Preston’s tough week of away trips didn’t start well on Tuesday night, losing 2-0 away at West Bromwich Albion.
North End faced a difficult week on the road, firstly travelling to take on West Brom before heading off to Fulham this weekend.
Tuesday’s clash was always going to be difficult, and despite starting well, North End fell behind early on as Callum Robinson’s cross picked out Hal Robson-Kanu, who squeezed between Ben Davies and Andrew Hughes to score.
Robinson had a hand in the second goal too, again picking out Robson-Kanu, but this time he found Jake Livermore to make it 2-0 and effectively kill off the game by half time.
Preston didn’t exactly help themselves in the second half as Darnell Fisher received a straight red card for a rash challenge on Robinson, and the game finished 2-0 without Preston having a shot on target.
Quality in the final third was a big difference between the two sides, and it was particularly galling to see Robinson turn in such a strong display, less than a year since he left North End for Sheffield United.
Now on loan at West Brom, Robinson again showed why he is such a dangerous attacker at Championship level, and Preston fans took to Twitter to react to his display on Tuesday night.
Some felt that he was running the show against Preston, even tearing North End apart as fans admitted it ‘hurt and was ‘hard to take’ as he came back to show North End what they’re missing.
Many just wished Robinson was still in a North End shirt, as he provided the cutting edge that Preston just didn’t have at The Hawthorns, but at least we shouldn’t have to face him for a while now…
Robbo has run the show tonight ☹️ #pnefc
— emma (@ekpx_) February 25, 2020
That wasn’t good viewing
Robbo tearing us apart 🤣🤣
— Chris Blaylock (@ChrisB_Dj69) February 25, 2020
Whatever happened to the Robinson who used to habitually spank crosses out of play in L1? Completely different player on display now #pnefc
— James Shuttleworth (@jimshuttle) February 26, 2020
Callum Robinson has absolutely spanked us tonight, could really do with a player like that, probably the sort of player to take us to the prem #pnefc
— Shaun Thompson (@shaunpne) February 25, 2020
Callum Robinson is the best player on the pitch which is hard to take really. #pnefc
— John (@catterallwhite) February 25, 2020
Let's have it right here, Callum Robinson has comfortably been the best player on the pitch tonight. What a player.
Huge second half for us now, though. Props to Declan Rudd, he's been superb for us #pnefc
— From the Finney (@fromthefinney) February 25, 2020
Callum Robinson is running the show and it hurts. #pnefc
— Preston Updates (@prestonupdates_) February 25, 2020
Robinson tearing us apart but why are we letting him?
Very poor defensively for both goals, Rudd has every right to bollock them #pnefc
— Kris Clough (@KrisClough) February 25, 2020
— Neil Eccles (@KungFuNed) February 25, 2020