Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney react as Wrexham win leads title race to final day

The Dragons’ bid for promotion to the EFL as the National League champions stay alive after a comprehensive victory over former county leaders Stockport on Sunday

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Wrexham’s stunning 3-0 win over Stockport County ensures an exciting National League title race will go down to the final day.

On Sunday, the Dragons, who were taken over last year by Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, smashed a county team that had been in the three-point contest above them. An away win would have booked Stockport’s return to the EFL but Phil Parkinson’s side were more than worthy of victory and that means the race for the only automatic berth comes down to the final day next Sunday .

Two goals from Ollie Palmer and one from Paul Mullin within 12 minutes either side of half-time was enough for Wrexham to seal a famous victory over their promotion rivals. It also moves the Dragons to 88 points, but their +48 goal difference puts them above the Hatters at +46.

The club’s A-list owners weren’t at the Racecourse Ground – which was sold out with a crowd of 10,118 in attendance – but they were quick to react to the stunning result on social media.

Reynolds wrote: “I don’t know what happens from here. Maths has never been my strong suit. But @Wrexham_AFC supporters have done their part. As they always have. I am so proud of this club.”

McElhenney was also looking across the pond and tweeted, “The support is amazing. The play is absolutely awesome. Dreams come true. Let’s go!!!!”

Despite today’s victory, Stockport remains master of its destiny. Dave Challinor’s side have one game less at home to Torquay United on Wednesday. They will then wrap up the season next Sunday with another home game against FC Halifax, while Wrexham travel to Dagenham and Redbridge.

A four-point run for County would guarantee them a return to the EFL for the first time since relegation in 2011, regardless of what Wrexham did in their last game. Earlier this season, the famous co-owners finally made their first trip to watch a Wrexham game after the pandemic affected their previous travel plans.






Wrexham led the title fight until the last day of the season

And when the couple couldn’t make the difficult journey to Wales, they watched from afar. One league game in particular in March saw Reynolds joke that watching a remarkable 6-5 win over Dover Athletic took “nine years of life away from him” and apologized to his family.

He added: “Football in general has really been both the best and the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I understand now, I understand the beautiful game as much as I can at this stage of life and it It’s a unique brand of magnificent torture that I’ve never experienced before. I love it with all my heart and it also breaks my heart on a fairly regular basis.

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