Result: Nottingham Forest have just enough to beat Preston North End

Nottingham Forest see off Preston North End in their FA Cup fourth-round replay match at Deepdale.

Nottingham Forest have progressed to the next round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win against Preston North End this evening.

Preston looked to apply some early pressure, with Kevin Davies making a run out wide before crossing in for Neil Kilkenny, who was running towards goal. However, Dorus de Vries came off his line to claim the ball.

Lee Holmes (L) of Preston North End and Jamie Mackie (R) of Nottingham Forest challenge for the ball during the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match on February 5, 2014

The home side continued to look stronger than their opponents in the opening 10 minutes, but Forest soon started to attack.

Lee Holmes searched for a teammate outside the box, but decided to take the shot and saw his effort go wide. However, Billy Davies's side were ahead just three minutes later.

Declan Rudd punched the ball away from a corner, but Jamie Mackie was waiting outside the box and drilled it into the net after exchanging passes with Matt Derbyshire.

Davies forced De Vries into a good save with a backheel as the home side looked for an equaliser before the break.

Holmes had a chance to power the ball in following Keith Keane's flick, but De Vries got out to parry it away.

Davies unleashed a powerful strike from 20 yards out which went wide, and Mackie almost got in for his second, but he was crowded out in the box.

Simon Cox then thought that he had added a second for Forest, but a late flag from the official ruled out his half-volley from the middle of the box.

Preston striker Davies tried a low strike in the box, but it was deflected away by a block from Greg Halford. However, the home players appealed for a penalty, believing that the midfielder handled the ball, but the referee said no.

The Lilywhites pushed forwards as the match reached stoppage time, and Joe Garner beat three Forest defenders before hitting the crossbar with a powerful shot.

Forest wrapped up the win and their place in the fifth round thanks to Darius Henderson's volley from 25 yards.

Lee Holmes (L) of Preston North End and Jamie Mackie (R) of Nottingham Forest challenge for the ball during the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match on February 5, 2014
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