Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Newcastle United: Josh Windass’ double gives League One victory

Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Newcastle United: Josh Windass’ double gives League One victory

Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Newcastle United: Josh Windass’ double gives League One victory

League One Sheffield Wednesday provided a memorable shock in the FA Cup as they beat Premier League third-placed Newcastle United.

Josh Windass scored twice in the second half for the Owls as they came out on top in a vibrant tie at Hillsborough.

Substitute Bruno Guimaraes gave Newcastle hope with a close-range finish with more than 20 minutes remaining but they were unable to force an equaliser.

It is the first defeat for Eddie Howe’s side since August 31 against Liverpool.

After both sides squandered good chances in a lively first half, Windass opened the scoring seven minutes into the second period when he completed a flowing move.

George Byers started with a skillful turn right in the Newcastle half before driving towards the box.

He fed the ball to Liam Palmer, who slipped into Dennis Adeniran and his cross shot was converted by Windass.

The forward looked slightly offside but the assist didn’t flag and with no VAR on duty the goal was up.

There was nothing controversial about the second. Clearly sent off by Michael Smith’s fine first pass, Windass showed great composure as he opened his body and rolled the ball past Martin Dubravka into the corner of the net.

Hillsborough rebounded but the home side’s lead was cut in half just four minutes later when Guimaraes, who also looked almost offside, stabbed from a yard after the Owls failed to handle a corner.

Windass almost completed his hat-trick with a wild long-range free-kick that came back off the bar and, despite home goalkeeper Cameron Green making a number of crucial saves, he could only watch as Chris Wood squandered Newcastle’s best chance of equalizing with eight minutes to go .


Sheffield Wednesday's Josh Windass scores against Newcastle United at Hillsborough
Josh Windass scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season for Sheffield Wednesday


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