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Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson has hit back at Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp after the 37-year-old frontman allegedly shouted disrespectful comments down the tunnel after the Blades’ 3-1 FA Cup fourth-round replay victory at Bramall Lane. Late goals from Sharp and Sander Berge arrange a fifth-round tie with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur after Paul Mullin’s penalty cancelled out Anel Ahmedhodzic’s opener in one other cracking, rollercoaster cup tie.

Yet despite victory, Sharp still took issue with the way in which Wrexham’s players ‘missed’ the Blades as they dreamed of a mouthwatering tie with Spurs on the Racecourse Ground.

The Blades skipper hit out on the Non-League outfit during his post-match interview with ITV – indicating the opposition players had really got under his skin.

Parkinson, who knows Sharp from his time working as a manager contained in the Football League, was really dissatisfied with the experienced Sheffield United – claiming he shouted some “disrespectful” things down the tunnel at full-time.

“I used to be a bit dissatisfied with Billy, with among the things he was shouting down the tunnel,” Parkinson said.

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“If we get beat in the following round so be it, but we’ll give it an actual go. I believe they thought we were just going to roll over once 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.

“But it surely’s one in all those things, I probably lost my head slightly bit. But I’ve got a smile on my face now because we’re through to the following round and we deserve it.”

Prior to kick-off, Wrexham’s star striker Mullin was asked whether the club can afford to dream of their potential fifth-round meeting with Tottenham.

But he made it clear his team-mates were simply focused on the duty at hand as he talked up the issue of earning a positive result at Bramall Lane – despite Wrexham’s incredible support.

Hollywood film-star owner Ryan Reynolds was pleased with his team, nonetheless. He posted on Twitter: “So pleased with these boys. And the 4000 plus away supporters who gave all of it. @Wrexham_AFC.”

Fellow investor Rob McElhenney was in agreement, writing: “I couldn’t be more pleased with those men than I’m without delay. They gave it absolutely every part. @Wrexham_AFC.”

Sheffield United host Swansea in Championship motion this weekend while Wrexham host Wealdstone within the National League.

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