Grayson proud as Leeds shock United
Leeds United manager Simon Grayson hailed his "outstanding" team after they produced one of the great FA Cup shocks by knocking out Manchester United 1-0 in the third round. Jermaine Beckford's 19th-minute goal gave third-tier League One leaders Leeds, 43 places below English champions United, their first victory at their hosts Old Trafford ground in 29 years.
"It was a good ball from Jonathan Howson and Jermaine got in there and nine times out of ten he finishes them off and that's what he did," Grayson said. " He gave us an opportunity to go on and win the game from there and with a bit of luck that's what we did," the lifelong Leeds fan added.
"Full credit to the players who were outstanding today, but it’s what they've been like all season."
Grayson, recalling how Brian Flynn had been the last man to score the winner for Leeds at Old Trafford back in 1981, said: "I saw Flynny the other week and he reminded me he was the last player to score the winner at Old Trafford.
"I told the players before the game this was the opportunity to be a new hero. I'm sure we'll be celebrating in Leeds over the next few days and the players might have tomorrow off, then start ready for the Wycombe game at the weekend."
Leeds captain Richard Naylor said: "We've had to wait a long time since we last won here and I'm really proud of the lads and the supporters.
"I thought we had a few chances to make it two late on. They're always going to get chances at Old Trafford, you wouldn't expect anything else, but we dug in when we had to."