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.

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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, 14:29

  • 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

6. But it’s sloppy. First chance Leeds have to get at Crawley, Alioski with the ball and tries to play in Costa down the left but he over hits his pass out of play.

Leeds starting to dominate the ball

8. Good couple of minutes on the ball for Leeds as they try and spread play. The pitch is a tad bobbly, but that’s not stopping them knock it around.

8. A half chance, you’d say. Nice touch and cross from Poveda, but it is just a little high for Rodrigo who was peeling off inside the box. He can’t bring it down and it’s out of play.

10. Davis gives it away… good crossing opportunity from the opposite flank. Leeds, though, hold firm and United win a goal-kick.

12. Poveda nutmegs a Crawley man, he then plays in Rodrigo into the box but the striker is offside. Good work from both. 

13. Nichols turns and has space in the Leeds half. He has no support so he opts to shoot, but it’s blocked and runs straight to Casilla in goal. Both sides are looking to attack, it has to be said.

14. Better from Leeds. Rodrigo shoots, but his chance is blocked. It falls to Hernandez on the edge of the box. He flicks it one way, then another but his effort flies high and wide.

15. Best one of the game so far. Poveda with it. Alioski slides him in and he drills low but it’s saved by the goalkeepers leg. Tight angle. Corner to United now…

16. Poveda wins another after the initial corner was cleared. Bit of sustained pressure from Leeds now… as Rodrigo heads over the bar. Goal-kick.

19. Honestly, not much to write home about. Both sides exchanging possession but neither side able to work any chances. Bit scrappy.

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