Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic praised Preston after the Lilywhites came within seconds of picking up all three points at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
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The hosts needed Denis Odoi’s goal in the 96th minute to seal a point in an engaging 2-2 draw.
PNE had led 2-0 through Jordan Hugill and Sean Maguire only to be pegged back after the break, Oliver Norwood’s penalty setting up a heartbreaking finale for the visitors as Odoi profited on an uncharacteristic Maxwell error.
"They didn’t surprise us, we know they are one of the best teams off the ball,” said Jokanovic.
“We are one of the best teams on the ball.
"All credit to Preston, it’s not easy to play against them. They play at the limit with high intensity."