Sutton United made FA Cup headlines once again with a stunning 3-1 third round replay victory over League One neighbours AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night.

Backed by 800 travelling fans at Kingsmeadow, the U’s scored three late goals to topple the Dons who sit 51 places above them in the football pyramid.

The home side got off to a great start, taking the lead in the 10th minute when Tom Elliott directed his header over Sutton goalkeeper Ross Worner into the far corner of the net.

But the game took a significant turn just five minutes later when Dons’ defender Paul Robinson was dismissed for bringing down United striker Matt Tubbs who was through on goal.

Despite going a man down, it was the Dons who looked the most dangerous of the two teams for the remainder of the first half but the hard-working Sutton defence - led by the impressive Jamie Collins and Dean Beckwith - held firm until the break. 

The U’s missed a golden opportunity to equalise right at the start of the second half when Bedsente Gomis fired wide of an open goal when it seemed easier to score.

But, to their credit, United never let their heads drop and eventually made the most of their one man advantage with 15 minutes left.

Roarie Deacon made some space for himself on the edge of the Wimbledon penalty to unleash a shot past the reach of goalkeeper James Shea into the top corner of the net.

With the match heading for extra time Sutton pushed forward once more. Deacon and Dan Fitchett combined to set up Maxime Biamou who tapped the ball home to give Sutton the lead.

Fitchett added the gloss to an already unforgettable night when he lobbed the ball over Shea to make it 3-1 with the last kick of the game sparking wild scenes of celebration amongst the visiting fans.

United’s reward is a money-spinning tie in the fourth round against Championship high fliers Leeds United on January 29. Ticket details will be announced soon.