What a game that was tonight in Fleetwood. Our Whites pulled a victory from the jaws of defeat, as Antonsson scored a late normal-time equalizer and after two more goals in extra time, Robert Green saved the day, stopping the final of five penalty kicks to give Leeds the win.
Our Joshua Gilbert has a full recap of that crazy match coming in the morning, but immediately afterwards, our focus shifted to Round Two and who we would face. We’re down to the final 50 clubs, as the 35 winners from Round One moved on to join 15 Premier League clubs. 7 more PL clubs will join the 25 winners from Round Two in Round Three to make 32, and it’s pretty clear from there on in. Everyone got that?
Anyway, down to 50 teams, and Leeds is lucky to be one of them. There are always two schools of thought going into the draw: either give us a match against a big club like Chelsea or Liverpool so we could all have some fun... or give us a match against a minnow, a team we can easily beat to move on.
Of those options, we definitely didn’t get number one. We might have gotten number two... but after they soundly beat Aston Villa in Round One, we’re not so sure.
Our opponent in Round Two? The Hatters of Luton Town.
Honestly, I know nothing about Luton Town (you know nothing, Jon Snow), but I have a pretty good chance to watch them, as their match against Aston Villa was on beIN Sports here in the States. I’ll watch it on replay to get ready for our cup tie, but SB Nation’s Aston Villa blog 7500 to Holte weren’t thrilled with their team’s performance and had this to say when I tweeted our draw...
Simple enough. Looking forward to seeing if Leeds at Luton gets the Sky Sports treatment, and cheers to all of you willing to make that trip.
We’ll have plenty of coverage of Luton before the match as well. For now, be happy we survived Fleetwood. Hopefully we’ll have it a bit more together by the time Round Two comes around. #MOT
Update: Leeds have confirmed the tie is set for Tuesday, August 23, in a 7:45pm kick-off. No word yet on Sky Sports coverage. Here’s hoping.