Ryan Reynolds struck a forlorn determine when Sheffield United scored a last-gasp equalizer within the first assembly between his facet, Wrexham, and the Blades.
Nevertheless, the Hollywood actor turned soccer proprietor will probably be feeling sick to his abdomen for a second time because the Blades repeated the feat in Tuesday night’s FA Cup replay.
Wrexham confirmed the perfect of themselves on the pitch at Bramall Lane, taking the sport to a group that at present sits second within the Championship, and can seemingly be again within the Premier League subsequent season.
Regardless of a assured begin on the most important stage lots of their gamers can have skilled, it was a first-half with none actual moments of brilliance.
James McAtee has been certainly one of Sheffield United’s extra artistic gamers this time period, however he spurned the group’s finest likelihood.
Sheffield United broke away on the counter-attack simply earlier than half-time, with the Manchester Metropolis loanee working with the ball.
He had the right likelihood the slide the ball throughout to Billy Sharp and open the scoring, however as a substitute he went himself and curled a side-footed shot huge of the submit.
Wrexham confirmed their character
The second-half was a energetic affair, with Sheffield United taking a lead in emphatic model with simply 5 minutes performed.
A defensive slip allowed Anel Ahmedhodzic to interrupt into the Wrexham penalty space, and the Bosnian defender powered a hellacious shot into the roof of the web.
This objective did little to dampen the spirit of the visiting facet, and Wrexham had the possibility to attract degree simply 9 minutes later.
A penalty was awarded for an ungainly problem and Paul Mullin transformed his penalty with energy and intent.
That is the place the story turned bitter for Reynolds and co… because the guests have been awarded a second penalty for a poorly thought-out sliding problem inside the realm.
With 12 minutes left to play Mullin as soon as once more stepped up from 12 yards, however his powerfully struck effort wasn’t as excessive as the primary and goalkeeper Adam Davies was capable of parry it clear.
Because the match headed into injury-time, a long-ball was performed into the Wrexham half, which with out strain would have been simply defended, but it rolled underneath the center-back’s studs and straight into the trail of Sharp.
The English ahead took full benefit and slotted the ball into the underside nook of the web.
With the visiting facet piling gamers ahead, Sander Berge was capable of rating one other objective on the break, hitting the roof of the web with a effective strike, bringing to an finish Wrexham’s Hollywood FA Cup run and reserving Sheffield United a tie with Tottenham Hotspur.