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Non-league Sutton earn historic FA Cup win over dire Leeds

Garry Monk’s side were beaten thanks to a Jamie Collins penalty.

Sutton's players celebrate the goal of Jamie Collins.
Sutton's players celebrate the goal of Jamie Collins.

JAMIE COLLINS WENT from builder to hero on Sunday as his penalty secured non league Sutton a 1-0 win over second tier highflyers Leeds United and a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history.

Sutton, whose assistant coach Ian Baird ironically captained Leeds to the 1987 FA Cup semi-finals, join Lincoln in the last 16, the first time in the competition’s history two non league clubs have reached that stage.

Leeds, who are fourth in the Championship, had captain Liam Cooper sent off for a second bookable offence in the second-half.

“It is a great day,” Collins told BBC Radio.

“To beat Leeds is a fantastic achievement. I have got a lot of family here so that makes it even more special.

“On Friday I was on a building site.”

– © AFP 2017

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