Owls are first into round 5

Last updated : 24 January 2020 By Chris Morris
 
Cup win for Wednesday
 
Sheffield Wednesday progressed to the 5th round of the FA Cup on Friday evening thanks to a 2-1 away win at Queens Park Rangers.
 
Garry Monk's side bounced back from last weekend's embarrassing 5-0 home defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers with a solid display in the capital.
 
Wednesday had the better of the first half exchanges with Jacob Murphy causing the home side problems. He forced a smart save from Lumley after latching onto an excellent long pass from Borner and later produced a good low cross that Rhodes failed to turn in at the near post. 
 
The visitors went into half-time in the lead thanks to a goal a couple of minutes before the break. Sam Hutchinson took a quick throw-in deep in the QPR half and Morgan Fox advanced unchallenged before hitting a low drive that squirmed under the keeper and into the goal.
 
QPR played with a little more intent in the second half but couldn't create too many clear cut chances thanks to resolute defending, particularly from Fox. Eze had a couple of shots on goal but in truth they were easy saves for Dawson.
 
The Owls looked to have sealed the result in the first minute of stoppage time when a sweeping move saw Nuhiu find Reach and his low cross was perfect for Winnall who scored with a neat first-time finish in front of the delighted away following.
 
There was still time for QPR to reduce the arrears when Wells picked up a poor kick by Dawson and went round the Owls keeper to score but it proved to be too little too late and Wednesday can now look forward to the draw for the last 16 of the competition.