Alioskis post-match handbags, Raphinhas shove and Leeds United moments you missed – Leeds Live

Leeds United sampled the cold taste of a miserable FA Cup giant-killing once again on Sunday as League Two Crawley Town humiliated them 3-0.

Aside from the trio of strikes by the hosts in the second period, there were five substitutions used by Marcelo Bielsa, three of which drew plenty of criticism at the break.

Here are some of the moments you may have missed at Broadfield Stadium.

Mark Wright’s sideshow

The reality TV star’s crack at professional football at the age of 33 is odd and displeases many, but it’s impossible not to mention in this column, such was the attention on him.

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This felt like the finale to what has been a contrived PR stunt from Wright and Crawley. When else have you seen a 33-year-old pick up his first professional contract based on very little worthwhile play elsewhere?

It’s rare to see so many cameras focused on a team’s substitute in the warm-up and then there was the post-match warm-down which had a camera trained on it too.

Wright came out with a selection of other Crawley players, still in his full kit, and went through those drills you sometimes see up and down the pitch.

The cameras made sure they interviewed him, all sweaty and out of breath afterwards. I wonder if that will be added to the end of their match montage to underline his massive contribution to the 3-0 hammering.

Alioski leads the inquest

The second goal was the killer blow, wasn’t it? Just three minutes after the first and it rammed home the way the tide had turned so soon after the interval.

While Crawley, quite rightly, went berserk the Leeds players trudged back to the halfway line for the restart and while everyone’s heads were down, silent, it was Ezgjan Alioski who raised the volume and called on everyone to look at themselves.

Raphinha shows his frustration

As Tom Dallison dawdled off the pitch, match won, 89th-minute switch with Mark Wright, Raphinha got fed up of waiting.

The Brazilian ushered the full-back off the pitch with a palm in his back until the last 10 yards before the touchline when he shoved him off the field.

Ezgjan Alioski during the FA Cup Third Round match between Crawley Town and Leeds United at The Peoples Pension Stadium on January 10, 2021

Ezgjan Alioski was an angry man
(Image: Mark Leech/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Alioski’s anger boil over

It may have been missed on the TV coverage amid Crawley’s celebrations, but Alioski actually picked up a yellow card after the third goal.

Despite the result clearly being beyond Leeds at that stage, Alioski was so fed up with how long Crawley took celebrating he argued with referee Peter Bankes so forcibly he wa cautioned.

Then, after the full-time whistle, he very nearly could have picked up a second yellow after some unnecessary spats with a couple of Crawley players.

Kiko Casilla had an afternoon to forget in Leeds United's FA Cup clash against Crawley Town.

Leeds United have suffered another early and embarrassing FA Cup exit after slumping to a 3-0 defeat at Crawley Town.

Next up for the well-beaten Whites is a return to Premier League action when they host Brighton at the weekend.

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While one went to shake his hand, Alioski refused it before fronting up and then doing the same with a second player while he was remonstrating with Bankes.

Angry man.

Poveda’s moment of magic

Comfortably the brightest moment of the game for Leeds from their brightest player.

Poveda’s best period came down the left flank in the opening period of the first half. Aside from getting United’s best shot of the game on goal, there was another moment of brilliance.

The winger shifted the ball from the inside to the outside of his right boot in on fluid movement to deceive his marker and fashion some space.

Captain Phillips

A footnote which got lost in the flurry of second-half devastation, but Kalvin Phillips got to captain his boyhood club after Liam Cooper’s substitution.

We are sure he would have been distraught with the result, but he must have been proud to strap that armband across his left arm.