score and latest updates from FA Cup fourth round replay

A young Wrexham fan in the stands before the FA Cup fourth round replay at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.  -Mike Egerton/PA Wire

A young Wrexham fan in the stands before the FA Cup fourth round replay at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. -Mike Egerton/PA Wire


The teams are in the tunnel.

Sheffield United in their red and white stripes and black shorts, Wrexham in pale blue instead of light blue.


A nice chat here with Bryn Law

7:15 p.m.

Paul Heckingbottom on his five changes

It’s another tough. Both teams are second in the league so we have other priorities. We have to be much more at the forefront, more aggressive. We know that we have to defend our box but when we have opportunities we have to take advantage of them. We will use the bank a lot. If we could have made more changes, we would have done it due to the schedule we have, but we are light at the moment. It’s not me disrespecting the Cup.


Phil Parkinson on his seven changes

A couple of changes were imposed by injuries and a player tied for the Cup. Freshness can be important. We fully respect Sheffield United, but we are here to attack them. I think we can create chances against them. We are better when we play that way. We accept it, enjoy the league break and give our 4,700 fans something to cheer about.

7:00 p.m.

Your teams in black and white

sheffield united Davies, Basham, Ahmedhodzic, Egan, Robinson, Osborn, Berge, Coulibaly, McAtee, Ndiaye, Sharp.
substitutes Foderingham, Lowe, Norwood, Clark, Arblaster, Brooks, Marsh, Starbuck.

Wrexham: Lainton, Forde, Cleworth, Tozer, Lennon, Mendy, Young, Jones, Cannon, Mullin, Dalby.
substitutes Watson, James, Butler, Hosannah, McAlinden, O’Connor, Lee, Palmer, Bickerstaff.

Referee Leigh Doughty (Lancashire).


Sam Dalby partners with Paul Mullin at the front for Wrexham


Ismaila Coulibaly makes his first start at Blades


Preview: Just a chance to kill a giant?

Good evening and welcome to live coverage of the FA Cup fourth round replay between Sheffield United and Wrexham following their thrilling 3-3 draw at the racecourse. One of the big themes of the FA Cup is that the lower leagues, and particularly non-league teams, have a giant-killing opportunity. If the top league side manage to claw their way back to parity, as John Egan did on 95th minute for the Blades, replay usually goes their way, as Wrexham know only too well after holding Championship Brighton away. at the third round stage in 2011-12 before losing the replay on penalties. However, in 2007–08, Conference South sixth tier side Havant & Waterlooville defeated League One Swansea 4–2 in a third round replay and earned a trip to Anfield in the fourth round. Tonight’s prize for Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, or potential new Sheffield United owner Dozy Mmobuosi, is a home tie against Spurs.

Wrexham’s 2-1 win over Altrincham on Saturday kept them in second place in the National League, three points behind but two games behind leaders Notts County with 18 games to play. Phil Parkinson, whose promotion charge has been spearheaded by the 34 goals shared by Paul Mullin and Olly Palmer, has challenged his players to prove they deserve to compete at Football League level, the status they are so desperate to regain 13 years later. to fall into no league.

“The Cup is just a bonus, which helps raise the profile of the club and the players,” Parkinson said. “I think a lot of players have shown that they can live in that company and now the challenge is for them to show that they have the consistency to do it not just in one off games. It’s a great opportunity to play in a great stadium and test ourselves again.”

Sheffield United, second in the Championship and enjoying a 10-point cushion for the play-off places below them, are brimming with confidence, as their resurgent manager Paul Heckingbottom told the Sheffield Star. the dynamics will change,” he said. “It’s different now, totally different.

“We knew what we were going to face there and, apart from a 15-minute period, I thought we handled it very well. We understood what we were going to face. But the situation has changed now.

“We will go into this game with the same principles that we would have for a championship game. We will need them because we know what Wrexham will bring. They will come in numbers but, as I say, I think the feeling at our place will be different now.”

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