FA Cup third round: Wrexham claim upset win in seven-goal thriller

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Wrexham claimed a sensational 4-3 upset victory over Championship side Coventry City in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

The Welsh side -- owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney -- were engaged in a seven-goal thriller as they beat Coventry, a side three tiers above them.

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Sam Dalby and Elliot Lee got the National League side off to a flying start with a pair of early goals in the opening 20 minutes before Coventry's Ben Sheaf pulled one back toward the end of the first half.

Wrexham's Thomas O'Connor restored their two-goal advantage with a header on the stroke of half-time.

Coventry's Jonathan Panzo was sent off on 57 minutes for a handball in his own penalty box, with Paul Mullin converting for Wrexham's fourth, which looked to have spelled the end for the hosts.

But Coventry refused to roll over. First, substitute Viktor Gyokeres pulled one back on 67 minutes before Kasey Palmer netted a free-kick shortly after to set up a tense final period.

Despite Coventry's efforts, Wrexham held on to claim a memorable victory and a place in the fourth round.

Elsewhere in Saturday's third-round ties, holders Liverpool were held to a 2-2 home draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield to force a replay at Molineux.

Premier League sides Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, West Ham United and Southampton all reached round four.

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Newcastle, who sit third in the top flight, fell two goals behind as League One (third-tier) side Sheffield Wednesday's Josh Windass netted twice in the second half.

Substitute Bruno Guimaraes pulled one back for Newcastle in the 69th minute when he tapped in from close range after goalkeeper Cameron Dawson kept out Chris Wood's initial effort from a corner, but it was little more than a consolation.

The world's oldest football tournament has a reputation for upsets and Nottingham Forest, who made 11 changes from the side 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 home to Championship leaders Burnley, with the Cherries suffering their fifth consecutive defeat in all competitions.

Leicester City, who won the Cup in 2021, progressed with a 1-0 win at Gillingham who are bottom of the Football League.

Southampton put aside their poor league form to come from behind and beat fellow top-flight side Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park with Adam Armstrong scoring the winner after the visitors had levelled with a James Ward-Prowse free kick.

Manchester City host Chelsea on Sunday, while Premier League leaders Arsenal have to wait until Monday when they travel to third-tier Oxford United in their third round tie.