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Wycombe 1 Preston 5 - stats,reaction,highlights
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Wycombe 1 Preston 5 - stats,reaction,highlights

Saturday 6th January 2018

FA Cup Third Round


Wycombe: Brown, Bean, El-Abd, Scarr, Jacobson (sub 79 Cowan-Hall), OíNien, Saunders (sub HT De Havilland), Bloomfield (sub 71 Kashket), Freeman, Akinfenwa, Tyson - subs not used: Ma-Kalambay, Gape, Southwell, Mackail-Smith.

Scorers: O'Nien 45+1

Bookings: none

Preston: Rudd, Cunningham, Clarke, Horgan, Browne, Harrop, Woods (sub 79 Boyle), Welsh, Huntington, Robinson (sub 84 Gallagher), Bodin (sub 79 Johnson) - subs: Hudson, Vermijl, OíConnor, Barkhuizen

Scorers: Harrop 2, 85, Browne 38, 78 (pen), Horgan 50

Bookings: Boyle 89

Referee: Peter Bankes

Attendance: 4,928 (791 away)

Team Changes

Three changes from the side that had beaten Forest Green Rovers on New Year's Day

In: Adam El-Abd, Marcus Bean, Nathan Tyson
Out: Dominic Gape, Will De Havilland, Craig Mackail-Smith

Scott Kashkett returned on the bench - included in the matchday squad for the first time since final game of last season at home Cambridge in May 2017.


Gareth Ainsworth

"The chance of an upset went out of the window in the first minute. We were outdone by a much better team. Fair play to Alex, he has his team working really well. They were fluid and they are are a really good team.

"They are the best Preston side I have seen for a long, long time and I think they have a real chance of the play-offs this year. There is a gulf in class in the leagues. We are playing one of the form teams of the Championship and they were excellent and we were definitely beaten by the better team.

"We had one or two moments but nothing like we have against teams in League Two. I thought at times we showed them a lot of respect and that was disappointing. We dropped off a lot and their front three caused us all sorts of problems."

"It was great to see [Scott Kashett] get some minutes. He nearly scored at the end which would have been fantastic for him. To have him back in the squad and on the pitch is phenomenal for us and it is a real indication of where we want to go and we have good options up top now."

"[Their third] goal knocked the stuffing out of us. It was a slightly different teamtalk to what is was going to be thanks to our goal just before half-time. I thought we had a glimmer of getting another but it wasn't to be and Preston deserved what they got."

On the Preston fans

ďIíve given my all for every club Iíve played for and Iím really pleased the Preston fans remembered that. They were great and Iíve got a lot of affinity for Preston. Itís the team I made my league debut for.If it wasnít for Preston North End I wouldnít be sat here now speaking as a manager after a football career.ďIt goes both ways the respect and I really do that they get promoted and do well in the FA Cup."


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This was Wanderers biggest defeat in the FA Cup as a Football League club and the heaviest since the 5-1 home defeat to VS Rugby at the 4th Qualiying stage on 10th October 1986.

However, there have been higher losing margins for Wanderers in the FA Cup in the non-League days.

On 17th October 1964 Wanderers suffered a 7-0 away defeat to Hayes at the 4th Qualifying stage, while there was a 9-0 reverse at Slough on 2nd October 1926 in the 1st Qualifying Round.

The highest home FA Cup defeat for Wanderers remains an 8-0 hammering by Reading way back on 28th October 1899 at what was then the 3rd Qualifying Round.

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