Preston are still without a win in League One after a Shaun Williams penalty earned MK Dons a point.
The hosts went ahead when Anthony Kay turned into his own net, only for Jason Banton to equalise with a piledriver from long range.
Joe Garner pounced on Jon Otsemobor's short backpass to restore North End's advantage.
But Williams levelled from the spot after Chris Humphrey felled Samir Carruthers.
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MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"To come to Preston North End today and put a performance on like that shows it was a statement of intent from the players to me, I think.
"I see glimpses of him (Jason Banton) in training and he's unstoppable. I see glimpses of him on the pitch which are unacceptable. He's got a long way to go but I think the world of the boy. It was nice for him to score the goal and it is a wonder goal.
"It's a good side that their manager has assembled and I thought we more than deserved the point today.
"The interesting thing for me now is that our players are becoming more obvious on the eye to fans. We wanted a philosophy and an ethos that people could associate certain types of players with MK Dons and he's (Samir Carruthers) definitely an MK Dons style of player."