Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Sutton Star in Weekend of Cup Upsets

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Sutton Star in Weekend of Cup Upsets

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SUTTON made FA Cup history by capping a weekend of upsets with victory over Championship promotion-chasers Leeds.

Paul Doswell's side join Lincoln in the fifth round - the first time since the formation of the Football League that two non-league teams have reached this stage.

The tie was a repeat of a clash in the same round in 1970, which Don Revie's all-conquering Leeds won 6-0, but this time it was Sutton who came out on top.

Captain Jamie Collins scored the only goal of the 1-0 win from the penalty spot in the 53rd minute after Lewie Coyle had been fouled by Marco Silvestre.

Leeds, who had Liam Cooper sent off late on, paid for making 10 changes to their side and joined Coventry in 1989 on the list of famous Sutton cup scalps.

Two Premier League sides fell to lowerleague opposition, with Hull losing 4-1 to Championship Fulham and Watford beaten 1-0 by League One Millwall.

It capped a significant week for the Lions, who thoroughly deserved the win given to them by Steve Morison's closerange finish in the 85th minute.

Millwall's immediate future at The Den was secured on Wednesday after Lewisham Council's abandonment of a controversial property scheme.

There was no shortage of excitement at Craven Cottage and delight for the home fans as Fulham reached the fifth round for the first time in six years. …

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