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Preston
North End
2020–21
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Club information
Manager Flag of Scotland Alex Neil
(until 21 March)
Flag of Scotland Frankie McAvoy
(from 21 March)
Stadium Deepdale
League Season information
Final League position 13th, Championship
Highest position 10th
lowest position 19th
Points 61
Goals for 49
Goals against 56
Goals difference –7
Cup placements
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third Round
Season statistics
Matches played 46
Top goalscorer Scott Sinclair (7)
Biggest home win 4–0 v Mansfield Town
(FA Cup, 29 Aug)
Biggest away win 0–3 v Reading
(League, 4 Nov)
Biggest home attendance 0
Biggest away attendance 0
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The 2020–21 Preston North End F.C. season was the club's 141th season in existence and their sixth consecutive season in the Championship. They also took part in the FA Cup and the EFL Cup. The season covered the period from July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

The season saw the club finish 13th in the Championship with 61 points, scoring 49 and conceding 56. They managed to reach the third round of the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

Manager Alex Neil was sacked on 21 March with his assistant Frankie McAvoy taking charge for the remainder of the season.

Winger Scott Sinclair finished as the club's top scorer (league and overall) with 7 goals.
















Competitions

Championship

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
12 Luton Town 46 17 11 18 41 52 −11 62
13 Preston North End 46 18 7 21 49 56 −7 61
14 Stoke City 46 15 15 16 50 52 −2 60
15 Blackburn Rovers 46 15 12 19 65 54 +11 57

FA Cup

Third round 9 January 2021 (2021-01-09) Wycombe Wanderers 4−1 Preston North End High Wycombe  
15:00 GMT Onyedinma Goal 3'
Jacobson Goal 9' (pen.)
Knight Goal 25'
Samuel Goal 82'
Report Jakobsen Goal 43' (pen.) Stadium: Adams Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Matt Donohue

EFL Cup

First round 29 August 2020 (2020-08-29) Preston North End 4−0 Mansfield Town Preston  
15:00 BST Barkhuizen Goal 14'
Maguire Goal 22'
Bauer Goal 28'
Harrop Goal 65'
Report Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ross Joyce
Second round 15 September 2020 (2020-09-15) Derby County 1−2 Preston North End Derby  
18:30 BST Knight Goal 51' Report Barkhuizen Goal 79'
Johnson Goal 90+2'
Stadium: Pride Park Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Andy Davies
Third round 23 September 2020 (2020-09-23) Preston North End 0−2 Brighton & Hove Albion Preston  
19:00 BST Report Jahanbakhsh Goal 57'
Mac Allister Goal 75'
Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 0
Referee: Steve Martin

External links

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History: Seasons

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Preston North End F.C. seasons

2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 · 2021-22 ·

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FA competitions
FA Cup (Qualifying Rounds, Final) · FA Community Shield · FA Trophy (Final) · FA Vase (Final)
League cups
EFL Cup (Final) · EFL Trophy (Final)
Premier and Football League
Premier League · Football League (Championship · League One · League Two)
National League
National League (National League · North · South)
Lower leagues
Isthmian League (Premier · North · South Central · South East) · Northern Premier League (Premier · North West · South East) · Southern Football League (Premier Central · Premier South · Division One Central · Division One South) · Combined Counties League (Premier, One) · East Midlands Counties League (level 10 only) · Eastern Counties League (Premier, One North, One South) · Essex Senior League (level 9 only) · Hellenic League (Premier, One East, One West) · Midland League (Premier, One) · Northern Counties East League (Premier, One) · Northern League (One, Two) · North West Counties League (Premier, One North, One South) · Southern Combination League (Premier, One, Two) · Southern Counties East League (Premier, One) · South West Peninsula League (East, West) · Spartan South Midlands League (Premier, One) · United Counties League (Premier, One) · Wessex League (Premier, One) · Western League (Premier, One) · West Midlands (Regional) League (level 10 only)
Playoffs

Championship (Final) · League One (Final) · League Two (Final)
National League (Final)

European competitions
Champions League (Final) · Europa League (Final)
National teams

Senior: (2020–21 UEFA Nations League group stage) · (UEFA Euro 2020 finals) · (2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying round) · U21: (UEFA Euro 2021 qualifying round, finals) · U19: (UEFA Euro 2021 qualifying round, finals) · U17: (UEFA Euro 2021 qualifying round, finals)

Other
Summer 2020 transfers · Winter 2020–21 transfers · Summer 2021 transfers
Club seasons
Premier League

Arsenal · Aston Villa · Brighton & Hove Albion · Burnley · Chelsea · Crystal Palace · Everton · Fulham · Leeds United · Leicester City · Liverpool · Manchester City · Manchester United · Newcastle United · Sheffield United · Southampton · Tottenham Hotspur · West Bromwich Albion · West Ham United · Wolverhampton Wanderers

Championship

Barnsley · Birmingham City · Blackburn Rovers · Bournemouth · Brentford · Bristol City · Cardiff City · Coventry City · Derby County · Huddersfield Town · Luton Town · Middlesbrough · Millwall · Norwich City · Nottingham Forest · Preston North End · Queens Park Rangers · Reading · Rotherham United · Sheffield Wednesday · Stoke City · Swansea City · Watford · Wycombe Wanderers

League One

Accrington Stanley · AFC Wimbledon · Blackpool · Bristol Rovers · Burton Albion · Charlton Athletic · Crewe Alexandra · Doncaster Rovers · Fleetwood Town · Gillingham · Hull City · Ipswich Town · Lincoln City · Milton Keynes Dons · Northampton Town · Oxford United · Peterborough United · Plymouth Argyle · Portsmouth · Rochdale · Shrewsbury Town · Sunderland · Swindon Town · Wigan Athletic

League Two

Barrow · Bolton Wanderers · Bradford City · Cambridge United · Carlisle United · Cheltenham Town · Colchester United · Crawley Town · Exeter City · Forest Green Rovers · Grimsby Town · Harrogate Town · Leyton Orient · Mansfield Town · Morecambe · Newport County · Oldham Athletic · Port Vale · Salford City · Scunthorpe United · Southend United · Tranmere Rovers · Walsall

National League

Aldershot Town · Altrincham · Barnet · Boreham Wood · Bromley · Chesterfield · Dagenham & Redbridge · Dover Athletic · Eastleigh · Halifax Town · Hartlepool United · King's Lynn Town · Maidenhead United · Notts County · Solihull Moors · Stevenage · Stockport County · Sutton United · Torquay United · Wealdstone · Weymouth · Woking · Wrexham · Yeovil Town

National League North

Fylde · AFC Telford United · Alfreton Town · Blyth Spartans · Boston United · Brackley Town · Bradford Park Avenue · Chester · Chorley · Curzon Ashton · Darlington · Farsley Celtic · Gateshead · Gloucester City · Guiseley · Hereford · Kettering Town · Kidderminster Harriers · Leamington · Southport · Spennymoor Town · York City

National League South

Bath City · Billericay Town · Braintree Town · Chelmsford City · Chippenham Town · Concord Rangers · Dartford · Dorking Wanderers · Dulwich Hamlet · Eastbourne Borough · Ebbsfleet United · Hampton & Richmond Borough · Havant & Waterlooville · Hemel Hempstead Town · Hungerford Town · Maidstone United · Oxford City · Slough Town · St Albans City · Tonbridge Angels · Welling United

2019–20                                                        2021–22

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