A much-changed Wednesday side moved through to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at QPR this evening.
Sam Winnall’s 91st minute goal put us two-up and seemingly in the last 16, only for Cameron Dawson to gift Nahki Wells the chance to halve the deficit and ensure a nervy last 90 seconds, before our place in Monday evening’s draw was secured.
Wednesday, with Garry Monk making six changes from Saturday’s 5-0 home drubbing by Blackburn, looked the better side in the early stages and Jacob Murphy went close, forcing keeper Joe Lumley into a save at the near post after being set free by a cracking long-range pass from Sam Hutchinson.
The home side had failed to get a shot on target in the first half and we took a deserved lead just before the break.
Hutchinson caught QPR unawares with a quick throw-in to Morgan Fox and the defender cut into the box from the left to fire home through the dive of Lumley.
Wednesday carried on from where we left off at the start of the second half, Jacob Murphy making a fine run down the right and sending a dangerous centre across the Rangers’ box.
The home side then began to dominate for a lengthy period, with Dawson and his defenders called into action on a handful of occasions to preserve our lead.
Then, with the game moving into injury time, we added a fine second goal as Atdhe Nuhiu sent fellow sub Adam Reach away down the left and his excellent low cross was turned home by Winnall.
That should have signalled the end of QPR’s hopes until Dawson made a hash of a clearance and Wells pounced to score, leading to a typical nail-biting final 90 seconds before the 3,000 travelling fans could celebrate a second successive FA Cup victory on the road.
Dawson, Odubajo, Lees, Börner, Fox, Harris, Hutchinson (Hunt 54), Pelupessy, Murphy (Reach 71), Winnall, Rhodes (Nuhiu 76). Unused subs: Wildsmith, Urhoghide, Borukov, Iorfa.