Non-League side Sutton takes down Leeds to make FA Cup final 16
The magic of the Cup lives on.
Semi-professional side Sutton United has advanced to the last 16 of the FA Cup with a stunning defeat of Leeds United 1-0, the third English league club they have taken down thus far in the competition.
The only goal of the match was scored on a penalty in the 56th minute. It was awarded after a ball over the top for Roarie Deacon was challenged hard by Leeds defender Lewie Coyle. Goalkeeper Marco Silvestri came out as well, and as defender and goalkeeper collided, it also took out Deacon as the referee pointed to the spot.
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Jamie Collins stepped up and buried the penalty low and to the left, giving Sutton the lead.
Sutton defeated fellow non-league side Dartford in the first round 6-3. They have since knocked off League Two side Cheltenham, League One club AFC Wimbledon on replay, and now Championship side Leeds United.
They become the second non-league side into the final 16 of the Cup, the first time in the competition’s history that has happened. Sutton is joined by Lincoln City, who defeated Ipswich Town in the third round on replay and then Brighton in the fourth round.