Three reasons Leeds are this season’s FA Cup dark horses
There must have been mixed feelings in the Leeds camp when they drew Sutton United in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup. Although the Amber and Chocolates are the lowest ranked team remaining in the competition – they sit 15 in the National League table – a trip to their Gander Green Lane home in the full glare of the TV cameras makes it a banana skin in waiting, and our Fixture in Focus at Football FanCast.
Removing the ‘magic of the cup’ element from play, though, Leeds should easily overcome Sutton. No disrespect to Paul Doswell’s men, but the gulf in quality is vast and very few non-league sides venture far into the competition nowadays. So, assuming the Whites go through, Garry Monk’s men will find themselves in the last 16 and with a host of Premier League sides already knocked out – and more likely to follow over the coming weekend – getting to a semi-final at Wembley, or even winning the thing, is somewhat feasible.
With that in mind, here are THREE reasons we think Leeds are this year’s dark horses in the FA Cup…