Sheff Wed defeats Newcastle thanks to a double from Windass.

Sheffield United are in League One. Wednesday shocked the Premier League’s third-placed Newcastle United in the FA Cup, completing a memorable upset.

The Owls won a tense match at Hillsborough thanks to two goals from Josh Windass in the second half.

With more than 20 minutes remaining, substitute Bruno Guimaraes gave Newcastle hope with a close-range finish, but they were unable to equalize.

Eddie Howe’s side has not lost since August 31 against Liverpool.

After both teams missed good chances in the first half, Windass opened the scoring seven minutes into the second half by finishing off a flowing move.

George Byers began it with a deft turn just inside the Newcastle half before driving into the penalty area.

He spread the ball to Liam Palmer, who slipped in Dennis Adeniran, whose cross was turned in by Windass.

The forward appeared to be slightly offside, but the assistant did not flag, and with no VAR in play, the goal stood.

The second was completely uncontroversial. Windass was set free by Michael Smith’s excellent first-time pass and showed great poise as he opened up his body and curled the ball past Martin Dubravka into the far corner of the net.


Hillsborough was bouncing, but the Owls’ lead was cut in half just four minutes later when Guimaraes stabbed in from a yard out after the Owls failed to deal with a corner.

Windass nearly completed his hat-trick with a fierce long-range free-kick that came back off the bar, and despite a number of crucial saves from home goalkeeper Cameron Green, he could only watch as Chris Wood blazed Newcastle’s best chance of an equalizer over with eight minutes remaining.

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