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Carlow Man Grabs Winner As Newport Shock Leicester In FA Cup

Carlow Man Grabs Winner As Newport Shock Leicester In FA Cup

Newport County completed a memorable day of FA Cup shocks as they stunned 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City 2-1 to follow fellow fourth-tier side Oldham Athletic and minor league Barnet into the fourth round.

Five minutes later Newport were pegged back when Rachid Ghezzal levelled, but when a replay seemed likely, Padraig Amond tucked away an 85th-minute penalty after winger Marc Albrighton handled a cross.

Leicester manager Claude Puel was a frustrated man after his side were dumped out of the FA Cup by League Two Newport County on Sunday.

Puel (above) also left out Vardy and made changes to his starting line-up when Leicester were knocked out of the Carabao Cup in the quarter-finals, beaten in a penalty shoot-out by Manchester City.

City scored early through Raheem Sterling but had to wait until shortly before halftime to add to their total with Phil Foden scoring his first home goal for the club and Semi Ajayi turning Kyle Walker's cross into his own net.

"It is Roy of the Rovers stuff", Oldham caretaker boss Pete Wild said.

Daniel Iversen compounded Fulham's misery by saving an Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty - his first touch after coming off the bench - just moments earlier.

Elsewhere, Barnet defeated Championship high-flyers Sheffield United thanks to Shaquile Coulthirst's 21st-minute penalty.

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However, Foxes captain Morgan - who started the match - said: "I think any criticism (of Puel) would be unfair".

"I thought we played well, especially the second half".

QPR defeated Championship leaders Leeds by the same scoreline, Jake Bidwell grabbing a 75th-minute victor for the west London club.

His Cardinals didn't let him down, hanging with the Hornets aside from Will Hughes' 13th minute goal and Troy Deeney's late insurance marker.

"The magic of the FA Cup happened today, definitely".

Saturday also saw Championship Bristol City beat top-flight basement club Huddersfield 1-0.

Second division Derby, managed by former England midfielder Frank Lampard, came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Premier League strugglers Southampton.

Manchester City have scored seven goals in an FA Cup tie for the first time since they beat Reading 7-0 in January 1968.