Nick Powell
Nick Powell scored a 20-minute hat-trick to secure the win at MK Dons. Reuters

On-loan Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell helped current holders Wigan Athletic progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 extra time victory at Milton Keynes Dons.

Powell, 19, came off the bench in the 60th minute to score twice for The Latics cancelling Luke Chadwick's early goal before Marc-Antoine Fortune sealed the deal for the visitors and secure a fourth round spot at home to Crystal Palace.

"Nick is a player that excites me because he can play everywhere," said Wigan boss Uwe Rösler.

"At Man United he was one of the midfield players – today he came on as one of the midfielders, then I put him up front and in many games I've played him from a wider position coming in.

"I can also play him when I need him as a number nine because he has a fantastic physique and technique. Every time he plays for me he gives me 110% and he was fantastic tonight."

In the other ties a 20-minute hat-trick from Joe Garner gave League One Preston a shock 3-2 victory over Ipswich Town at Deepdale, the Tractor Boys' goals coming from Frank Nouble and David McGoldrick.

Meanwhile, Marco Davide Faraoni and Lewis McGugan gave Watford a 2-0 home win over Bristol City and Port Vale snatched a 3-2 victory from Plymouth despite having Chris Lines sent off. Jennison Myrie-Williams scored the winner.

Elsewhere Chris Burke scored twice to seal a 3-0 victory over Bristol Rovers while Charlton boss Chris Powell was left incensed after the Addicks were forced to make a second-half comeback to pull out 2-2 draw against League Two side Oxford United.

"That was easily the worst 45 minutes since I've been manager here," said Powell

"I told them I don't ever want to see that again from them. It was unacceptable

"Forget the pitch, it was a side that didn't play to our standards and didn't compete. I don't know why, I didn't ask questions, I just did all the talking and got a response."