While Manchester United fans and undoubtedly their horrible manager think up excuses for why they’ve just been knocked out the FA Cup by a third tier team, Leeds United fans everywhere will be celebrating a historic victory knowing that the lads did us proud.

“1-0 in your cup final!” Clearly meant with a little sarcasm from Leeds, but nevertheless, it’ll be the last game Manchester United play in this years FA Cup. I imagine the excuses range from having an unfit squad to a dodgy referee (despite the fact he should have sent Brown off at least twice) and lead on to explain why the FA Cup isn’t important and they didn’t care anyway. Quite. I mean, after all, it’s not like Alex Ferguson and co. have been hyping this match up all week. It’s not like Manu fans across the country have been telling us about how they’ll hammer us by several goals to nil. The warning signs were there against Liverpool. This team can compete with anyone.

Whilst Manchester United fans dream up their excuses, don’t forget to explain how Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov – two ridiculously expensive strikers – could be out-classed by our very own Jermaine Beckford. Someone you could buy twenty times over with the money these two are alledgedly worth.

If that was Jermaine Beckford’s last game for Leeds United, in ending a 29 year run, he’ll leave Leeds United a hero. He ran Wes Brown off the pitch today and thoroughly deserved the goal.

Full match report featuring the over-touchy stewards, the lovely Manchester Police and some idiot with the most flawed business plan I’ve ever seen tomorrow. For now, enjoy the victory, they don’t come much sweeter than this.

Premier League Champions 0-1 FA Cup minnows!

Spurs up next away. Good times. Marching on together!

15 Responses

  1. Blue Monday

    I have never posted a comment before…but as a lifelong Leeds fan over 30 years…one of the best afternoon’s entertainment I have ever had…we should break the bank to keep Beckford; at last he performed in a big match! Be afraid Spurs.

  2. A J W Smith

    To be honest, I never expected us to win today, so it makes this victory so so sweet. And to do it from the third division/League One makes my teeth rot and fall out!

  3. Kernow

    After hyping up the game, and calling us Third Division! Man that was sweeeet!

  4. Grumpy Older Man

    The whole team was fantastic, including Beckford (although Howson was my MOTM).

  5. Harrogate White

    Get in !!! How long have we needed that….Didn’t think it would happen but we were the better team…2 divs below them and we still won…lol MOT 4ever

  6. Timmo

    What a game, what a result. Brilliant all around. Glad I made the trip across town at 6 this morning. Sounded like a great day out for our fans in attendance. Marchin on

  7. Peter Chapman

    Did you see the F.A Cup draw, that Paul Elliot bloke picked up the Leeds ball, had it cleanly in his hand, then he swapped it for the Spurs ball. Two draws in a row now, Leeds have been the final team out of the bowl, both times facing a top premiership team.

    Jon Hartson in the ITV studio remarked on how there are no big all Premiership ties apart from Liverpool/Reading Vs Burnley and Stoke vs Arsenal. The reason is simple, the balls can simply be warm, ice cold and normal. All major Premiership teams are warm balls, Leeds are the icey cold ball and the rest are a normal temperature.

    Think about it, this ensures that as many big teams get through to the later rounds as possible to stop the championship and league 1 teams sneaking through to the last 8. Remember Cardiff and Millwall reaching the F.A cup finals in recent years?

    By having Leeds as a cold ball, ITV can be sure of having a lower league team capable of causing an F.A Cup upset on television.

    It stinks.

  8. Paul South Wales

    Even my Manc mates admitted they were outplayed! Half eaten prawn sandwiches strewn everywhere!

  9. Brian Shaw

    What a fabulous game from The Yorkshire Lads today!!And this is the beginning of something special to come!!

    Brian Shaw

  10. Keith

    I got up at 1.45 in the morning here in New Zealand to watch the boys, What can I say that hasn’t already been said. Fantastic result not just for the club but for football in general. The FA Cup is alive and well.

  11. Old Billy White

    Great display from everyone, we certainly deserved to win,and not just for the effortput in. Played some really good football Kisnorbo & Kilkenny oustanding, Beckford far too quick and mobile for Brown (England interational, yeah right!).
    Usual moans from Fergie about injury time, but I think this is to hide how bad they were made to look.


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