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  • Updated: January 07, 2023

FA Cup: Newcastle, Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth Eliminated By Lower-League Clubs

FA Cup: Newcastle, Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth Eliminated

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Newcastle United suffered a shock FA Cup exit against third-tier Sheffield Wednesday, while top-flight strugglers Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth were also dumped out by lower-league opposition on Saturday.

Elsewhere on a hectic day of third-round action, Harry Kane moved closer to becoming Tottenham's all-time record goalscorer as he netted in the 1-0 win against Portsmouth.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the Hollywood actors who co-own Wrexham, led the celebrations on social media after their non-league side's surprise 4-3 victory at second-tier Coventry.

But it was Wednesday who stole the show with their impressive 2-1 victory at Hillsborough against a Newcastle team sitting in third place in the Premier League.

Eddie Howe's side were unbeaten in their previous 15 games in all competitions, but Wednesday, currently second in League One, have now gone undefeated in 10 successive matches after Josh Windass's double stunned the Magpies.

Wednesday went ahead in the 52nd minute when Windass, who looked in an offside position, diverted Dennis Adeniran's ball across from close-range.

Windass scored his second 13 minutes later, coolly converting after being put through by Michael Smith.

Newcastle reduced the deficit in the 68th minute when Bruno Guimaraes poked home from close range, but Chris Wood squandered a golden opportunity to equalise as he fired over from 10 yards.

On a day of shocks that showed the FA Cup can still thrill despite its diminished status, National League Wrexham enjoyed one of the more memorable results in the competition's recent history.

Sam Dalby and Elliot Lee scored to give Wrexham a dream start before Ben Sheaf got one back for Coventry.

Thomas O'Connor grabbed Wrexham's third before Paul Mullin's penalty looked to have sealed the win, with Coventry's Jonathan Panzo sent off for handball.

Viktor Gyokeres and Kasey Palmer struck for Coventry in the closing stages, but Wrexham held on to reach the fourth round for the first time since 2000, sparking a celebratory Instagram post from Reynolds laced with profanity.

Said Benrahma netted with a long-range rocket in the 79th minute against his former club Brentford as struggling West Ham eased the pressure on boss David Moyes with a 1-0 win.

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