Ryan Reynolds & McElhenney Wrexham Stuns Again! Can They Conquer the Premier League Next?

Ryan Reynolds & McElhenney Wrexham Stuns Again! Can They Conquer the Premier League Next?

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney seem to have caught FA Cup fever, just like their soccer club, Wrexham. The Hollywood stars, watching from their homes in the United States, celebrated as Wrexham secured a 1-0 victory over local rival Shrewsbury in the third round of the prestigious competition on Sunday.

Wrexham, the Welsh club bought by Reynolds and McElhenney for $2.5 million in 2021, will discover its fourth-round opponent—potentially a Premier League team—on Monday. The anticipation of facing top-tier competition excites the celebrity owners, who made Wrexham the focus of the popular fly-on-the-wall TV documentary “Welcome to Wrexham.”

Reynolds, known for his role in “Deadpool,” shared his enthusiasm by posting a snapshot on X, formerly Twitter, where he was watching the Shrewsbury-Wrexham match alongside fellow actor Hugh Jackman. The FA Cup’s official X account posted a video of Wrexham’s winning goal, scored by defender Tom O’Connor in the 72nd minute. McElhenney humorously responded, saying, “You should’ve seen my living room.”

Wrexham, with a storied history in the FA Cup, notably pulled off one of the competition’s biggest shocks in 1992 by defeating then-English champions Arsenal 2-1 in the third round. The club reached the quarterfinals in 1997, beating top-flight West Ham along the way.

The excitement around Wrexham and its celebrity owners peaked during last year’s cup run, defeating second-tier Championship team Coventry and forcing a replay against Premier League-bound Sheffield United. This season, Wrexham has already conquered Mansfield, Yeovil, and now Shrewsbury to advance to the fourth round.

Beyond cup success, Wrexham is performing admirably in league play, currently holding the third spot in the fourth-tier League Two as they aim for back-to-back promotions. The journey of Wrexham under Reynolds and McElhenney continues to captivate fans and observers alike.

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