Leeds United handed huge cup incentive after draw

Luciano Becchio gets in a diving header for Leeds United in their FA Cup third round tie against Birmingham. Picture: IAN HARBER

Luciano Becchio gets in a diving header for Leeds United in their FA Cup third round tie against Birmingham. Picture: IAN HARBER

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LEEDS United have been handed a big incentive to win their FA Cup third round replay at Birmingham with the winners being drawn out at home to Premiership big boys Tottenham.

The Whites had to settle for a replay after failing to make the most of home advantage on Saturday when a Luciano Becchio goal earned them a 1-1 draw and now face the prospect of a trip to the Midlands on Tuesday, January 15 if they are to earn the lucrative fourth round tie.

Birmingham were the better side for long spells with their pacy attack causing the hosts problems, but United hung in and could have snatched victory if Becchio had made the most of another great chance and if Jason Pearce’s first half header had not struck the post.

 

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