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Bates revels in Red Devils' demise
Published : 06 Jan 2010 14:49:30
A goal from Jermaine Beckford was enough to seal Leeds' place in the fourth round at the expense of the Premier League champions. Bates told the club's official website: "It was tremendous. The whole thing was fantastic. It was a great performance. "I told Simon (Grayson) a few days before 'nobody is expecting anything - go there and enjoy yourselves', but he said 'we're not going there to enjoy ourselves, we're going to get stuck in and get among them'. "And so it proved. We out-fought them, we out-ran them, and we out-tackled them." Boss Grayson is among the candidates for December's League One manager of the month award, while Beckford has been nominated for the players' accolade.