FA Cup: City and Watford cruise, Fulham ousted

2:10                                            Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Stevenage and Newport
2:10 Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Stevenage and Newport
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09 January, 2019

Newport had led through Jamille Matt's early header but Leicester's pressure finally told eight minutes from time when Rachid Ghezzal levelled with a powerful strike from the edge of the penalty area.

Padraig Amond was the match victor for the Exiles, scoring a late penalty not long after Rachid Ghezzai had equalised for the Foxes.

Newport County have shocked Leicester City 2-1 in Sunday's FA Cup clash.

"I think we had enough quality on the pitch to qualify", said Puel, who was sharply criticised for naming an under-strength side for the Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat to makeshift Manchester City opponents last month.

Gabriel Jesus made it 4-0 early in the second period before Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane added further goals.

Flynn added: "It's nearly Roy of the Rovers stuff, I can't believe it".

At Craven Cottage, Denis Odoi had put Claudio Ranieri's Fulham side ahead in the 52nd minute.

Fulham were awarded a soft penalty but Alexsandar Mitrovic, brought off the bench to take the kick, had his effort superbly saved by a Danish keeper Daniel Iversen.

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Barnet are the only non-League side left in the competition after the Bees knocked out Sheffield United thanks to Shaquile Coulthirst's 21st-minute penalty.

"I am really proud of them", Currie, who made more than 100 appearances for the club just north of London, said.

"In France it is also a big tradition and we know from all the teams playing in different leagues it is a fantastic opportunity to play against a Premier League team and to try to create an upset".

It was the same scoreline as Manchester United beat Reading to make it five wins out of five under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Arsenal, the record 13-times FA Cup winners, won 3-0 at Blackpool, West Ham beat Birmingham 2-0 but Everton had to work hard to see off Lincoln 2-1. Over the moon. We've beaten a very good Premier League team.

Bidwell then headed in the victor with 15 minutes to go from a set-piece.

Newport County also needed a late goal to beat 2016 Premier League champions Leicester in south Wales.

Sheffield United, third in the Championship and vying for automatic promotion to the Premier League, could not find a way back into the game as Chris Wilder's men suffered a humbling defeat at the hands of the non league side, 15th in the National League.


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