Football: BY GEORGE, KENNY'S ECLIPSED; Preston 0 Wolves 2.
KENNY MILLER equalled Wolves' post-war scoring record... and was still upstaged by strike partner George Ndah!
Scottish striker Miller sealed victory seven minutes from time by scoring in the seventh successive game to go into the record books.
But Wanderers' fans left Deepdale talking about Ndah's wonder goal - his own seventh strike in as many games.
Jet-heeled Ndah broke the deadlock in stunning fashion on 53 minutes with a 50-yard sprint from deep inside his own half.
Lily-livered Lilywhites backed off and the striker gleefully strode to the 18-yard line before slotting an angled drive past helpless keeper Jonathan Gould. Miller later latched on to sub Adam Proudlock's low cross to etch his name into Wolves' rich history.
Strangely downbeat boss Dave Jones said: "I don't bother about statistics, but I believe Scotland manager Berti Vogts was here today to watch Kenny, so that goal will have done him no harm whatsoever."
It was North End boss Craig Brown who ironically handed Miller his only international cap. Brown could have been celebrating himself had his shot-shy side not spurned a hat-trick of first-half chances.
Richard Cresswell, without a goal in over two months, missed a sitter and then hit a post.
Brown accepted: "The better team won without doubt. Although my keeper didn't have a save to make throughout, Wolves controlled the game." Victory capped a magic a few days for Wolves, who won at Ipswich in midweek.
PRESTON: Gould 7 - Alexander 6, *LUCKETTI 7, Jackson 6, Edwards 6 - Cartwright 5 (Skora, 67mins, 5), O'Neil 6, McKenna 6, Lewis 6 - Koumantarakis 5 (Lynch, 70mins, 5), Cresswell 6.
WOLVES: Murray 7 - Irwin 8, Lescott 7, Butler 7, Naylor 7 - Kennedy 6, Cameron 6 (Andrews, 42mins, 7), Ince 7, Rae 8 (Proudlock, 79mins) - *NDAH 9, Miller 8. Ref: P Danson 8.
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|Publication:||The People (London, England)|
|Date:||Feb 23, 2003|
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