Sutton made all sorts of headlines during the 2016–17 season. They reached the Fifth Round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history, beating three Football League teams, Cheltenham, AFC Wimbledon and Leeds Utd on the way. They finally lost 2–0 at home to Arsenal but all the headlines that day were about their 45 year-old, 23 stone, reserve goalkeeper, Wayne Shaw.
Wayne was pictured tucking into a pasty in the 83rd minute of the tie and became an almost instant celebrity. But things took a turn when the Gambling Commission launched a probe and found that there were odds of 8/1 pre-match that Wayne would be pictured eating a pie during the game. Wayne was forced to resign!