This is why the FA Cup is the best domestic club tournament in the world. It gives smaller clubs the opportunity to play the big teams, and to sometimes upset them.
Jermaine Beckford’s first-half goal gave third-tier Leeds United a 1-0 victory over bitter rivals Manchester united as Sir Alex Ferguson suffered his first FA Cup third-round defeat since taking the reins at Man United in 1986.
Beckford caused Wes Brown and Jonny Evans problems all game, and was rewarded when he latched onto Johnny Howson’s long pass in the first half and steered his shot across Tomasz Kuszczak.
United huffed and puffed throughout the game with Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen both missing good opportunities.
Elsewhere, Aaron Ramsey and Eduardo struck in the final 15 minutes to help Arsenal come from a goal down to win 2-1 at West Ham United, who had led through Alessandro Diamanti’s effort on the stroke of half-time.
Daniel Sturridge scored his first two goals for Chelsea as they cruised to a 5-0 success at home to Watford.