Owls shock start: Sheffield Wednesday 4 Hereford 1

SHEFFIELD Wednesday are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup after a 4-1 win against 10-man Hereford at Hillsborough - but a shock start silenced the crowd.

For full report, reaction and photos see The Sheffield Telegraph - out Thursday, February 3 - and The Star on Monday.

The Owls went behind when League Two strugglers Hereford - third from bottom - took a ninth-minute lead through Stuart Fleetwood.

His goal hushed 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.

But 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.