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    On days like this the grand old Cup is still alive and kicking. You want romance? It would make the average Mills and Boon novel look cold-hearted.

    Forget the shame around Leeds midfielder Samu Saiz being sent off for spitting, or that his boss Thomas Christiansen thought it would be a doddle and picked a team that couldn't cope.

    This was an afternoon about a small club that nearly went Cheap Newport Cigarettes out of the League and out of business last season and its local hero Michael Flynn, a determined young manager with his heart in the club, and how they can all can now dream of riches.

    Flynn will watch Monday night's fourth round draw praying for a trip to Anfield, not just because he's a Liverpool fan but because the cash could pay for the new training ground he so desperately wants to create.

    'This is why the Cup for me, and especially now I am a manager, is by far still the most special competition in world football,' he said.

    'I understand that for the bigger clubs it isn't as important as the Champions League or the Premier League, especially for managers who are under pressure from their chairman because of the money.

    'But this is still huge for the smaller clubs. It gives everybody a chance to dream.'

    Substitute Shawn McCoulsky's 89th minute winner was the stuff of comic book stories, as the boy on loan from Bristol Buy Cheap Cigarettes Online City soared above the Leeds defence to head home Robbie Willmott's corner. (Willmott, incidentally, was stacking shelves in Tesco last summer before being given a second chance to play for the club that had released him two years earlier.)

    Berardi points the way as he trots back to the halfway line for the restart after his early goal

    The tiny Rodney Parade ground, rented from the rugby club and filled to capacity for the first time since the final day win over Notts Cigarettes For Sale Online County last May that saved their League status, was filled with noise and celebration.

    It was a classic tie, all the more so because Leeds had led from the ninth minute when Gaetano Berardi's 30-yard shot took a huge deflection off team mate Pierre-Michel Lasogga to leave home goalkeeper Joe Day stranded.

    Unusally for a centre forward Lasogga didn't try to claim the goal, simply sharing the celebrations for 5ft 8ins defender Berardi who had played 101 previous games for the club without ever getting on the score sheet.