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Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney called on his team to “win the f****** league” after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Sheffield United on Tuesday night. The National League title challengers were defeated by the Championship side 3-1 in Wednesday’s replay.

Wrexham were on the verge of a historic upset at Bramall Lane after initially going behind to an Anel Ahmehodzic goal, with Paul Mullins firing home a penalty just minutes later. He then got the prospect to place Wrexham ahead shortly after, but his effort was saved by Blades’ goalkeeper Adam Davies.

Billy Sharp and Sander Berge scored in the ultimate two minutes of injury time to see the Championship high-fliers through to the fifth round, where they may face Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

For Wrexham, attention will now return to the National League and their fight for promotion. The Hollywood-owned club are second within the National League, three points behind leaders Notts County but with two games in hand.

He said: “I wasn’t joyful the best way they have been as a club. Before the sport, eyeing up Spurs after they have not even beaten us. We’re an honest set of lads and we would like to go so far as we will on this competition. If we get beat in the following round so be it, but we’ll give it an actual go. I feel they thought we were just going to roll over after they got back in it.

“The referee was helping all of them night as well, I do not think he gave me one foul all night tonight. Nevertheless it’s certainly one of those things, I probably lost my head somewhat bit. But I’ve got a smile on my face now because we’re through to the following round and we deserve it.”

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