SHEFFIELD Wednesday are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup after a 4-1 win against 10-man Hereford at Hillsborough, writes Digital Editor Graham Walker.
For full report, reaction and photos see The Star’s Green Un weekend sports paper - out now - and The Star on Monday, January 31.
But it was a shock start for the Owls when League Two strugglers Hereford - third from bottom - took a ninth-minute lead through Stuart Fleetwood.
His goal silenced Hillsborough when he gave the Bulls the lead. He was given time to bring Jake Jervis’s cross down six yards out, before turning and finding the back of the net.
Darren Potter’s equaliser six minutes later set the scene for Clinton Morrison to score twice from the penalty spot, either side of Jermaine Johnson’s 77th-minute strike.
Hereford’s Joe Heath was dismissed for a cynical challenge on Morrison in the penalty area.
The Owls looked likely to add another before half time as the tide turned.
Hereford continued to push forward, with Fleetwood and Janos Kovacs coming close. But Wednesday’s dominance was rewarded.