The FA Cup - Third Round
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Wycombe Wanderers 1-5 Preston North End

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FA Cup: Wycombe 1-5 Preston highlights

Championship side Preston North End eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a thumping victory at League Two Wycombe Wanderers.

Josh Harrop's fine free-kick put Preston ahead after just 87 seconds and Alan Browne's volley made it 2-0.

Luke O'Nien pulled one back before the break as his deflected cross went in.

Preston then ran riot with Daryl Horgan drilling in, Browne scoring a penalty after Dan Scarr fouled Paul Huntington and Harrop heading in a fifth.

The draw for the fourth round takes place on Monday, 8 January, and will be live on BBC Two from 19:00 GMT.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth:

"The upset went out of the window in the first minute and we were outdone by a much better team today.

"Fair play to Alex Neil, he's got his team working really well.

"It's the best Preston team I've seen for a long, long time and I think they've got a real chance this year of making the play-offs."

Preston boss Alex Neil:

"Whenever you come away to any lower-league opposition, the first thing you're going to have to do is match them for effort, endeavour, willingness to win and willingness to work.

"We did all that and what we've got is some real quality players within our group and I thought that shone and came through.

"I thought the standard of some of the goals was excellent."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Brown
  • 8Bean
  • 28Scarr
  • 6El-Abd
  • 3JacobsonSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 79'minutes
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forDe Havillandat 45'minutes
  • 17O'Nien
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forKashketat 71'minutes
  • 22Freeman
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 23Tyson

Substitutes

  • 4Gape
  • 11Kashket
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 15Southwell
  • 19De Havilland
  • 25Mackail-Smith
  • 30Ma-Kalambay

Preston

  • 1Rudd
  • 15WoodsSubstituted forBoyleat 79'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 3Cunningham
  • 8Browne
  • 19Welsh
  • 10Harrop
  • 7Horgan
  • 37RobinsonSubstituted forGallagherat 84'minutes
  • 39BodinSubstituted forJohnsonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Vermijl
  • 6Boyle
  • 11Johnson
  • 12Gallagher
  • 25O'Connor
  • 28Hudson
  • 29Barkhuizen
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
4,928

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Preston North End 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Preston North End 5.

Attempt saved. Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Andrew Boyle (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Boyle (Preston North End).

Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Preston North End 5. Josh Harrop (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Cunningham.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Alan Browne (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Paul Gallagher replaces Callum Robinson.

Attempt saved. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Marcus Bean.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Joe Jacobson.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Andrew Boyle replaces Calum Woods.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Daniel Johnson replaces Billy Bodin.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Preston North End 4. Alan Browne (Preston North End) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Dan Scarr (Wycombe Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Preston North End. Paul Huntington draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Nick Freeman.

Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Marcus Bean.

Attempt blocked. Alan Browne (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Will De Havilland.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Scott Kashket replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Josh Harrop (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Billy Bodin (Preston North End).

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

Hand ball by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Will De Havilland.

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