The Preston North End Police Twitter account has aimed a dig at West Bromwich Albion after their controversial late penalty proved the difference between the two sides yesterday.
The Baggies became the first side to beat Preston in the Championship at Deepdale this season, with Charlie Austin’s 90th-minute spot-kick giving Slaven Bilic’s side a 1-0 win.
The penalty was controversially awarded for goalkeeper Declan Rudd’s challenge on West Brom winger Kyle Edwards as there looked to be minimal contact if any.
The result sees the visitors go top of the Championship, while Alex Neil’s men have dropped to sixth after other top-six sides picked up victories over the weekend.
After the Baggies late winner, PC Paul Elliott, who runs the PNE Police Twitter account, aimed a tongue-in-cheek dig at West Brom and their supporters.
— PNE Police (@PNEPolice) December 2, 2019
Preston made a fantastic start to the season but have had a significant wobble since the November international break.
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The North West club has lost three consecutive games in the Championship, conceding six times and not finding the net once themselves.
They face a trip to high-scoring QPR on Saturday before welcoming third-place Fulham to Deepdale next Tuesday evening.
It’s great to see the authorities getting involved like this and showing a bit of personality.
You can understand the frustration Preston may be feeling as it did look like there was very little contact and that Edwards was already on his way down, though I would question whether Rudd needed to rush in in the way he did.
Neil’s men need to move past it quickly, however, and concentrate on getting their season back on track after three disappointing results.