After finding the top corner in terrific style this afternoon, Jordan Hugill divulged to iFollow that he'd been working precisely on left footed volleys in the lead up to the game.
It was a fantastic goal which saw North End take the lead, albeit briefly after trailing at half-time through a George Honeyman goal.
The goal deflected kindly into the path of Hugill, who rifled a first time volley into the top corner to the delight of the 25-year-old who spoke to iFollow after the game.
"We do a bit on left footed volleys on the training ground and it's kind of paying off." said Hugill after the game.
"It's a good thing for me as I've not scored a goal for a few games now so it's nice to get another one no matter how it goes in, whether it's top corner or whether it dribbles in, I don't mind and it's another one to add to my tally."
Jordan's wonder strike was coupled with Josh Harrop's fine free kick which found the opposite top corner to draw North End level, and Hugill was equally as appreciative over Harrop's goal.
Hugill added: "Josh was a bit worried that it took a bit of deflection but it's a great free kick and he's shown technically what he's capable of and what he can do.
Both goals came in the midst of a 15 minutes response which saw North End turn the game around after trailing at half-time - and although the Black Cats soon equalised, Hugill credited the attitude of his team-mates after maintaining their unbeaten start at Deepdale.
Hugill added: "It's pleasing to see the reaction and that's not the first time it's happened and that just shows the characters we've got in the changing room at the moment.
"We've got a lot of people willing to stick their chests out and that's what we did today and we came out fighting, got the two goals, obviously it's unfortunate with their second goal but it's a point at the end of the day and we'll take the unbeaten run and work on a few things and keep the run going."
Watch Jordan's full interview on iFollow now.