No sign of Becchio, but who needs the lumbering Argentine when you have Lionel Varney in the team? The ball from Shit Brown was brilliant, Hell Hadji left it superbly when in an offside position, and Varney's run and finish were superb. Everybody expected him to pass, especially Vertonghen who failed to come across to challenge, but Varney ran on, looked up, shaped his body and buried a gem of a goal. Fantastic!
So far, Leeds have been the better team, cheered on by a passionate Elland Road. Funny the way the fans can find the money for a Cup tie and forget their hatred for Master Bates isn't it?
Byram has been outstanding, forcing Bale to switch wings, and Leeds have looked comfortable. Tottenham's attacking options on the bench are limited, so if Leeds can keep Bale and Lennon shackled, they could be on for a fantastic victory.
And Tottenham? Another goal less 45 minutes with Parker pulling the midfield strings!