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Preston North End's 2-1 friendly win over Burnley watched by former boss and ex Manchester United manager David Moyes

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Pre season friendlies aren't usually something that high profile names take the time to watch, but that wasn't the case at Deepdale last night as Preston beat local rivals Burnley.

Former Preston manager David Moyes, who was most recently in charge at Premier League giants Manchester United, watched his old side come from behind to beat recently promoted Burnley.

Burnley, who will make their top flight return later this month, took the lead in the first half after Preston defender Bailey Wright was caught out and dispossessed by Burnley striker Lucas Jutkiewicz, recently signed from Middlesbrough, who calmly slotted past keeper Jamie Jones.

North End responded early in the second half when Alan Browne fired home from inside the box after latching on to a block from a Joe Garner shot. And the home side secured the win in the dying minutes, with teenager Josh Brownhill thumping a spectacular 30 yard free kick into the top corner.

Moyes spent time at Deepdale as a player, before stepping up as manager to see them crowned champions of what would now be League One in 2000.

He led them to the Championship play-off final the following season, where they were beaten by Bolton 3-0.

He then spent over a decade as manager of Everton, before being sounded out as the replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson last summer.

His spell at Manchester United proved to be an ill fated one, and he was sacked towards the end of last season, and has since been taking time out of football.

But with the new season looming, speculation will undoubtedly surface about where Moyes' next job will be, with him linked to a host of Premier League clubs at the end of last season, as well as a potential move abroad.

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