December 29, 2017 / 10:19 PM / a year ago

Cardiff slump continues with loss to Preston

Soccer Football - Championship - Cardiff City vs Preston North End - Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - December 29, 2017 Preston North End's Tom Clarke scores their first goal Action Images/John Sibley

LONDON (Reuters) - Cardiff City missed the chance to go second in the Championship when they lost 1-0 at home to Preston North End on Friday.

Captain Tom Clarke scored Preston’s winner in the 90th minute with a close-range header to condemn Cardiff to a third successive defeat.

Wolverhampton Wanderers top the standings by eight points from Bristol City and Cardiff while Preston climbed to seventh, one point below the playoff spots.

Millwall beat London rivals Queens Park Rangers 1-0 in Friday’s other game thanks to Steve Morison’s 55th-minute strike.

Reporting by Ed Osmond; Editing by Gene Cherry

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