage time, Paul Coutts went on a mazy run and drove the ball across the Carlisle goal where Douglas was waiting at the back post to tap in and save the day for North End.
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