FA Cup: The Key Battles that will decide Sutton vs. Leeds
The FA Cup returns this weekend and one match-up has really whet FootballFanCast’s appetite; Sutton United vs. Leeds United, our Fixture in Focus, at 2pm on Sunday.
Indeed, there may be teams of higher quality involved in the Fourth Round but there’s such a magical feel about this one: a non-league side with giant-killing-previous hosting one of English football’s biggest clubs in an almost exact replica of their meeting 27 years ago – a 6-0 win for Don Revie’s Whites that drew a 14,000 crowd to Gander Green Lane.
We’re hoping the 90 minutes will be a little closer this time around, though, and there’s certainly much less between the sides these days – in fact, Sutton reached their highest ranking throughout the English pyramid of 95th earlier this season, whilst Leeds – although on the march for promotion – obviously aren’t dominating the top-flight in the same way they were under Revie.
Bearing that in mind and the old adage of FA Cup magic, Sunday’s game could well come down to which side dominates the key individual battles.
SO, here are THREE that could decide the outcome of the Fourth Round clash.