Alan Browne's double gave Preston all three points as they saw off Huddersfield Town 2-1 at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.
The Corkman struck twice in two minutes in the second half to overturn a 1-0 deficit after Fraizer Campbell had put the home side ahead early on.
James McClean got himself on the scoresheet as Stoke City leapfrogged Brentford with a 3-2 win at the Bet365 Stadium.
The Derryman struck in the 35th minute, his goal sandwiched between Steven Fletcher's ninth-minute effort and Tyrese Campbell's finish just before the hour mark.
Stoke made hard work of it however, Marcus Forss pulled not one, but two back for the visitors as the hosts were left clinging on for the points that took them up to eighth spot in the table.
Over at Carrow Road, it was very much a mixed bag for the Irish internationals on duty as Norwich entertained Wycombe.
The hosts took the spoils 2-1, but Ireland striker Adam Idah, a second-half substitute, was sent off - harshly, according to some observers - for the Canaries late on while Daryl Horgan started, but was replaced, for Wanderers.
It was Reading's day once again, however, as their 3-0 romp at home to Rotherham United saw them stretch their lead at the top of the table to five points.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Watford and Bournemouth shared the spoils at Vicarage Road with a 1-1 draw. That proved a popular scoreline on the day as fixtures involving Bristol v Swansea, Cardiff v Middlesbrough and Millwall v Barnsley all ended with a pair of goals shared between the sides.
Luton Town took all three points with a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, QPR and Birmingham finished goalless while visitors Blackburn belted Coventry 4-0.
Bristol City and Watford sit just off the pace set by highflying Reading while basement boys Wednesday and Horgan's Wycombe are both still waiting on their first points of the season.