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Alioski admits Bielsea 'sad' as Leeds thrased by Crawley in FA Cup defeat

Crawley Town delivered one of the FA Cup third round's most emphatic upsets as the League Two underdogs tore apart Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds.

Three second-half goals rewarded a fantastic performance from John Yems' side as they made light of the 62 places between themselves and their Premier League visitors.

Nick Tsaroulla, playing only his seventh game in senior football, set the ball rolling, beating three Leeds defenders to fire home a superb solo opener.

United keeper Kiko Casilla's error allowed Ashley Nadesan to double the lead before Jordan Tunnicliffe added a third for Crawley, who could have won by more.

Leeds midfielder Ezgjan Alioski said afterwards, "We are really disappointed and it wasn't the result that we wanted. We took the game really seriously and we wanted to win and go on a run, so it is disappointing.

"Crawley played the game of their lives, and congratulations. To beat us 3-0 - I still can't believe it.

"The manager said what he wanted to say. It's important for every player to know what this means. He is sad and the players are sad."


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