Sun 10 January 2021 | 18:56

Tunnicliffe: “Victory over Leeds hasn’t sunk in yet”

Crawley defender Jordan Tunnicliffe revealed his shock when he helped his League Two club vanquish Leeds in the FA Cup clash.

Jordan Tunnicliffe

found the target when



Leeds United

with a thumping 3-0 result.

It hasn’t sunk in yet, I don’t think,

” Tunnicliffe said.

“I think shock at the minute is the overriding emotion


We know how good Leeds are but we knew that if we gave 100 per cent and stuck to our guns that we had a chance and I think every man (has) done brilliantly out there.

“We’ve been watching Leeds in the Premier League on TV and know how high intensity they are. We had to match that and we did and luckily won 3-0.”

When the 27-year-old was asked which team would he like to fight in the next round, he added: “

We don’t want to get too carried away, we want to go as far as we can but a giant-killing would be lovely.

“Leeds were a big club in themselves but we’d love a big club, go away somewhere and enjoy the day out.”

Nick Tsaoulla

got the rout started for Crawley in the second half of the game.

I’m buzzing

,” he said. “

It was an amazing team performance. I’m getting a bit emotional now. It’s been a long hard road for me and this is a great moment. I’m really proud


John Yems

, Crawley’s boss, was extremely satisfied with the way his squad delivered, saying: “

It’s nice when you work on something and you’ve got the players here, there’s a lot of them have a lot to prove to other clubs that released them.

“It was just a really good team performance. We did what we could do. They’re a good side. We are what we are so let’s see who we get in the next round and just enjoy the moment.”

Ashley Nadesan

scored the second goal and helped Crawley further secure the winning points.

Overall, it’s a team performance and every single one of us has done everyone proud today,

” he said. “

One person gets man of the match but every single one of us put in a shift.

The first goal was a bit of a shock but the second one straight after gave us more momentum and pushed us on to get the third. It was an all-round performance which we’re proud of.”

Leeds boss

Marcelo Bielsa

, on the other hand, was not at all pleased with his side as they failed to take advantage of the opportunities.

Bielsa said: “

We couldn’t unbalance them when we attacked. We had the ball for a long period of time but we couldn’t do much with it.

“In the first half, we played better than the opponent and the game was played how we wanted it to be played, even if we did not create much danger.

“And in the second half the game was played how the opponents wanted to play and they did create danger to deserve the goals that they scored.

“The result generates a lot of sadness and disappointment for us.”

When the Leeds manager was asked about Crawley’s display, he added: “

No it’s not a question of surprise. We knew the characteristics of their players and the opponents just like every other opponent.”

source: SportMob

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