Since the FA Cup defeat in January Alex Neil has had a more settled side with a number of players back from injury and suspension. Coupled with the impact of the January signings Preston have put together an unbeaten run which sees them sit comfortably in midtable.
Norwich were flying high but Preston dismantled them with a clinical display. Davies headed home early on and Preston never really looked back.
Fisher was fouled in the box and Gallagher converted the spot kick. Norwich had a chance to get back in the game after Pearson was adjudged to have committed a foul in the box. Rudd save the pnealty kick.
Potts also hit the bar in the first half and Preston were on top. Norwich came strong after the break but couldn't force home any advantage. The game was then finished off when Browne saw his spectacular shot rebound off the bar to Maguire who expertly finished.
The visitors managed to get a consolation very late in the game. The high energy performance from midweek could not transcend to Saturday's home game with Forest.
The visitors were set up well being difficult to breakdown. Preston tried going wide but had little joy against a resolute away team. Forest had the ball in the net in the second half but the goal was ruled out for a foul on Rudd.
Changes were made as Maguire was being pounded by a very physical centre back pairing. Stockley had more joy but Preston could not break the deadlock and Neil admitted the team were jaded.
North End now have time to recover before they travel to the capital to face Millwall on Saturday as they near the magical 50 point mark which will secure Championship football for next season.