Premier League side Norwich City have a Nigeria-blooded gem in their fold as teen star Adam Idah scored a hat-trick to help the Canaries beat Preston North End 4-2, cruising into the FA Cup fourth round.
Ireland youth international Adam Idah, who was born to a Nigerian father, has only seen one minute of Premier League action for Norwich City, but on the back of his display at Preston, that will soon change.
Idah started on Saturday in the FA Cup match away to Preston North End and scored his first ever professional hat trick in only his second senior appearance for Norwich City.
The 18-year-old handed the visitors an early lead with his first Norwich goal. Onel Hernandez doubled the advantage for Daniel Farke’s side before Idah hit a stunning third from 40 yards after a Connor Ripley mistake.
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The hosts then made it 3-1 after a Billy Bodin goal, but Idah extinguished any hopes of a comeback by smashing home his third – and Norwich’s fourth – from the penalty spot.
Josh Harrop got another consolation goal for Alex Neil’s men but the day was Idah’s. The Norwich academy graduate can now aim for more minutes for the Canaries, who are bottom of the Premier League. The win sees Norwich go into the hat for Monday’s fourth-round draw.