Owls soar to see off Seagulls

Last updated : 04 January 2020 By Chris Morris
Wednesday progress in FA Cup
 
Sheffield Wednesday beat a Premier League team in the FA Cup for the first time since 1993 on Saturday as they won 1-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion.
 
The Owls came into the game on the back of 3 disappointing defeats that has seen them slip out of the top 6 in the Championship but they were more than a match for their top flight hosts.
 
Chances were few and far between in a well contested first half, Dawson making a couple of smart saves for the Owls and Fletcher seeing his long-range strike saved as the half came to a close.
 
Garry Monk's side looked assured at the back with Osaze Urhoghide making his debut and the visitors started the 2nd half well with Reach forcing Button into a save from distance. The Owls were dealt a blow when Steven Fletcher was taken off with a knee injury early in the second half but didn't let it affect them and took the lead with 25 minutes to go. Murhpy rolled a free-kick into the path of Reach and his low drive took a slight deflection before going past Button into the goal.
 
Brighton had a few attempts off target as they looked for a way back but Dawson was largely untroubled and Wednesday were good value for the win which takes them into the 4th round draw.