There is a grisly quality to Leeds’ FA Cup record over the past two decades. Only five times have they progressed beyond the third round and sometimes they have not even made it that far. Their supporters still shudder at a couple of crashes from the dark days of League One – against Hereford and non-league Histon in rounds one and two respectively.

This was another humiliation to set alongside yet more, against Newport County, non-league Sutton and Rochdale; an afternoon when they were not so much as beaten but torn apart during a second half in which Crawley scored three times and ought to have had more.

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