Preston picked up a huge win on Friday night, beating rivals Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Ewood Park.
After some disappointing form of late, North End turned up when it really mattered to claim bragging rights in the local derby with Rovers, exorcising some demons from the 3-0 thumping at Blackburn’s hands in November.
January signings Greg Cunningham and Liam Lindsay put Preston 2-0 up, and North End held firm to claim the win after an Adam Armstrong penalty.
One of the key moments of the game came just minutes after that spot kick, as Armstrong went very close to bagging a quickfire brace.
Barry Douglas picked the ball up on the left, and whipping in a low cross to the front post, which Armstrong reached first and diverted towards goal.
Preston stopper Daniel Iversen made a stunning save low down to his right-hand side to claw the ball from almost behind him – a quite remarkable stop from the Dane.
Iversen joined on loan from Leicester City in January, and fans have already been calling for him to stay at Deepdale long-term having impressed early on with North End.
Supporters have now taken to Twitter to suggest that Iversen has the best reflexed of a Preston goalkeeper since Jordan Pickford in 2015, branding the save ‘world class’.
Others want North End to ‘break the bank’ to keep Iversen at Preston, with his ‘world class’ save against Rovers only adding to the admiration.