Sheff Wed 2 – 1 Newcastle

Josh Windass scored twice in League One Sheffield Wednesday beat Newcastle 2-1 in the Premier League against Hillsborough to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Wednesday, the second-placed team in League One, caused one of the biggest shocks of the third round this year as Newcastle suffered their second defeat in all competitions this season – the previous one was against Liverpool. in the Premier League on August 31.

Windass put the home team ahead in the 52nd minute with a goal from close range, although the striker was offside due to VAR inactivity.

Windass then doubled Wednesday’s lead in the 65th minute when he coldly converted after passing.

But just four minutes later, Newcastle pulled back a goal thanks to substitute Bruno Guimaraes when he poked a slot from a close corner, although the Brazilian was also offside.

However, The Owls went on to extend their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions, while the Magpies left the competition in the third round for the third consecutive season.

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe applauds fans after the Emirates FA Cup third round match at Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield.  Date photo taken: Saturday, January 7, 2023.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe (left) and Chris Wood applaud Newcastle’s support after their shock defeat

How Wednesday ended Newcastle’s 15-match unbeaten streak

Josh Windass scores Sheffield Wednesday's second goal in the FA Cup win over Newcastle
Windass scored the second goal for Wednesday

The first time Newcastle tasted what could be for them was when Cameron Dawson made a brilliant save to deny Alexander Isak’s goal in his first appearance since September when he saved a header. of the Swedish striker.

Dawson once again had to be on guard to deny Isak, thwarting a low-drill effort with his foot after another clever pass from Javier Manquillo.

It was Wednesday, however, that took the lead in the opening game of the second half after a brilliant play from George Byers and Windass was then present to neutralize Dennis Adeniran’s cross from close range.

Newcastle should have responded immediately, but Dawson made a brilliant save to thwart Elliot Anderson’s effort after a loose ball fell on the Newcastle midfielder at eight yards and then went wary. to get past Jacob Murphy’s spin from a distance.

Those saves mattered as the Owls doubled the lead in the 66th minute, with Windass replaced by Michael Smith, and he made no mistake, edging past Martin Dubravka to send Hillsborough wild.

But this time Newcastle were able to find an immediate reaction when it was their turn to be grateful for the absence of VAR.

Guimaraes was clearly offside as he poked a slot from close range after Dawson saved Chris Wood’s header from Kieran Trippier’s corner.

The final 15 minutes were a ferocious attack, saving Windass’ superb free-kick over the crossbar, as Wood missed a delicious opportunity in the 82nd minute as Joelinton surged forward and poked a slot for money. this man, who is gaping to score a goal. up the night of Newcastle in South Yorkshire.


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