Wednesday, August 4

Leeds de Bielsa falls to Crawley, a fourth with a ‘reality’ actor in their ranks

The local team lined up the actor in added time when they were already winning 3-0

Manchester City, Chelsea and Totteham solve their duels without problems

The path of the newly promoted Leeds in the Premier it is being good (12th classified), but the cups are doing badly to the group of Marcelo bielsa. If in the League Cup he fell to the first at the hands of Hull City, of the third division, this Sunday his executioner in the FA Cup has been the Crawley Town, of the fourth division, which has endorsed an unappealable 3-0 to the whites, although more than the result, the humiliating thing was that the rival ended with the protagonist of a television ‘reality’ in its ranks.

It is Bielsa’s third season at the helm of Leeds and in none of them has he managed to overcome the first round of the Cup. The Argentine coach has given rest to many of his starters and has paid for it. After finishing the first half scoreless, Kiko Casilla has conceded two in the first bars of the second.

The third goal allowed Crawley not only to seal his pass, but to play Mark wright, a well-known TV reality star in the UK who as a youth he played for West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham and that he shoots a documentary with the Sussex club about his attempt to become a professional player again. He couldn’t imagine a better script.

Surprises of this kind are one of the great attractions of the first rounds of this competition, although only once before had a fourth-ranked team defeated a first-class team by three or more goals.

City, Chelsea and Tottenham comply

Unlike Leeds, they have fulfilled their mission on Manchester city, he Chelsea and the Tottenham. The team of Pep Guardiola gave Birmingham no options Aitor karanka at the Etihad (3-0). The Manchester team came out with a very recognizable team and soon got the tie back on track. Bernardo silva scored twice in the first quarter of an hour and Foden sentenced at 30 minutes.

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Chelsea’s Frank Lampard he also wanted to avoid problems. Mason Mount and Timo Werner they marked the way in the first part and Callum Hudson-Odoi and Kai havertz sentenced in the second. For Werner it was his first goal in 13 games, after a poor start to the season at his new club.

To Tottenham Jose Mourinho he had to face the weakest rival of those who remain in the Cup, the Marine FC, eighth category. It was the second time that a team from that division reached the third round and the first time it had been measured against a team from the first division. Putting the tables of each division in a row, There are 161 steps between the two teams, the biggest difference ever seen in an FA Cup match. And it’s showing on the grass. At halftime, the London team wins 0-4.

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