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28 August 2019

Club News


28 August 2019

Crawley Town were back in the national spotlight on Tuesday night after we knocked Premier League Norwich City out of the Carabao Cup.

Here's what the national and local media made of our first ever win over top-flight opposition.

Daily Mail - Crawley are simply the Bez

When the teams were read out and it became clear that Norwich had a completely new line-up, Crawley knew there was a chance of a shock. Crawley boss Gabriele Cioffi said: "The stadium was rocking. The first time I came here I had this vision. We can enjoy the result then it is back to work for Saturday's game."

Daily Mirror - Bez Night

Congo-born Bez Lubala smashed his fifth goal in six games in the 17th minute - and they held on like heroes for the upset.

Daily Star - Ace Bez does the business

Crawley fans celebrated by letting off a flare while the 1,700 travelling Canaries supporters, who had struggled to get to West Sussex because of travel chaos, were stunned into silence.

Daily Telegraph - Glory night for Crawley

Some may not treat the Carabao Cup with too much respect but that does not, and now will not, include Crawley Town. Last night they beat a top flight team for the first time in their history and it will not matter a jot to those in north Sussex that Norwich's priorities clearly lay elsewhere. Norwich fans will not have been pleased that a difference of three divisions between the teams was not always very evident.

The Times - Crawley create history

History was made at the snappily-named The People’s Pension Stadium last night as Crawley Town beat top-flight opponents for the first time.

Crawley Observer - Dallison hoping for Spurs in the next round

Tom Dallison was a rock in the Crawley Town defence as they beat the Canaries and he wants the Reds fans to have another chance of seeing a Premier League side at The People's Pension Stadium. He said: "I would love another Premier League team. I would love to give the fans another big team at home but whatever comes comes." And when pushed, he said: "I would love to play Spurs."

Norwich Evening News - Roberts: You can't say we didn't take it seriously

Norwich winger Patrick Roberts insists his side did not underestimate the chances of a cup upset. "Obviously it's not worked but I thought we played really well and that cutting edge at the end just wasn't there. But these things happen, these are tough nights and tough places to comes and you've got to be on top of your game," he said.


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