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Poyet relieved after shootout win

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Brighton manager Gus Poyet admitted his side rode their luck to beat non-league Wrexham on penalties in a thrilling third round replay which he believed showcased the qualities of the FA Cup.

Dragons player-manager Andy Morrell's stunning first-half strike threatened another famous Wrexham giant-killing, 20 years after their win over Arsenal, but Ashley Barnes headed an equaliser with 13 minutes remaining to level the score at 1-1. The non-league side missed several chances, notably when Jay Harris headed against the bar with extra time almost up, but ultimately they were made to pay for Dean Keates' penalty miss.

"It was a very difficult game," said Poyet. "We knew we did not start well but the cup is about getting through somehow."

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Arsenal
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Ashley Barnes
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