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Shootout heartbreak for Wrexham

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Shootout heartbreak for Wrexham (©GettyImages)
Shootout heartbreak for Wrexham (©GettyImages).

Brighton needed a penalty shootout to settle their FA Cup third round replay against non-league Wrexham and earn a money-spinning clash against Premier League side Newcastle.

In the 20-year anniversary of their famous cup shock of Arsenal, Wrexham threatened to pull off another giant-killing through player-manager Andy Morrell's stunning strike midway through the first half. Despite making most of the running, they could not find a second goal and Gus Poyet's side equalised on 77 minutes via Ashley Barnes to force extra time.

After a scoreless extra 30 minutes, the game went to penalties and substitute Dean Keates' opening spot-kick was saved by Peter Brezovan, with the Seagulls netting all of their penalties to eliminate the Blue Square Bet Premier leaders.

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Arsenal
Peter Brezovan
Football
Championship
Ashley Barnes
Dean Keates
Premier League
Newcastle United
FA Cup
Andy Morrell
Brighton & Hove Albion
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