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Terry praise for 'tough' PNE

23 Jan 2010 15:37:20

Terry praise for 'tough' PNE

The Blues found themselves up against a stubborn North End side at Deepdale, but goals either side of the interval from Nicolas Anelka and Daniel Sturridge proved enough to secure Carlo Ancelotti's side a place in the fifth round. Terry was impressed with the resistance shown by their Championship hosts. He told ITV1: "We found it hard in the first half, but that's what the FA Cup is all about. "They were a good side and stayed solid. We tried hard to break them down in the first half and finally got a goal, then managed better in the second half. "It's been an amazing day. When you come to grounds like this it's what the cup is all about - smaller clubs giving their all." Preston boss Darren Ferguson was sorry to see his side exit the competition after such a battling display in which they were not short on chances. "It's disappointing to go out of the cup," he said. "I think the pivotal point was just before half-time and just after. We gave away a sloppy goal from a set-piece and that changed the game. "When we had the ball we had to have the concentration, but we knew if we lost it we would end up losing a goal. That's what happened but that's just the way it is and we were up against world class opponents."


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