Crawley Hero In Tears After Helping KO Leeds From FA Cup

Crawley's Nick Tsaroulla Gives Tearful Post-Match Interview After Scoring In FA Cup Third Round Win Over Leeds United

The biggest mismatch in the FA Cup's 150-year history delivered a predictably brutal result as Tottenham showed no mercy to an eighth-tier opponent whose lineup featured a garbage collector and a factory worker.

Marine fans wait for the players to arrive for the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Marine and Tottenham Hotspur at Rossett Park.

After the spiking coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc with matches across the third round on Friday and Saturday, the FA Cup was back on more familiar ground on Sunday as Leeds became the competition's latest big name to be knocked out by a feisty underdog.

Wright, 33, featured on the famous United Kingdom show "The Only Way is Essex" and was a regular for the first three series.

Wright has since spent a number of years playing non-league football before League Two club Crawley signed him on a non-contract basis in December.

Tottenham's Carlos Vinicius scores passing Marine's goalkeeper Bayleigh Passant.

Crawley manager John Yems: "I just hope Leeds donate their money back to us, which would be a very good gesture, so we can start paying for a few things".

For some, Wright's late showing summed up a triumph of perseverance.

Chelsea, eight-time winners of the FA Cup and runners-up last season, showed Leeds how to deal with an upset threat as they thrashed League Two team Morecambe 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.

The winger's injuries from a 2017 vehicle crash had halted his progression in Tottenham's academy, leading to his release after joining the club at 12-years-old.

Nick Tsaroulla stunned the Yorkshire side in the 50th minute with a superb individual goal as he wriggled free of his marker and burst goalwards before drilling the ball into the far corner.

After 12 games without a goal, Timo Werner finally got on the scoresheet in the 44th minute before Callum Hudson-Odoi and Kai Havertz netted in the second half.

Bernardo Silva scored two goals and Phil Foden another as Manchester City strolled to a 3-0 win over Championship (second-tier) Birmingham City.

"I am sick and exhausted of being whipping boys for second division sides and non-league sides in the FA Cup".

While conceding goals is nothing new this season for Leeds - only West Bromwich Albion (39) have shipped more than the Whites' 33 in the Premier League - their second-half surrender here will worry Bielsa.



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