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Sheffield United’s Sharp accuses Wrexham of ‘eying up Spurs’

Billy Sharp didn’t hold back his delight in beating Ryan Reynolds-owned Wrexham United out of the FA Cup

Wrexham’s romantic pursuit of the FA Cup comes to an end after they lose their replay game against Sheffield United.

Wrexham, who are owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, are kicked out of the FA Cup. The National League side managed a thrilling 3-3 draw against the Championship side Sheffield United in the fourth round of the FA Cup. However, they have been knocked out of the cup as they lost the replay 3-1 at Bramall Lane.

Wrexham are kicked out of the FA Cup

The loss was especially heartbreaking as in the end, it was two late goals from Billy Sharp and Sander Berge that decided the game.

Talking after the match, Sharp was particularly happy with the win, rubbing it on the opponents’ faces even.

“It was a great cup tie over the two games,” Sharp told ITV Sport. “[Wrexham] played excellent. I think they’ve been disrespectful, though.

“There were a few things before the game, thinking they were already through. I’m glad we’ve beat them.

“They’re doing well in their league, we’re doing well in ours. I wasn’t happy with a few of their players tonight, but we’ve got one over on them. Good luck to them for promotion.

“Hopefully we’ve put that one to bed now, because a few of their players I wasn’t happy with.

“I was a little bit frustrated at the end – I probably should have put the game to bed before I did, but it’s one of those things. I wanted to win and wanted to get through to the next round.”

Sharp was asked to elaborate on his comments, to which he replied: “I wasn’t happy with the way they’ve been as a club. Before the game, they were eyeing up Spurs and they’ve not even beaten us.

“We’re an honest set of lads and we want to go as far as we can in this competition. If we get beat in the next round, so be it. We’ll give it a right go.

“I think they thought we were just going to roll over when they get back in it. I think the referee was helping them all night, as well. I don’t think he gave me one foul all night tonight, but it’s one of those things.

“I’ve probably lost my head a little bit, but I’ve got a smile on my face because we’ve got through to the next round of the cup and the boys deserve it.”

Owner Ryan Reynolds wrote on Twitter: “So proud of these boys. And the 4,000 plus away supporters who gave it all.”

And McElhenney, who is the star of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, also said: “I could not be more proud of those men than I am right now. They gave it absolutely everything.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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