Wrexham claim FA Cup upset win in 7-goal thriller
Wrexham claimed a sensational 4-3 upset victory over Championship aspect Coventry City in the FA Cup third spherical on Saturday.
The Welsh aspect — owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney — have been engaged in a seven-goal thriller as they beat Coventry, a aspect three tiers above them.
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Sam Dalby and Elliot Lee received the National League aspect off to a flying begin with a pair of early objectives in the opening 20 minutes earlier than Coventry’s Ben Sheaf pulled one again towards the top of the primary half.
Wrexham’s Thomas O’Connor restored their two-goal benefit with a header on the stroke of half-time.
Coventry’s Jonathan Panzo was despatched off on 57 minutes for a handball in his personal penalty field, with Paul Mullin changing for Wrexham’s fourth, which seemed to have spelled the top for the hosts.
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But Coventry refused to roll over. First, substitute Viktor Gyokeres pulled one again on 67 minutes earlier than Kasey Palmer netted a free-kick shortly after to arrange a tense ultimate interval.
Despite Coventry’s efforts, Wrexham held on to claim a memorable victory and a spot in the fourth spherical.
Elsewhere in Saturday’s third-round ties, holders Liverpool have been held to a 2-2 residence draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield to power a replay at Molineux.
Premier League sides Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, West Ham United and Southampton all reached spherical 4.
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Newcastle, who sit third in the highest flight, fell two objectives behind as League One (third-tier) aspect Sheffield Wednesday’s Josh Windass netted twice in the second half.
Substitute Bruno Guimaraes pulled one again for Newcastle in the 69th minute when he tapped in from shut vary after goalkeeper Cameron Dawson stored out Chris Wood’s preliminary effort from a nook, nevertheless it was little greater than a comfort.
The world’s oldest soccer match has a status for upsets and Nottingham Forest, who made 11 modifications from the aspect that beat Southampton 1-0 in midweek, went out after slumping to a 4-1 defeat at second-tier strugglers Blackpool.
Bournemouth’s torrid run since they returned from the World Cup break continued with a 4-2 loss at residence to Championship leaders Burnley, with the Cherries struggling their fifth consecutive defeat in all competitions.
Leicester City, who received the Cup in 2021, progressed with a 1-0 win at Gillingham who’re backside of the Football League.
Southampton put apart their poor league type to come back from behind and beat fellow top-flight aspect Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park with Adam Armstrong scoring the winner after the guests had levelled with a James Ward-Prowse free kick.
Manchester City host Chelsea on Sunday, whereas Premier League leaders Arsenal have to attend till Monday after they journey to third-tier Oxford United in their third spherical tie.