Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s FA Cup clash between Plymouth Argyle and Leeds United, including predictions, team news and possible teams.
Struggling to get a 1-1 draw early FA Cup fourth race, Plymouth Argyle forced a replay with the Championship team Leeds Unitedwill be played at Home Park on Tuesday.
A trip to the Premier League division awaits the winner of the midweek battle, as Chelsea or Aston Villa will be waiting for the fifth showdown.
A game show
Just after half an hour at Elland Road on January 27, Leeds’ winner Jaydon Anthony scored a goal worthy of winning any FA Cup competition; cutting inside from the left, escaping Plymouth’s lackluster challenge and slotting home with panache before paying tribute to his late mother.
Ian FosterThis side had another trick, though, as it had 17 minutes of good time, Mustapha Bundu chose to run for Adam Randell with a soft pass, and the midfielder did the rest and finished to enliven the Elland Road faithful.
After surviving a series of disasters in their penalty area, Foster’s men left with a penciled in their February books and are in with a chance of reaching the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2006-07; he has been knocked out three times in the fourth round since then.
Two such exits came in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons at Sheffield United and Chelsea respectively before humiliating round-robin defeats at Grimsby Town last year, but Plymouth have been building a strong title under Foster and back-to-back Championship wins over Swansea City at the end of last season. a week.
Remaining loyal to the Green Army amid speculation of a move to the Premier League in January, Morgan WhittakerA 16th Championship goal of the season earned Plymouth a 1-0 win – extending their unbeaten run to six matches – and Home Park is where the heart is for the hosts on Tuesday.
Unbeaten at home since going down 3-1 at Swansea on October 7, Plymouth have impressively scored two goals in their last nine games at Home Park – including three of their last five – so Leeds can rue losing their chance at the weekend. two ago.
However, the failure to see Foster’s side represents the only note on the Whites’ edition of 2024 so far, as the visitors’ other six games since the end of the year have been won, including Saturday’s taxing competition with Bristol City.
Taking Plymouth with a 1-0 win, to be personal Wilfried Gnonto beaten and all it took Daniel FarkeMen to win the Championship five in the jump, making the Whites in third place in the second division of Southampton, although they played another game.
Closing out the Robins also saw the resilient Whites record their fifth record from their seven-game run – in which Randell’s Elland Road equaliser was one of the two goals they conceded – and have been eliminated from one of the last four. FA Cup match in the fourth round.
Furthermore, Leeds travel to Home Park with a 10-game unbeaten run to protect Plymouth – whose last win in the game came back in the 1988-89 season – although Tuesday’s replay will represent the first appearance at Argyle since November. 2006.
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Since starting at Elland Road with their heads held high, Plymouth Argyle have added a young left-back Lino Sousa to their club from Aston Villa – who poached him from Arsenal before loaning him to Home Park – but as the 19-year-old was not registered at Plymouth for the opening game, he is not available for Tuesday’s game.
Your friends have arrived in January Darko Gyabi He will also be absent due to his inability to face his parent club, Tottenham Hotspur Alfie Devine they have the trophy, having gone to Port Vale earlier in the tournament.
Scorer Randell is Callum Wright They are due to join the unqualified duo on Tuesday, but Foster and his team welcome Leeds to their capital without any worries.
In contrast, Leeds still have three injured defensive players to work on the midweek replay, viz. Stuart Dallas (hip), Pascal Struijk (words) and Karl Darlow (finger) are both in hospital at the time of writing.
One rearguard boost has arrived in the form of a Burnley loanee Connor Roberts, but for the same reasons as Sousa, the Welshman is also unable to take part in the replay. However, Jamie Shackleton and Sam Byram are there to revive the team in the backfield.
Anthony was only brought in because of the demise of Bristol City, but the Bournemouth loanee is set to step down. Chrysencio Summerville at the bench at Home Park, where Patrick BamfordAttack positions are also at risk Joel Piroe.
Plymouth Argyle possible starting line-up:
Dangerous; Galloway, Phillips, Gibson; Mumba, Randell, Roberts, Miller; Whittaker, Wright; Hardy
Leeds United expected to start:
Meslier; Shackleton, Ampadu, Rodon, Firpo; Gruev, Kamara; Gnonto, Rutter, Anthony; Piroe
We say: Plymouth Argyle 2-2 Leeds United (aet, Plymouth to win on penalties)
A goal-loving Plymouth side coming up against a defensive Leeds side will make for an interesting watch, and with the Home Park crowd looking forward to it, Argyle’s aggression should be on display.
An in-form Whites side is expected to fight back with fire, but if penalties are to decide the fate of these two sides, we have faith in Foster’s men to record a fifth day against the Premier League opposition.
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