Nicky Wroe struck twice as League One Preston demolished Crystal Palace to claim a second Championship scalp in this season's League Cup.

The hosts burst out of the blocks with Wroe tapping in after only 68 seconds.

Akpo Sodje bundled home Preston's second before Aaron Wilbraham headed Palace back into the game.

But Jeffrey Monakana's stunning strike restored the home side's two-goal margin four minutes later and Wroe drove in his second to seal the rout.

Palace boss Dougie Freedman rested a number of key players but this should take nothing away from Preston's victory.

Having disposed of Huddersfield in round one courtesy of a 2-0 win at Deepdale it quickly became apparent they were in the mood for another significant result.

Wroe gave them the perfect platform following good work from Sodje, who then scored himself after Paul Huntington's powerful header was cleared off the line by Darcy Blake.

Wilbraham narrowed the deficit from six yards but Monakana soon added a third for the hosts in spectacular fashion and they wrapped things up when Wroe shot in off the post via Lewis Price's outstretched glove.

Match Stats

Shots

9 16

On target

9 5

Corners

5 8

Fouls

12 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:40 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:44

The ball is sent over by Owen Garvan, Headed effort from inside the area by Aaron Martin misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +4:44 Booking

Booking The referee books Paul Huntington for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +4:34

Foul by Paul Huntington on Andre Moritz, free kick awarded.

90:00 +3:33

The ball is crossed by Wilfried Zaha, Shot by Aaron Wilbraham from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

90:00 +2:24

The ball is sent over by Owen Garvan, clearance by David Buchanan. Corner taken by Andre Moritz, Aaron Martin takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

90:00 +1:04

Short corner taken by Jeffrey Monakana from the right by-line.

89:28

Andre Moritz produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

88:36

Free kick crossed left-footed by Owen Garvan, Paul Huntington manages to make a clearance.

88:36 Booking

Booking Chris Beardsley booked.

88:32

Chris Beardsley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart O'Keefe.

87:59

Chris Beardsley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart O'Keefe. Dean Moxey restarts play with the free kick.

85:56

A cross is delivered by Wilfried Zaha, clearance by Paul Huntington.

85:09

Corner taken right-footed by Owen Garvan from the right by-line, David Buchanan makes a clearance.

84:55

Dean Moxey crosses the ball, Bailey Wright makes a clearance.

83:46

Effort on goal by Wilfried Zaha from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

82:37

Andre Moritz takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.

78:46

Darcy Blake takes the free kick.

78:46 Booking

Booking David Buchanan booked for dissent.

78:32

John Welsh challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick.

77:39

Effort on goal by Wilfried Zaha from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

76:39

Dean Moxey sends in a cross, Chris Robertson makes a clearance. Andre Moritz takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen. Andre Moritz takes a shot. Paul Huntington gets a block in.

76:17

Centre by Scott Laird.

74:29

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Nicky Wroe from left wing, Joel Ward makes a clearance.

74:29 Booking

Booking Booking for Wilfried Zaha for unsporting behaviour.

73:53

Wilfried Zaha concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Beardsley.

72:48

Dean Moxey produces a cross.

69:37

The ball is swung over by Dean Moxey, clearance by Paul Huntington. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Owen Garvan, Bailey Wright manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Dean Moxey from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

69:01

Joel Ward delivers the ball, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

68:18

Nicky Wroe crosses the ball, Lewis Price makes a save.

66:44

Save made by Steve Simonsen.

66:44 Substitution

Substitution Chris Beardsley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Akpo Sodje.

66:44

Dean Moxey delivers the ball, Bailey Wright manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Owen Garvan from the left by-line,

65:05

Jeffrey Monakana crosses the ball, clearance by Stuart O'Keefe.

63:42 Substitution

Substitution Owen Garvan on for Jonathan Williams.

62:06

Assist by Jeffrey Monakana.

62:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicky Wroe - Preston 4 - 1 C Palace Nicky Wroe grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 4-1 Crystal Palace.

61:05

Centre by Jonathan Williams, blocked by John Welsh. Corner taken left-footed by Andre Moritz, clearance made by Paul Huntington.

59:36

Effort on goal by Andre Moritz from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

58:30

The ball is crossed by David Buchanan, Joel Ward gets a block in. Corner taken by Nicky Wroe from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Aaron Wilbraham.

57:36 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with David Buchanan coming on for William Hayhurst.

57:10

Centre by Jeffrey Monakana.

56:13

William Hayhurst fouled by Darcy Blake, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Laird takes the direct free kick.

56:13 Booking

Booking Darcy Blake goes into the book.

55:50

Short corner taken by Andre Moritz from the left by-line.

54:44

Unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by John Welsh results in a free kick. Darcy Blake restarts play with the free kick.

53:44

Stuart O'Keefe has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

52:39

Aaron Wilbraham crosses the ball, Bailey Wright gets a block in.

50:49

Corner taken left-footed by Andre Moritz, save made by Steve Simonsen.

49:53

Centre by Andre Moritz, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

47:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andre Moritz by John Welsh. Andre Moritz crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Scott Laird makes a clearance.

46:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Akpo Sodje on Joel Ward. Direct free kick taken by Darcy Blake.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Kyle De Silva goes off and Andre Moritz comes on.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Wilfried Zaha is brought on as a substitute for Kwesi Appiah.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Chris Robertson comes on in place of Keith Keane.

45:00 +3:03 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +2:39

Shot on goal by Dean Moxey from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

45:00 +2:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Scott Laird. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kyle De Silva, Paul Huntington manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:13

Direct free kick taken by Lewis Price.

45:00 +1:13 Booking

Booking Akpo Sodje is cautioned.

45:00 +1:12

Akpo Sodje concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Moxey.

44:24

Aaron Wilbraham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Huntington. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

44:01

The ball is delivered by John Welsh, save by Lewis Price.

40:31

Assist on the goal came from Scott Laird.

40:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Jeffrey Monakana - Preston 3 - 1 C Palace Goal scored by Jeffrey Monakana from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Preston 3-1 Crystal Palace.

38:39

Kwesi Appiah is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

36:30

Jonathan Williams provided the assist for the goal.

36:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron Wilbraham - Preston 2 - 1 C Palace Aaron Wilbraham grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Preston 2-1 Crystal Palace.

36:16

Jonathan Williams crosses the ball,

35:22

Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Save by Lewis Price.

35:02

The offside flag is raised against Aaron Wilbraham. Scott Laird takes the free kick.

34:31

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham on John Welsh, free kick awarded. Scott Laird takes the direct free kick.

33:27

The ball is swung over by Nicky Wroe, save by Lewis Price.

32:55

Nicky Wroe takes a shot. Blocked by Darcy Blake.

31:30

Unfair challenge on William Hayhurst by Jonathan Williams results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Keith Keane.

28:06

Handball by David Wright. Steve Simonsen takes the indirect free kick.

27:34

David Wright fouled by Scott Laird, the ref awards a free kick. Lewis Price takes the free kick.

26:11

The ball is swung over by Kwesi Appiah, Aaron Wilbraham has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

25:21

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kwesi Appiah from the left by-line, Andy Procter makes a clearance.

22:12

Foul by Bailey Wright on Aaron Wilbraham, free kick awarded. David Wright crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

21:45

John Welsh challenges Aaron Wilbraham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joel Ward takes the free kick.

20:40

Dean Moxey concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Wroe. Free kick taken by Keith Keane.

19:11

Aaron Wilbraham produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

17:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Akpo Sodje - Preston 2 - 0 C Palace Akpo Sodje scores a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Preston 2-0 Crystal Palace.

16:52

The ball is crossed by Paul Huntington, save made by Lewis Price. Corner taken by Nicky Wroe from the left by-line, Paul Huntington takes a shot. Blocked by Darcy Blake.

16:06

Jeffrey Monakana fouled by Dean Moxey, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Laird delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Aaron Martin makes a clearance.

15:08

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nicky Wroe, clearance made by Aaron Wilbraham.

13:16

Dean Moxey is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

10:47

Nicky Wroe takes a shot. Lewis Price makes a save.

8:29

Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Lewis Price makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Wroe from the right by-line, David Wright makes a clearance.

2:29

Aaron Wilbraham is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

1:07

Assist on the goal came from Akpo Sodje.

1:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicky Wroe - Preston 1 - 0 C Palace Nicky Wroe finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Preston 1-0 Crystal Palace.

0:52

The ball is delivered by Jeffrey Monakana, clearance made by Aaron Martin.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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