Dean Smith admitted that Brentford had to adapt their style of play to come away with all three points from Preston.
The Bees are normally a side who prefer to play it out from the back but Alex Neil's side press so high up that they felt it would be better to take fewer risks in their defensive third.
The tactics paid off as Smith's side came away from Deepdale with a 3-2 win.
The head coach said: “I think Preston are a good team and we knew it would be difficult. We had to play a bit differently to how we would normally and we felt we had to play beyond the press which we did.
“We didn't take as many risks through Daniel Bentley as we would normally and picked up the second ball higher in their half.
“I thought they started the game better than we did. We grew into the game and then started finding spaces once we played past the press a few times.
“We got on the ball and moved and scored some well-worked goals.”
Brentford scored some well-worked goals but the pick of the bunch was the third as the Bees, who had just seen their lead slip for a second time, worked the ball around the Preston defence for Ollie Watkins to tap in at the back post from Florian Jozefzoon's cross.
Smith added: “It was a great goal. Kamo, who I thought was outstanding, covered every blade of grass.
“It was a great touch on a clearance that put Flo in. It was a great one two and then Ollie does what Ollie does at the back post and gets what ends up being the winner.”
There were things to work on defensively as Sean Maguire was given too much freedom to cancel out Nico Yennaris' opener, while Josh Clarke's clearance was returned with thunder into the net by Tom Barkhuizen but Smith wasn't overly disappointed.
He explained: “Their lad scores from 20 yards with a great strike and a half volley from the box and you have to say well done for that.
“They put us under pressure when they conceded the third. We're more disappointed with the first goal.
“A lack of communication allowed Maguire come inside to finish. It was the only time I saw him stay on his feet but we should have defended it better.”