Oldham Beats Liverpool, Leeds Defeats Spurs in F.A. Cup Upsets
Oldham upset Liverpool 3-2 in the fourth round of English soccer’s F.A. Cup today, while Leeds beat Tottenham 2-1 to also eliminate Premier League opposition. Chelsea needs a replay after a 2-2 tie at Brentford.
Norwich, Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers have also been knocked out by lower-league opposition at this stage in a series of upsets. Fifth-tier Luton Town provided the biggest shock, winning 1-0 at Norwich.
Today, Luke Varney and Ross McCormack scored at Elland Road as Championship team Leeds took a two-goal lead, before Clint Dempsey headed a goal for Tottenham, which is fourth in the elite Premier League.
Chelsea, winner of the competition four times in the past six seasons, twice rallied from a goal behind. Marcello Trotta and Harry Forrester, with a penalty, got goals at Griffin Park in west London for Brentford, which plays in the third-tier League One. Oscar and Fernando Torres replied for the defending champion.
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