FA Cup: Tottenham sends match jerseys to Marine after win

Former non-leaguer Ashley Nadesan toasts FA Cup after shocking Leeds			
				 
   by John Payne 
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The Merseyside club have come through seven rounds to get this far, with highlights including beating League Two Colchester in a penalty shootout, and scoring a victor in the last minute of extra time to reach the third round.

Leeds United suffered a humiliating FA Cup exit against Crawley as the League Two side swept to a shock 3-0 win on Sunday, while Timo Werner ended his Chelsea goal drought and Bernardo Silva sparkled for Manchester City as the English Premier League football giants eased into the fourth round. Only the crossbar spared the blushes and Tottenham of Hart, who tipped the ball over to be sure.

- Watch FA Cup LIVE on ESPN+ in the U.S. They changed in a wedding venue that's part of Marine Travel Arena. The best view of the Tottenham players was in the streets of this Liverpool commuter town as fans lined the roads despite the country being in a coronavirus lockdown to see the team bus arrive.

While Harry Kane was left behind in London, this was still a Tottenham side packed with worldwide stars, including Bale - one of the world's most expensive players. Yet even a trip to Marine saw Bale's frustrations continue with a free kick saved by Passant. 'Our game plan was to stay in the game as long as we can.

Most important, of course, a 5-0 victory to take us into round four in our first tie against non-league opposition since 1995, a hat-trick for Carlos Vinicius, history made with Alfie Devine becoming our youngest-ever player and goalscorer at 16 years, 163 days and Jose picked out Dele and Gedson for their contributions.

It was the 21-year-old's first goal in senior football and it was perhaps the greatest result in Crawley's 125-year history. He relished working under Neil MacFarlane and Sam Saunders and says that he "fell back in love with football" at Brentford, where he also learned "the mens' game side of it". It's just unfortunate at the end that we conceded five goals.

It might have been a harsh lesson for Marine, but with Spurs fans buying more than 20,000 tickets to a match no one was allowed to attend, and then splashing cash at the Marine club shop as well, there was a nice silver lining for all concerned.

'The Cup run has been a lifesaver for us financially for where we are in non-league.

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