Preston tame the Foxes

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Proud Preston boss Alan Irvine praised his side's discipline after the Lilywhites ended Leicester's year-long unbeaten home record with a 2-1 Coca-Cola Championship victory at the Walkers Stadium.

Goals in each half from Neil Mellor and Richard Chaplow gave North End their fifth successive win in the Foxes' den. Swiss defender Bruno Berner scored a late consolation for the hosts but it was not enough to prevent Nigel Pearson's side slipping to their first league defeat at the Walkers Stadium in 25 outings since losing 1-0 to Millwall on September 13 last year.

Irvine said: ``We spoke about their record a lot leading up to the game, but I felt it was possible to come here and win if we played well, and we played well."

He added: ``It was an incredible record, absolutely amazing. One of the big things I was stressing to the lads at half-time was that you don't get that kind of record without coming back.

``There must be a number of times that Leicester have been behind at half-time and come back and we were very mindful of that.

``We knew we would have to be extremely well organised and very disciplined when we didn't have the ball in the second half and be able to use it well when we did have it, and I think we did that.''

The Scot added: ``We were very good for the majority of the game. We put ourselves under a bit of pressure through not defending properly in the 90th minute, but apart from that I thought it was an excellent performance.

``There were a lot of good performances. Looking around the team it's hard to pick anybody who didn't play well.

``We created a lot of chances, Mellor scored one and made one and should have another one but took a bit too long on it.

``Our defenders had to play well in order to make sure we didn't get caught out because their strikers are a real threat.''

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