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Barkhuizen: South Africa prospect dazzles as Preston North End see off Wigan Athletic

19:10 EAT 08/02/2020
Tom Barkhuizen
The player of South African descent played a starring role as the Lilywhites grabbed maximum points at the DW Stadium

Tom Barkhuizen scored a goal and made an assist as Preston North End secured a 2-1 away win against Wigan Athletic in Saturday's Championship encounter.

Barkhuizen got the visitors to a flying start at the DW Stadium with his seventh-minute opener which took his tally to eight league goals this season.

His effort separated both teams at half-time but three minutes after the restart, he assisted Daniel Johnson to double Preston North End's lead.

Cheyenne Dunkley's 57th-minute goal was not enough to inspire Wigan's comeback as the Lilywhites extended their unbeaten streak to five games.

Barkhuizen featured for the entire duration of the game while Egypt's Sam Morsy was on parade for Wigan Athletic as Nigeria's Leon Balogun watched on as an unused substitute.

Preston North End climbed to sixth in the play-offs zone with 50 points after 31 games while Wigan are 22nd in the relegation zone with 29 points.