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Mailman Knocks Leeds Out The Cup

  • Mirror, Monday, December 1, 2008 1:30 PM
The English media love the early rounds of the FA Cup because they get the chance to list the mundane jobs of the lower league team's semipro players. Fifth-tier Histon Town duly provided the "delivery" headlines after it knocked 2001 Champions League semifinalst Leeds United out of the competition Sunday on a headed goal by mailman Matt Langston.

Histon will now compete in the third round, when Premier League teams enter the draw, with a home game against Championship (second-tier) club Swansea City. Leeds, described in the Mirror match report as "simply awful," was beaten by a team that included captain Mat Mitchel-King, who "also works as a model and has been a body double for [Manchester United captain] Rio Ferdinand," as well as an "estate agent, a tube [London Underground] worker and a househusband."

"I always had the feeling that we could do something," said Histon manager Steve Fallon. "We had a bit of luck but then teams that get this far in the FA Cup need luck. They [Leeds] are not the European Cup side of seven years ago. They are only a few places above Swindon and we beat them in the last round."


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