Former Celtic captain Scott Brown has guided Fleetwood Town into the last 16 of the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

Fleetwood and Sheffield Wednesday duked it out in a Fourth Round replay at Highbury Stadium this evening and remarkably it was the home side who came out on top by a 1-0 margin.

Winger Carlos Mendes Gomes, who Brown signed on loan from Luton Town, was the hero of the evening with a 61st-minute header.

Sheffield Wednesday v Fleetwood Town: Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
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Fleetwood had already taken care of Queens Park Rangers, from the division above them, in the previous round.

The Owls also play in League One but were fancied to progress from the tie given their league leader and promotion-chasing status. It’s another impressive cup shock under Brown’s watch.

The Fleetwood boss has faced scrutiny in recent days owing to his club’s poor league position and points total that puts them at risk of a relegation fight between now and the end of the season.

Still, there are three teams between themselves and the relegation positions. With this cup run under his belt, he has certainly made an impression in his debut season as a manager. He’ll be learning a huge amount along the way.

The FA Cup dream continues on March 1st, when Fleetwood play away to Vincent Kompany’s Burnley, who were victorious in their own replay against Ipswich Town tonight.

Huge congratulations to Broony and good luck in the next round!

In other news, Brian Laudrup sums up Michael Beale’s big problem up against “remarkable” Celtic.

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