Watch all seven goals as non league Wrexham stun with an FA Cup Third Round win to remember at Championship side Coventry City.
It was without doubt one of the biggest wins in the Welsh outfit’s history, knocking out a club who played three tiers above them and quite possibly the most notable and impressive whilst under the relatively new ownership of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
We knew Wrexham would give it as good as they got against the Sky Blues, put no one could have predicted that they would go and put four past them.
Phil Parkinson’s side found themselves 2-0 up at the Coventry Building Society Arena after just 20 minutes, with striker Sam Dalby heading the underdogs in front (12′) and silenced the home supporters.
The away fans were jubilant on the 18th minute as Elliot Lee looked like he was sizing up to cross into the box but the ball goes beyond Coventry goalkeeper Simon Moore and into the back of the net to double Wrexham’s lead.
Coventry did have decent chances in the game too, and got one back on the 36th minute, Coventry manager Mark Robins had just been forced into making a change after Fabio Tavares was taken off due to an ankle injury.
Kasey Palmer sent in a cross that Martyn Waghorn sent into the path of Ben Sheaf, who then drilled the ball first time into the Wrexham net. Sweden forward Viktor Gyökeres came on for Tavares.
The National League club were just too much to handle, Coventry tried to find an equaliser in the tie but with seven minutes added on in the first half, the ball was headed around in the hosts’ box and went on to meet Wrexham midfielder Tom O’Connor who put it into the back of the net in the sixth minute of injury time.
Boos rang out from the home fans as the half-time whistle blew.
As if it couldn’t get any worse for Coventry, they went down to 10 men with over half an hour left to go, Jonathan Panzo getting sent off for a handball inside the penalty area.
The referee points to the spot and Wrexham forward Paul Mullin placed the ball past Simon Moore to send the away end wild.
Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney must be enjoying this display from across the pond, in dreamland like their fans watching this play out.
The goals didn’t stop there however, Coventry still tried to spark some sort of comeback, Viktor Gyökeres with a right footed shot buried into the back of the net. Assisted by Kasey Palmer.
In the 76th minute, it was game on, thanks to a free-kick worthy of the top flight by Coventry midfielder Kasey Palmer which sees his set-piece up and over the wall and left Wrexham goalkeeper Mark Howard with no chance of saving it.
Watch all seven goals and read the Twitter reaction as non league Wrexham stun with a 4-3 FA Cup win at Championship side Coventry…
@AdamAnderson864: The refs tried to give the game away. I think they were trying to set a record for most missed penalties.
@nwatts_87: Credit to Wrexham, they took advantage of a side that was just not for it. We all knew it but Jesus we have no depth! Waghorn, Kelly and I hate to say but Dabo not up to scratch. Stop talking to me about Tavares being the answer as well, nowhere near it yet. #PUSB
@_paulmhughes: Great game, and well done Wrexham. The drop off in quality without Vik and Gus is alarming. Waghorn stealing a living as a footballer, and Kelly looked out of his depth. Rose had another stinker. Sheaf and KP our best on the day. At least we’ll be well rested for Burnley…
@rhysweeks2: Awesome. Proper old fashioned FA Cup tie
@PhilBennett58: What a Game !!! Wrexham 4-3 Winners in the next Round Squeaky Bum and Heart stopping the last 15 mins I can take the win all day but my Heart can’t take that any more ❤️⚽️
@scottbevans1: Unbelievable lads , enjoy the night , hope you get a big tie at the racecourse next round 🏴
@thepeak201: I’m from coventry but it’s refreshing to see a team from the bottom best a team near the top
@Sarah_C67: Well the world is shit right now, but Wrecsam are my happy place – not good for the nerves but exhilarating!! We don’t do things by halves do we😂 🔴⚪ #WxmAFC #UTST #FACup 4th Round here we come!
@dwcskyblue: Fair play to @Wrexham_AFC for their following and result, squeaky bum time for them at the end though. @Coventry_City dominated even with 10 men but to concede 4 against a non-league team unacceptable. Backthree and Moore were crap. Hope Fabio is okay. @BBCCWR
@Gilbers84: Some game lads, great noise and safe journey home! Well played 👏🏻
@CerysKes: Dear god, I love this team. Howard, you beauty
@michaelrenwick_: Congratulations lads. You wanted it more than us, worked harder than us played better than us, We kept putting balls into the box which you were winning every time. You deserved the win so you got the win.
@BenjiDoesCare: how yall gimme a heart attack when i dont even support you
@SkyBlueBull: Well done, deserved it, must be entertaining following the story, safe travels back.
@thatlaurademers: Unbelievable, what a win!!! (And what a solid L by ESPN+ for cutting it off with like a minute left)
@SephtonMark: Well done Wrexham. We were rubbish until we went to 10 men! Good luck in the next round. Safe journey home.
@Canadram: Da iawn Wrecsam!! Gwych!
@davidpercival42: well done as well wrexham and fans were class. enjoy your night cus as a coventry fan it was a hard watch. congratulations
@Oldjonah: Wtf have I just seen 😂😂 what a team, not even our first team and we beat a championship team, up the reds #WxmAFC #upthereds Wrexham / Deadpool AFC Wrexham AFC🔴⚪️🏆⚽️
@Tim_Purcell: And breathe. Now, I seem to have misplaced my nerves, so if anyone has seen them, please let me know.
@K_Motson: Fair play. Did the National League proud there. You were battered for the last 30 mins but stood firm. Good luck in the next round 👊🏻🤝
@GutterShark83: Nice simple game 😬😬😬 I’m still shaking! What a game!
@EllisAshby11: Cov fan here you played fantastic you made us look like the national league team good luck in round 4
@TheSkyBluesNews: Fair play to Wrexham. Gave a good account of themselves and scored the goals that matter. Same old city, quite predictable at times. Hopefully the take over happens soon and we move forward as a club to the next phase that’s needed. #PUSB #TheSkyBluesNews #skyblues
HAVE A NIGHT WREXHAM FANS. 🏴🏴🏴 pic.twitter.com/F1KF6sEctw
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) January 7, 2023
I’m physically and emotionally spent. This squad continue to give us some unbelievable memories that will last a lifetime. And that wasn’t our preferred first XI. An absolutely stunning result that has everyone associated with this club bursting with pride. #WrexhamFX pic.twitter.com/hYHdR8qnWI
— Fearless In Devotion – Wrexham AFC pod & fanzine (@fearlessidzine) January 7, 2023