Leeds United boss Grayson interested in only one prize

NEXT Saturday's home game with Scunthorpe, rather than an FA Cup replay against Arsenal, must dominate Leeds' thoughts this week.

That is the view of boss Simon Grayson following the 1-1 draw at The Emirates on Saturday.

He stressed that gaining promotion to the Premier League remained the priority.

"The players have not taken their eyes off the ball since the draw was made," he said.

"I said before the most important game out of the two coming up was Scunthorpe - and that is still the case now, because that is our bread and butter."

Leeds so nearly won at the first attempt.It needed a last-minute penalty from captain Cesc Fabregas to deny the npower Championship side a famous victory.

It had looked as if the Gunners were set for a third-round exit for the first time since 1996 after Robert Snodgrass' penalty early in the second half.

However, with just moments remaining, substitute Theo Walcott was tugged back by Ben Parker, and Fabregas stepped up to blast the spot-kick past Kasper Schmeichel, who had been in superb form.

Grayson felt his side should take "immense pride" from their efforts.

"Obviously it is tinged with a bit of disappointment because we were minutes away from pulling off a famous result today," he said.

"I said to the players beforehand to just do themselves and the fans proud and they have walked off the pitch having done that.

"Arsenal are a fantastic football club and it is testament to our players they have had to bring on Fabregas and Walcott to try to win the game.

"There are many teams who come here and have been on the end of a hiding. We have done well for ourselves and will approach the replay with the same attitude."

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was full of praise for Leeds.

"We knew before the game that Leeds went to Old Trafford last year and won, and they had a draw at Tottenham.

"Overall this team have belief in that competition, from last year certainly.

"They did very well, very aggressive but in a good way, not a negative way, they closed us down everywhere and we had problems to pass through their lines.

"They were dangerous as well and it was important for us not to give a goal away, but we did.

"Leeds were well organised, they were quickly on us and maybe our game was not quick enough to get out of their pressure."