PNE hit back to sink Foxes
By Phil Jackson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Preston came from behind to win 2-1 at Leicester and guarantee a play-off spot.
Preston North End came from behind to win 2-1 at Leicester and guarantee their place in the Championship play-offs.
Victory moved the Lilywhites 12 points clear of Wolves in sixth, with only nine points left to play for.
Leicester manager Rob Kelly was only appointed to the post permanently on Friday and his side rewarded their boss with a goal after just nine seconds.
Matt Fryatt scored the fastest-ever goal by a Leicester player just six touches from the kick off.
However, Simon Whaley (pictured) equalised for the visitors from 25 yards out just before half-time.
Midfielder Jason Jarrett then scored his first goal for the club with a 49th-minute strike, forcing home having made the most of a Chris Sedgwick corner.
The ball was flicked on by Claude Davis and Jarrett was on hand to head the ball home.
Brett Ormerod was fortunate to escape a red card after a head-butt late on that left Joey Gudjonsson flattened.
While The Foxes midfielder later recovered, Ormerod went unpunished as referee Dermot Gallagher obviously hadn't seen the incident.