Sheffield Wednesday issued the perfect response to their thumping defeat at home to Blackburn on Saturday, by advancing through to the FA Cup fifth round at QPR’s expense with a 2-1 victory on Friday night.
Left-back Morgan Fox opened the scoring and Sam Winnall’s late goal sealed Wednesday’s progression despite Nakhi Wells’ late consolation goal.
Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney could not inspire Derby to FA Cup victory against Northampton as the pair face a fourth-round replay at Pride Park following a forgetful Friday night tie.
The former England skipper was a surprise inclusion for the Rams, but failed to captain his new club to a place in round five as Keith Curle’s Northampton created the better chances of a 0-0 draw.
Charlie Goode should have been sent off early on at a sold-out PTS Academy Stadium but, after a poor decision from the referee, he was handed a reprieve and made the most of it by dominating the defence.
Rooney, captaining a much-changed Derby side as one of only three players to retain their place from the Championship win over Hull, was always going to be the star attraction against the lowest-ranked team left in this year’s competition.
The fifth-round draw will be shown live on BBC One on The One Show on Monday night from approximately 7:20pm.
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