'We bossed it' - Crawley Town and Leeds United supporters react to huge FA Cup giant killing

Who said the magic of the FA Cup was dead?

Sunday, 10th January 2021, 3:28 pm
Jordan Tunnicliffe celebrates with teammates Tony Craig and Ashley Nadesan after scoring their team's third goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Crawley Town and Leeds United at The Peoples Pension Stadium on January 10, 2021

Crawley Town created another piece of FA Cup history as the League Two side defeated last season’s Championship winners and current Premier League side Leeds United on Sunday afternoon.

Incredibly, there are 64 places between Crawley and Leeds in the football pyramid.

The Whites fielded a strong side with former Real Madrid goalkeeper and three-time Champions League winner Kiko Casilla alongside England international Kalvin Phillips and £27m summer signing Rodrigo.

Nick Tsaroulla drew first blood for Crawley Town in the 50th minute, with Ashley Nadesan doubling their lead just three minutes later.

Jordan Tunnicliffe then added the gloss to a historic win for the Reds.

And supporters were quick to react to the memorable victory – which had shades of Crawley’s cup win over Derby County 10 years ago this weekend.

Scroll down to see how Crawley Town and Leeds United reacted to the result on Twitter:

Ashley Nadesan celebrates with Tom Nichols and teammates after scoring their side's second goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Crawley Town and Leeds United at The Peoples Pension Stadium on January 10, 2021.

@gregmgaffney: “Unbelievable! We bossed it. Should have been 4 or 5-0, settle for 3-0 Well done Reds, such an impressive performance from every player!”

@jammygeez: “What a squad we have. This could just be a special season for us! Well done Redz.”

@joshua_purnell: “Fair play! Hopefully you get another big team to drive up your revenue.”

@McCauleyFisher: “Congrats from a Leeds fan, wanted it a lot more than our lads!!”

Tom Nichols battles for possession with Liam Cooper and Jamie Shackleton of Leeds United during the FA Cup Third Round match between Crawley Town and Leeds United at The Peoples Pension Stadium on January 10, 2021.

@ClassicPanda94: “Fair play Crawley very much deserved the win. Hope you go on a mad cup run! From a Leeds fan.”

@AlexHumes2: “Well deserved, great football well above the quality in league two. All the best for the rest of the competition and the season.”