TO ACCLAIM ALL HEROES
free-kick finding an unmarked Kevin Lisbie, who headed down for Mathieu Baudry to lash home.
Yet it was Baudry who would cost his side three points, pulling down Craig Davies for a penalty which Joe Garner converted.
Orient boss Russell Slade was seething, calling the foul “a fantastic dive”, and he was even more irate when Preston keeper Declan Rudd appeared to save Romain Vincelot’s shot five yards outside his box.
But, after Kevin Davies missed a golden opportunity to clinch it, even Slade was happy to add his voice to the Finney tributes.
“It was a wonderful occasion,” he said. “The minute’s silence was done in spectacular fashion. Then on seven minutes, I found myself standing alongside Simon Grayson joining in the applause.
“Sometimes, people use the word legend too loosely. But Tom Finney was an absolute legend. Not just in terms of his football but also in terms of his loyalty to Preston.”
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