Non-league giant killers Sutton United have earned a huge reward for beating Leeds United at the weekend, as they’ll welcome Premier League giants Arsenal to their ground in the FA Cup fifth-round next month.
The minnows, who have never reached the top-four divisions of English football, are coming up against an Arsenal side that has spent the last 92 years in the top division and that’s won the FA Cup twice in the last three seasons.
The fact that Arsenal face Bayern Munich before coming toe-to-toe with Sutton says enough it itself but if that isn’t enough to show you the wonder of the FA Cup, then this statistic certainly is.
45-year-old goalkeeper Wayne Shaw was on the bench during Sutton Utd's famous 1-0 win over Leeds.
He's old enough to be Mesut Özil's dad. ???? pic.twitter.com/EJFwnfcqKx
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) January 30, 2017
Sutton United’s 45-year-old goalkeeper Wayne Shaw could potentially feature against the Gunners next month and he’s old enough to be Mesut Ozil’s dad- not the mention the other youngsters in the Arsenal XI he could have fathered.
To put that into perspective, Arsenal’s oldest player, Petr Cech, will have only just been born when Wayne Shaw started secondary school.