FA Cup: Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Mansfield Town – Smith double sends Owls through

Two late goals from substitute Michael Smith gave Sheffield Wednesday a 2-1 win over Mansfield Town in the second round of the FA Cup.

The Stags started much the better of the two sides, with early chances falling to Lucas Akins and Hiram Boateng.

Mansfield took a deserved lead on 34 minutes when George Lapslie calmly converted Kellan Gordon’s cross from the right.

Stephen Quinn had a great chance to double the away side’s advantage just before half-time, but Cameron Dawson stood tall to make the save.

Lapslie had the first opportunity after the break, but he could not keep his effort down. Lee Gregory headed just wide from Mallik Wilks’ cross at the other end moments later.

Wednesday found an equalizer after 78 minutes when Marvin Johnson squared the ball across the box and Smith finished from close range.

The same two players linked up in the 83rd minute and Smith once again tapped home to see the Owls through to the third round.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Dawson
  • 32HuntSubstituted forIorfaat 64′minutes
  • 20IhiekweSubstituted forMcGuinnessat 89′minutes
  • 2Palmer
  • 18Johnson
  • 7WilksSubstituted forSmithat 64′minutes
  • 4Vaulks
  • 17Dele-Bashiru
  • 45Mighten
  • 13Paterson
  • 9GregorySubstituted forBannanat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Brown
  • 6Iorfa
  • 10Bannan
  • 22Shipston
  • 23Glover
  • 24Smith
  • 31Stockdale
  • 33James
  • 34McGuinness

Mansfield

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Pym
  • 2GordonBooked at 64minsSubstituted forWallaceat 90+2′minutes
  • 6HarbottleSubstituted forPerchat 80′minutes
  • 12Hawkins
  • 4Hewitt
  • 7Akins
  • 10Maris
  • 44Boateng
  • 16Quinn
  • 32Lapslie
  • 26SwanSubstituted forOatesat 80′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hartigan
  • 9Bowery
  • 13Flinders
  • 14Perch
  • 15Law
  • 17Wallace
  • 18Oates
  • 21Gale
  • 35O’Toole

Referee:
Ollie Yates

Attendance:
13,932

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