Norwich breezed past Championship side Preston to progress to the fourth round of the FA cup for the first time since 2013, thanks to a hat-trick from eighteen year old Adam Idah.

It took just 90 seconds for the academy graduate to net his first goal in yellow green, as he coolly fired past Connor Ripley after a delightful through ball from Marco Steipermann.

The second came soon after, this time it was Onel Hernandez. Admittedly, the Preston shot stopper didn’t have his best afternoon and his string of mistakes started with him failing to save a driven shot from the edge of the box by Hernandez. It should have been a simple save but the ball ended nestled in the Preston net.

The pick of the bunch came next through young Irishman Idah.  Ripley raced out of his box to intercept an attempted pass by Steipermann but the ball fell to to feet of Idah who didn’t need a second invitation to shoot. He shot perfectly into the empty not from 40 yards.

Preston got one back early in the second half but Norwich restored their three goal cushion thanks to an Idah penalty, which he won, to grab his hat-trick.

Preston got their second late on with a neat finish but Norwich weren’t troubled much late on.