Crawley 3-0 Leeds United - recap: Marcelo Bielsa reaction to FA Cup embarrassment

Leeds United travel to face Crawley Town in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon - follow all the latest below.

By Joe Urquhart
Sunday, 10th January 2021, 7:51 pm

Marcelo Bielsa is expected to make a number of changes for the trip to face League Two opposition.

United travel south to West Sussex looking to avoid a giant killing in English football's historic competition.

Leeds have been in impressive form in the Premier League this season, sitting 12th in the top flight as the season nears the halfway mark.

Leeds United travel to Crawley Town in the FA Cup.

Crawley themselves are unbeaten in nine matches across all competitions heading into the tie at Broadfield stadium.

Follow every kick with the Yorkshire Evening Post's live match day blog below...

Crawley Town v Leeds United (FA Cup) - LIVE BLOG

Last updated: Sunday, 10 January, 2021, 13:30

  • Leeds travel to Crawley in the FA Cup
  • United take on League Two opposition in the third round
  • The Whites sit 12th in the Premier League
  • Town are sixth in the fourth division
  • Kick-off takes place at 13.30
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  • FT - Crawley 3-0 Leeds

Welcome to today’s live blog!

Leeds United will be looking to avoid an FA Cup upset this afternoon (we’ve had enough of those, haven’t we?).

United travel to West Sussex to take on Crawley Town in the third round of this year’s competition - we’ll keep you right up to date here throughout the afternoon if you’re not watching on.

Early Leeds United team news

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper has been passed fit for today’s clash.

Fellow central defender Diego Llorente is also available but it not expected to feature as Leeds manage his return from injury.

Forward Tyler Roberts is still missing while long-term absentee Robin Koch is sidelined with a knee problem.

Leeds United predicted line-up

Marcelo Bielsa is expected to make a number of changes this afternoon for the clash at Crawley.

A host of first team fringe players should feature, but the Leeds boss did concede ahead of kick-off that all players who will start will have seen game time already this season - meaning a strong line-up is expected.

YEP XI (3-3-1-3): Casilla; Cooper, Phillips, Struijk; Ayling, Shackleton, Davis; Costa, Hernandez, Poveda; Bamford.

Our man is in position

Leeds arrive at Crawley - early squad sighting

Leeds arrive - an early look at the squad


Crawley’s line-up - with Mark Wright on the bench

Leeds United squad in full

Seven changes for Marcelo Bielsa, the line-up looks like a 3-3-1-3 formation to us.

XI: Casilla; Davis, Struijk, Cooper; Alioski, Phillips, Shackleton; Hernandez, Poveda, Costa; Rodrigo. 

Subs: Caprile, Huggins, Jenkins, Casey, Harrison, Raphinha, Greenwood. 

Bielsa arrives at Crawley!

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