Crawley Town are celebrating a major FA Cup shock – after thumping Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds 3-0.

A trio of second-half goals gave John Yems’ League Two outfit a well-deserved third-round win at the People’s Pension Stadium.

Leeds, who host Albion in the Premier League on Saturday, made seven changes and rested several regulars.

But it was a strong line-up – and they were dismantled by the hosts in the second half after a cagey opening period.

Nick Tsaroulla and man-of-the-match Ashley Nadesan scored in the space of two minutes early in the second half.

Tsaroulla opened the scoring on 51 minutes with a brilliant piece of skill.


He turned away from two defenders in a tight area then kept the ball away from two more before whipping a shot across Kiko Casilla.

The keeper should arguably have done better.

He was certainly at fault two minutes later when the lead was extended.

Nadesan’s running had already caused the Premier League side some discomfort.

This time he got away down the inside-right channel and fired in a shot which took a bobble and beat Casilla at his near post.

When the keeper denied Nadesan from a set-piece on 70 minutes, Jordan Tunnicliffe was perfectly positioned to control the rebound and thrash it high into the net for the third.

Casilla made the most eye-catching save of the first half.

He got across quickly to his left to parry a close-range header by Tom Nichols from a corner.

Home keeper Glenn Morris was also sharp as he got a foot to a shot from Ian Poveda.

Leeds could have had a penalty when Rodrigo appeared to be pulled back by Tony Craig in front of goal as he looked to reach a cross by Helder Costa.

Referee Peter Bankes did not seemingly spot the contact an VAR was not in operation.

Other than that, Morris was given great protection by the well-organised line-up ahead of him.

Reality TV star Mark Wright went on as sub just before the end.