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Football: Leeds stun Tottenham in FA Cup

Published on Jan 28, 2013 12:00 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Tottenham Hotspur were dumped out of the English FA Cup in the fourth round, beaten 2-1 by second-tier Leeds United on Sunday.

Spurs, currently fourth in the Premier League, join Aston Villa, Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers in being eliminated from the tournament by lower-league opposition this weekend.

Three-time English champions Leeds, who stunned Manchester United in the third round in 2010, took a 15th-minute lead when Luke Varney scampered down the inside-left channel before calmly beating goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

Ross McCormack made it 2-0 five minutes into the second half with a sweet left-footed shot following a lobbed pass from El-Hadji Diouf, before Spurs replied through a Clint Dempsey header in the 58th minute.

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