FA Cup: Wrexham, Blackpool, Fleetwood & Sheffield Wednesday all produce shocks

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Wrexham fans observe  during their team's 4-3 triumph   implicit    Coventry City successful  the FA Cup 3rd  round.
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Wrexham, Blackpool, Fleetwood Town and Sheffield Wednesday each produced shocks connected an breathtaking time of enactment successful the 3rd circular of the FA Cup connected Saturday.

The Welsh squad play successful the National League, the 5th tier of English football, but Phil Parkinson's broadside edged retired Championship outfit Coventry City successful a thrilling contention distant from home.

Wrexham went 2-0 up wrong 20 minutes and led 3-1 astatine half-time. And their spot successful the adjacent circular looked harmless erstwhile Paul Mullin made it 4-1 from the punishment spot aft 58 minutes and Coventry's Jonathan Panzo was sent disconnected for handball.

But Coventry scored successful the 69th and 76th minutes to acceptable up an breathtaking finale, with the Welsh broadside hanging connected to instrumentality their spot successful the FA Cup 4th circular for the archetypal clip since 2000.

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Also connected Saturday, Championship broadside Blackpool impressed successful an emphatic 4-1 triumph implicit the Premier League's Nottingham Forest.

Steve Cooper's broadside were good beaten arsenic Blackpool dominated and Marvin Ekipeta enactment them up successful the archetypal fractional earlier goals from Ian Poveda, CJ Hamilton and Jerry Yates in the 2nd half. Forest bagged a consolation done Jerry Yates successful added time.

In different surprise, League One outfit Fleetwood Town knocked retired Championship broadside QPR with a 2-1 triumph implicit the Londoners astatine the Highbury Stadium to marque the 4th circular of the FA Cup for the archetypal clip successful their history.

Toto Nsiala and Promise Omochere scored the goals for Fleetwood to cancel retired Sam Field's opener for QPR and nonstop the Cod Army through.

And aboriginal on, Josh Windass netted doubly for Sheffield Wednesday (also successful League One these days) arsenic the Owls amazingly bushed top-flight Newcastle United 2-1.

Newcastle missed a fig of wide chances, but yet fell to lone their 2nd decision of the play arsenic Sheffield Wednesday took their spot successful the adjacent circular connected a peculiar evening for the fans astatine Hillsborough.

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Ben Hayward is Weekend Editor for FourFourTwo. A European shot writer with implicit 15 years’ experience, helium has covered games each implicit the satellite - including 3 World Cups, respective Champions League finals, Euros, Copa América - and has spent overmuch of that clip successful Spain. He presently divides his clip betwixt Barcelona and London.