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Analysis of Blackburn Rovers’ 4-1 Victory over Wrexham on January 29, 2024

In this exciting FA Cup match, Sammie Szmodics stole the show by scoring two goals to lead Blackburn Rovers to a 4-1 victory over Wrexham. This win secures a fifth-round clash against Premier League team Newcastle United. The game saw an early lead from Wrexham, but Blackburn quickly turned it around with two goals in two minutes, with Szmodics and Sam Gallagher finding the back of the net. The game also highlighted the impressive performance of Wrexham goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo, who made some crucial saves. This victory adds to the growing support and excitement around Wrexham since movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over the club. With their past history as giant-killers in the FA Cup, Wrexham’s fans and new owners have reason to be optimistic about the team’s future.
Sammie Szmodics scored twice as second-tier Blackburn Rovers came from behind to beat lowly Wrexham 4-1 on Monday and secure an FA Cup fifth round clash with Premier League Newcastle United. Andy Cannon fired League Two Wrexham ahead in the 19th minute, but the Championship side replied with two more first half goals in the space of two minutes. Szmodics equalised in the 32nd and Sam Gallagher made it 2-1 in the 34th with Wrexham goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo caught out of position. Szmodics then grabbed his second, and fifth of the FA Cup campaign, in first-half stoppage time before Norwegian midfielder Sondre Tronstad made it 4-1 with a deflected shot in the 59th. Cannon’s goal was Wrexham’s first real chance and he blasted the ball past goalkeeper Aynsley Pears to a roar from the 7,000 Wrexham fans who had made the trip to Blackburn’s Ewood Park. Pears denied Cannon a second with a fine double save three minutes later but there was to be no fairytale finish for the Welsh side as Blackburn turned up the heat and swept the visitors aside. Wrexham have won a new global support since movie A-listers Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over and helped secure their return to the English Football League last season after a 15-year absence. Those with longer memories will know Wrexham as past giant-killers, famously dumping then-league champions Arsenal out of the third round of FA Cup in a huge 1992 upset as fourth-tier opponents.

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