Kiko Casilla’s error for Leeds leaves Crawley manager laughing from dugout

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Leeds fans have slated goalkeeper Kiko Casilla for his shocking error that gave League Two side Crawley Town a 2-0 lead – but their manager John Yems was left in stitches.

Marcelo Bielsa's side were left stunned by two quick-fire goals from the Kent-based side in the third round of the FA Cup as they were knocked out 3-0.

Midfielder Nick Tsaroulla twisted away from two players to run on goal, driving past the Whites goalkeeper – making only his second appearance of the season.

But the second goal left the Spaniard feeling red-faced and the Leeds bench in shock.

Crawley won the ball back in the middle of the park when Leid Davis' pass was too short and Tom Nichols was able to feed Ashley Nadesan down the right wing.

Despite facing pressure from substitute Oliver Casey, the forward drove towards goal from a tight angle.

Casilla takes it own – but his backwards fall sees the ball bounce off the 34-year-old's left boot and into the net from under his left arm.

As Crawley's players celebrate wildly, all manager Yems can do is laugh to himself.

The 61-year-old is caught on BBC's cameras with a huge smile on his face and chucking as he holds a warm cup of tea.

While Casilla was able to save a shot on 70 minutes, he could not stop Jordan Tunnicliffe smashing in his rebound for the third Crawley goal.

While Yems was laughing, though, the Leeds faithful were left fuming with their goalkeeper for his error.

"Casilla is absolutely dog s***," one supporter said.

Another commented: "Casilla doesn't know where the posts are.:"

While a third sent a fierce warning to Bielsa, with: "Casilla should never put a Leeds jersey on again."

And a fourth added: "Shouldn't play for the first team again. Everyone knows how s*** he is."

With a fifth simply writing: "Go now Casilla. Pack your bags and do one."

Leeds have also been having problems with regular goalkeeper Illar Meslier, looking to West Brom's Sam Johnstone as a replacement.

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