Football: FA Cup champions Liverpool held to draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle dumped by Sheffield Wednesday

Holders Liverpool have been held to a 2-2 home draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup and will now face a replay, after a breathless third-round tie in which the visitors had a late goal chalked off for offside.

But English Premier League rivals Newcastle United weren't so lucky, falling to a shock 2-1 defeat to third-tier Sheffield Wednesday.

Liverpool fell behind after 26 minutes, after a howler from goalkeeper Alisson, who attempted to play a pass out from the back, but directed the ball to the feet of Goncalo Guedes, who slotted in to the empty net.

Sheffield Wednesday fans celebrate a goal against Newcastle
Sheffield Wednesday fans celebrate a goal against Newcastle. Photo credit: Getty Images

The hosts entered the break level, after Darwin Nunez me a superb crossfield Trent Alexander-Arnold pass and directed the ball past Matija Sarkic.

A defensive mix-up then handed the lead to Liverpool, with Mohamed Salah producing a calm finish, after Wolves defender Toti flicked a Liverpool pass into his path.

Wolves did not let up in their intensity after going behind and were rewarded, when Hwang Hee-chan was threaded through by fellow substitute Matheus Cunha and sneaked the ball between Alisson's legs. 

The visitors thought they were close to knocking Liverpool out of the competition, as Toti flicked the ball into the Reds net and sprinted away in celebration, taking off his shirt, but his effort was ruled out for offside.

Meanwhile, Josh Windass netted twice for Sheffield Wednesday, as they took a two-goal lead over Newcastle in the second half.

While Bruno Guimaraes pulled one back for Newcastle in the 69th minute, tapping in from close range, they could not find a leveller.