Iain Hume headed a last-minute winner as Preston came from 2-1 down to knock Crewe out of the Carling Cup.
North End had a dream start when Crewe defender Matt Tootle turned Jamie Proctor's header into his own net.
But Shaun Miller volleyed the Alex level at the second attempt and David Artell headed home Nick Powell's corner to put them ahead.
Preston equalised when Daniel Devine's shot deflected off Neil Mellor before Hume nodded in Danny Mayor's cross.
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Preston North End manager Phil Brown told BBC Radio Lancashire:
"Six goals on Saturday and five goals tonight, that's 11 goals in two games at Deepdale, I suppose everyone goes home happy.
"Not for me, I'm a clean sheet man and that's the only reason we won the game in the second half.
"We decided to put our heads in and put bodies on the line and stop balls from getting into our goal area too easily."