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."

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