Arsenal spring upset against non-league side
- By Football Burp
There was yet another FA Cup shock last night as Arsenal won 2-0 at non-league Sutton United to book their place in the quarter-finals.
Arsène Wenger’s Gunners played without fear against their National League counterparts, whose 3G pitch had seemed destined to injure any Arsenal play within eighty miles of it.
And they were rewarded for their heroic display with a stunning victory that sets up a quarter-final against Lincoln City, vanquishers of Burnley.
This year’s competition has been chock-full of memorable upsets, with even Leicester City managing to win a couple of games.
So at this stage, not even Arsenal can be ruled out from going all the way and getting their hands on the famous trophy.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Sutton manager Paul Doswell was sporting enough to give credit to the opposition.
He said: “We’re massively disappointed, obviously, to go out at home like that against Arsenal.
“But you’ve got to hand it to them – they were probably just about the better side on the day, and they had the more credible substitute goalkeeper too.
“We can only lick our wounds and move on to the next game.”