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North End dent Rangers` promotion charge

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19 Feb 2011 18:30:14

North End dent Rangers` promotion charge

Barry Nicholson's second-half thunderbolt salvaged a precious point for rock-bottom Preston and denied npower Championship leaders QPR victory at Deepdale.Icelandic striker Heidar Helguson scored his ninth goal of the season to put Neil Warnock`s men ahead in the 37th minute but North End gradually improved after the restart.And midfielder Nicholson struck a superb effort from 18 yards in the 64th minute to level matters at 1-1 for the hosts.However, Preston remain without a win since Phil Brown took the helm at the start of last month.QPR, meanwhile, still hold a five-point lead at the summit after Cardiff lost 2-1 at fellow promotion rivals Nottingham Forest, who themselves moved up into second place.


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