Wayne Shaw chows down on a pie in the second half of Sutton United's FA Cup clash with Arsenal.
Wayne Shaw chows down on a pie in the second half of Sutton United's FA Cup clash with Arsenal.

Sutton meets FA Cup end as goalkeeper devours pie

FOOTBALL: Talk about eating humble pie. Sutton United back-up keeper Wayne Shaw stole the show as his side's fairytale FA Cup run came to an end at the hands of Arsenal.

With the minnows down 1-0 and headed for a 2-0 loss at Gander Green Lane, Shaw curried off to the concession stands, bought a meat pie, and then ate it on the sideline during the second half.

But, in a plot twist, the fun quickly turned into a conspiracy as some incredulous fans wondered if the second-half snack was pre-planned

Sutton had earlier signed a deal with The Sun newspaper's betting outfit.

After the match, Sun Bets followed up with the announcement that the live pie-eating moment earned some betters a handsome payout.

The south Londoners had been contesting their first ever fifth-round game.

No less than 105 places separated them from EPL powerhouse Arsenal in England's football pyramid, with Sutton sitting 17th in the fifth-tier National League.

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