Former Rangers attacker Josh Windass netted a deadly double to down form Premier League billionaires Newcastle United and earn Sheffield Wednesday safe passage in the FA Cup.

The 28-year-old forward was in inspired form to help the Owls past their Premier League counterparts and earn a place in the fourth round of the famous competition.

Josh Windass put Sheffield Wednesday ahead seven minutes into the second half with a goal which might’ve been chopped off had VAR been in operation.

Josh Windass sends Newcastle United packing in FA Cup

The ex-Rangers man bundled the ball over the line from a seemingly offside position after some neat work in the middle of the park from bluenose midfielder George Byers.

Employed through the middle for Sheffield Wednesday, Josh Windass might’ve had the League One side ahead in the first half too after he nearly pounced on a slack Newcastle United back pass.

However, there was no dubiety about the former Rangers star’s second as Josh Windass lashed a through ball past Martin Dubravka to leave Saudi-backed Newcastle United stunned.

Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes would then pull one back for the Magpies, bundling the ball over the line from a corner with the ex-Lyon star also appearing to be in an offside position.

But Sheffield Wednesday would hold on for a famous 2-1 victory and have the likes of Josh Windass and goalkeeper Cameron Dawson to thank on the day.

Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United: Emirates FA Cup Third Round
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Ex-Rangers star Josh Windass spent two years at Ibrox between 2016 and 2018 before leaving for Wigan Athletic on a reported £2.5m deal.

Always outspoken but clearly talented, the attacker has spoken about his regret at leaving in the past and after a serious injury it’s good to see Josh amongst the goals with Sheffield Wednesday.

The strikes v Newcastle where the attacker’s 10th and 11th of a productive season at Hillsborough.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been handed a potentially devastating key player blow.

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