Reality TV star makes cameo as fourth-tier Crawley Town dump Leeds out of FA Cup


Premier League side Leeds United have suffered the biggest upset of the FA Cup third round in losing 3-0 at fourth-tier Crawley Town.

Summing up the 'magic of the FA Cup' was the sight of Mark Wright coming on for Crawley as a late substitute.

The 33-year-old Wright has taken part in reality TV shows "The Only Way Is Essex," "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!" and "Strictly Come Dancing".

He has continued to pursue his dream of becoming a professional player, and joined Crawley last month on a non-contract basis.

Earlier at Broadfield Stadium, a brilliant solo strike from Nick Tsaroulla in the 50th minute put Crawley in front, after a first half in which Leeds dominated possession but caused them few problems.

The lead was doubled three minutes later as Leeds keeper Kiko Casilla let an Ashley Nadesan shot squeeze in at the near post.

The impressive Nadesan had a hand in Crawley's third when his low shot was parried out by Casilla, only for Jordan Tunnicliffe to pounce and drill the ball home.

Crawley boss John Yems said the magnitude of the win over Marcelo Bielsa's side would take some time to comprehend.

"It won't sink in until possibly when you're lying on a beach in the summer and there's people talking about it and you see the re-runs of what the club has done and who you beat," he said.

Source AAP