North End travelled to Reading for a Friday night game before the Sky television cameras. It is a venue where Preston have faired poorly over the past couple of decades.
Ryan Lowe went into the game hoping to keep the momentum after a late winner against Middlesbrough was followed by a midweek win against Swansea. He wasn't disappointed by the time of the final whistle.
The first half had little by way of an entertainment factor. It was a snooze fest with no real attempts on target. That all changed shortly into the second period.
Brady was on top form and curled in yet another inch perfect ball. Evans who was starting successive games managed to nod the ball onwards and past the keeper for his first league goal in almost a year.
Reading then came back in the game rather fortunately. Brady was adjudged to have brought down his opponent in the box although he was very unlucky as the attacker clearly left his trailing leg to be caught.
Joao scored his customary goal against Preston by converting from the spot but the scored weren't level for long as Preston attacked on the break.
Woodburn held the ball up well and offloaded to Evans who drove into the box and arrowed a shot into the corner to give Preston all three points.
North End now sit sixth as they enter the final week before the prolonged Word Cup break. They will want to head into the break with a good performance at home to Millwall.