Magpies on song with one Adele of an upset in the FA Cup

Giant-killers Chorley celebrated their FA Cup upset against Wigan by joining together in singing an Adele ballad in the dressing room

Monday, 9th November 2020, 4:01 pm
Updated Monday, 9th November 2020, 4:04 pm
Jubilant Magpies players after the win against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup

The National League North side knocked their League One opponents out of the competition in a thrilling first-round comeback which saw them recover from 2-0 down to win 3-2.

Goalkeeping coach Craig Dootson shared a video on Twitter after the game, showing the players warbling along to Adele’s 2011 release Someone Like You.

“It doesn’t get much better than this @chorleyfc,” Dootson wrote. “What a day just gutted no fans and even more gutted no pubs open to get absolutely walloped in”.

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“Doots get your ipod off man and let the lads get some bangers on,” Northampton Town footballer Nicky Adams replied, before congratulating Dootson.

Wigan had looked in for a comfortable FA Cup first-round win when goals from Joe Garner and Tom James opened up a 2-0 lead.

But the 41st-minute sending-off of Adam Long - for hauling down Harry Cardwell - turned the game on its head, and Chorley secured victory in extra time.