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12 January 2021

Leeds stunned by fourth-tier Crawley in FA Cup as Spurs crush Marine

By AFP, London

Leeds suffered a humiliating FA Cup exit against Crawley as the League Two side swept to a stunning 3-0 win, while eighth-tier Marine\'s hopes of causing the competition\'s greatest shock were crushed in a 5-0 defeat against Tottenham.
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.
While Marine\'s romantic adventure was cut short by Carlos Vinicius\'s hat-trick and Chelsea and Manchester City progressed to the fourth round with ease, Crawley\'s unexpected success encapsulated the FA Cup\'s unique charm at a time when football is badly in need of some positive news.