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Crouchy expects cup cracker

Posted on 3 February 2010  - 12:00

Peter Crouch is relishing the prospect of playing in front of a packed Elland Road in tonight's (Wednesday, February 3) FA Cup replay.

Crouchy expects cup cracker

Peter Crouch is relishing the prospect of playing in front of a packed Elland Road in tonight's (Wednesday, February 3) FA Cup replay.

We travel to Yorkshire after a thrilling fourth round tie finished 2-2 at White Hart Lane on January 23. We led twice but were pegged back on both occasions with Jermain Beckford taking the match to a replay with a 91st-minute equaliser from the penalty spot.

Famed for its electric atmosphere, there will be 30,000-plus packed into Elland Road for tonight's encounter.

"I've played there a couple of times," said ‘Crouchy'. "I remember playing in the Premier League against them and it's a great place to go and play, especially for a cup-tie.

"The crowd get right behind them and with our travelling support, it will be a great atmosphere. I'm sure it will be a magnificent game."

Peter opened the scoring after we'd dominated the initial match at the Lane and admitted we should have wrapped the game up after leading twice via his goal just before half-time and Roman Pavlyuchenko's fine strike with 15 minutes remaining. It wasn't to be though as Beckford kept his cool from the spot for his second of the match.

"Yes, it was disappointing not to see the game out," he said. "They looked sharp and credit to them, they worked hard and caused us problems at times but not enough problems to draw the game. We should have killed the game off.

"We know we'll have to go to Leeds and play well. Their support was magnificent at White Hart Lane and it will be the same at Elland Road but we've strong belief that we can go there and win."