Man Utd 0 – 1 Leeds United

Original article, by Chris Bevan, via the BBC:

Jermaine Beckford’s winner gave League One leaders Leeds a famous FA Cup victory over their fierce rivals Manchester United in a thrilling tie at Old Trafford.

Of all the sporting events in the world, the FA Cup rates right up there with the World Cup (since the FA Cup’s a yearly event).

Forty-two league places separate the two clubs following the Yorkshire club’s dramatic fall from grace during the last decade but Simon Grayson’s side showed the rate of their recent revival with a memorable triumph.

Leeds at one point had made it to the semi-final of the Champion’s League. They had spent heavily to build the club. Unfortunately, they were relegated while still having the large payroll, and ‘poof.’ They’re rebuilding and apparently doing a good job in doing so.

Man Utd had never before lost in the third round of the Cup – or been knocked out of it by a lower-division side – during Sir Alex Ferguson’s 23-year reign as manager, but they began 2010 on the wrong end of their biggest upset in this competition since they were dumped out by Bournemouth in 1984.

Man U, one of the world’s largest football clubs, is owned by the owners of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Enough reason not to like them there. They do have the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson as manager.

I’ll let you read the rest of the article. Needless to say, a ‘cupset’ of the most monumental type. Now if we can get rid of Chelski, the Gunners and Manchester City, all will be better in the footballing world!

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