Non-league Wrexham managed to cause major upset after the held Championship Brighton to a 1-1 draw in the third round of the FA Cup. This means that Wrexham will be having a great opportunity to get into the fourth round of the FA Cup, as they will be facing Brighton in their own patch.
Brighton took the lead through Jake Forster-Caskey, who scored only his second senior goal for the club. However, Brighton’s lead and euphoria was short lived after Wrexham managed to claw back into the match with an equaliser through Cieslewicz in the second half.
Cieslewicz scored in the 62nd minute and it caused a major upset in front of the 2000 fans of Wrexham travelling to Brighton. Still, the home fans believed that Brighton will be able to get back into the match due to the significant quality that they possess. However, non-league Wrexham held onto the advantage to draw the match. It has been almost 20 years since Wrexham caused the major upset in the FA Cup when they beat Arsenal at this stage of the competition. They looked very close to repeating that once again, although not to that magnitude.
LuaLua was one of the major bright points for Brighton, but he could not last the full 90 min, as a hamstring injury meant that he had to be taken off just after Wrexham had scored. Forster-Caskey came close to securing his second goal of the night, but was ultimately denied by the extraordinary save of Mayebi. Cieslewicz gave everything to celebrate for the travelling Wrexham fans, as he danced around the Brighton players in the 62nd minute to put the ball past a diving Brezovan, who had absolutely no chance of getting to the ball. Brighton made some substitutions, but they were ineffective in getting the win.