Meanwhile, Leeds fans must hope that the cup run is not a distraction from the push for promotion. Cardiff have suffered for their progress in the cups and Birmingham, of course, were relegated whilst winning the Carling Piss Pot.
But no churlishness from me even though this was a Southampton second 11. The Leeds players, Warnock and Master Bates deserve all the credit tonight. Stunning! But will Bates want to bow out if Leeds do book a place at Wembley? He could yet be hailed a Leeds hero!