Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes scored his second hat-trick in two games as promotion-rivals Preston were easily dispatched.
His first was a gift, with keeper Iain Turner's mis-kicked clearance allowing Rhodes to slot into an empty net.
Rhodes then met Jack Hunt's delivery to head home before scoring his third with a cool finish from inside the box.
The visitors' consolation came shortly after, Juvhel Tsoumou stealing in at the far post to fire home.
Rhodes has now scored 11 goals in all competitions for Huddersfield this season, with a further five goals for Scotland's under-21s.
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Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark tells BBC Radio Leeds:
"He [Jordan Rhodes] is a terrific squad player and 13 goals in five games is phenomenal.
"If there's one lad that wants it it's him and he's a credit to himself and his family and he loves football.
"I've played with some of the best strikers in the world and I have never seen them have this type of score ratio."