Emil Riis was given a start up front alongside Maguire and starred in a 3-1 victory over a Swansea side who played high risk football which played into the hands of Preston.
Early in the game Riis broke through into the box and it appeared that he was brought down by the chasing defender but the referee simply pointed for a goal kick.
The visitors did take the lead when they cut through Preston's defence with ease. Piroe then went through on goal to score past Iversen. Surprisingly, Swansea didn't really trouble the Preston backline for the rest of the game.
North End were soon level. A cross found its way to Van den Berg at the back post. He managed to turn and beat his marker before firing back across goal into the net. It was an excellent finish to equalise.
Preston then had the majority of possession and chances. Riis was played through on goal but couldn't round the keeper to finish and it seemd like the home side may regret not scoring.
Just before the break North End took the lead when the ball fell to Riis again. This time he was more composed and managed to smash home to give Preston the lead.
In the second half Riis was again through on goal but he was brought down by the keeper outside the box. A yellow card was shown to the keeper but justice was really done when Whiteman curled the free kick into the far corner.
Preston remained on top for the remainder of the game and saw out victory to take all three points. It was a marked improvement from the first couple of performances this season and gives hope that North End can move up the table.