Preston North End recorded a 1-1 draw against Bristol City on Tuesday night, making it just one point from a possible 12 for manager Simon Grayson.
Neil Kilkenny stunned his former club with a superb long range strike to give North End the lead, but Aaron Wilbraham's powerful header late in the game meant the two newly-promoted clubs shared the spoils at Deepdale.
It could have been so different though, as Bristol City were piling the pressure on the Preston goal late on, only to run into Lilywhites goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
The 21-year-old is on a season-long loan deal from Sunderland, and whilst he had a huge act to follow in Manchester United's Sam Johnstone, who also spent time on loan at Deepdale last season, Pickford has proven his worth already this term.
The England Under-21 international had produced a number of superb displays, and that was once again the case on Tuesday night, just days after The Sun reported that Aston Villa and Tottenham are looking to sign the goalkeeper.
Pickford made four saves, including a match-saving one to deny Kieran Agard late on, and also claimed a whopping seven crosses in a man of the match display.
Preston fans took to Twitter after the game to praise Pickford's display, with one fan even branding his showing 'a goalkeeping masterclass' - which will surely please Sunderland fans as their young star gains valuable first-team experience.
Here are some of the reactions from Preston fans on Twitter after Pickford's man of the match performance against Bristol City...
Pickford was outstanding tonight by the way!!! Kept us in the game...— Greg Atkinson (@gregpne) September 15, 2015
Gutted we didn't win but we were pretty dire. Pickford was the one real bright spark from the game, sensational performance from him! #pnefc— Charlie Gregory (@CharlieGreg15) September 15, 2015
Not sure we'd have even got a point tonight if Pickford hadn't saved us— Oli Whelan (@OliWhelan) September 15, 2015
Jordan Pickford is absolutely unreal. Excellent again.— Ian McGrail (@PNEian2012) September 15, 2015
Lucky to get the point tonight. Thank goodness we had Pickford. #pnefc— Stephanie Emma (@_StephanieEmma) September 15, 2015