Despite a dominant second-half display, Preston North End had to settle for a point at home to Hull City.
Following a relatively quiet opening half to the game, PNE came out firing in the second period, with the likes of Robbie Brady and Troy Parrott coming close, but they couldn’t find the all-important opener.
Ryan Lowe named an unchanged starting XI from the opening day draw against Wigan Athletic, while Daniel Johnson was handed the armband by Alan Browne on his 300th appearance for the club.
There were fantastic scenes as the teams walked out, with those in the Town End waving hundreds of flags as they welcomed their side back to Deepdale.
Those fans were almost off their seats within just four minutes of kick-off, as Emil Riis tested Matt Ingram with a low fizzing effort, but the goalkeeper was equal to it.
Former Hull man Brady soon also tested Ingram, before at the other end both Jacob Greaves and Óscar Estupiñán saw efforts go narrowly over the crossbar.
Brady so nearly gave his side the lead inside the opening minute of the second half, as he saw a powerful right-footed effort take a nick off a defender and strike the goalkeeper’s right-hand post.
Troy Parrott then came close on two occasions to opening his account for the club, both times being denied by Ingram, with the second effort being a superb piledriving strike from 25 yards.
Browne was next to come close, as he got on the end of Parrott’s knockdown and had a close-range effort turned behind by Ingram, however, a goal-kick was awarded.
Ben Woodburn came on off the bench and showed incredible skill to beat his man and send a ball over the top with the outside of his boot, to send Parrott through on goal, but again Ingram was there to thwart the striker.
North End kept knocking on the door, however, the goal just didn't arrive for the Lilywhites.
PNE line-up: Woodman; Storey, Lindsay, Hughes; Potts (Fernández, 66), Whiteman, Browne, Johnson (Woodburn, 79), Brady; Parrott, Riis. Subs not used: Cornell, Bauer, McCann, Ledson, O’Neill.
Hull City line-up: Ingram; Jones, Figueiredo, Greaves; Coyle, Seri (Williams, 85), Slater, Sayyadmanesh; Tufan (Cannon, 81), Tetteh (Elder, 59), Estupiñán (Covil, 59). Subs not used: Robson, McLoughlin, Wilks.
Attendance: 15,816 (1,610 away fans).
Referee: Mr J Simpson.