Wrexham miss out on Hollywood ending as Sheff Utd score 94th-minute winner in FA Cup and Grimsby stun Luton in thrashing
WREXHAM’s Hollywood FA Cup run came to a cruel end as they were dumped out by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in a fourth-round replay.
The Blades looked like they’d assert their dominance over the National League side early on, controlling large parts of the possession and registering significantly higher passing accuracy and shots.
And they found a breakthrough just after the restart through highly rated defender Anel Ahmedhodzic.
The 23-year-old continued his run into the Wrexham penalty area and kept a cool head as he fired in at the near post.
But Wrexham weren’t going to go down without a fight and won a spot-kick just nine minutes after Ahmedhodzic’s opener.
Paul Mullin stepped up and thumped home the equaliser – his 28th of the season and his eighth in the FA Cup alone.
With 20 minutes to go, Wrexham found themselves with another penalty-kick, and a golden chance to give themselves a shot at dumping Sheffield United OUT – but Mullin had his shot saved by Adam Davies despite it being a clean strike.
Sheffield were unlucky to not be awarded a penalty close to handball at full-time – but the non-league side escaped punishment with VAR not in play.
And the Championship side stuck a blade into Wrexham and twisted it in one final, cruel blow with two injury time goals.
Billy Sharp scored followed by Premier League-linked Sander Berge.
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Sheffield will now contest a fifth-round tie against Tottenham, ending Wrexham’s incredible FA Cup journey under A-listers Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
Elsewhere, League Two Grimsby shocked Luton Town.
The home side found themselves 3-0 up at half-time, and held their nerve after the restart, keeping a clean sheet and setting up a fifth-round date with Premier League Southampton.
League One Fleetwood stunned third tier side Sheffield Wednesday.
On-loan winger Carlos Mendes Gomes netted the winner to see off the table toppers.
Fleetwood will now play Burnley, who dumped out Ipswich with a 2-1 win.
A Nathan Tella brace fired the Championship leaders into the fifth round.
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