Leicester humiliated as Newport pull off FA Cup shock

Padraig Amond celebrates after scoring the winning penalty

Padraig Amond celebrates after scoring the winning penalty

Fourth-tier Newport County on Sunday beat English Premier League high-flyers Leicester City 2-1 to record a memorable upset win in the third round of the FA Cup, with Oldham Athletic defeating top-flight strugglers Fulham by the same scoreline.

Jamille Matt headed the Exiles in front but Rachid Ghezzai levelled for the visitors on 82.

Padraig Amond's 85th-minute penalty fired Newport into the fourth round as 2-1 winners after Mark Albrighton was guilty of a needless handball in the area.

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

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola may have made eight changes from the team that beat Premier League leaders Liverpool on Thursday but still fielded a strong side for the visit of Championship club Rotherham, with Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus all starting as playmaker Kevin De Bruyne returned from injury.

Claudio Ranieri's Fulham reign has got off to a hard start and it got worse for the former Leicester boss at the hands of Pete Wild's Oldham.

Denis Odoi put the Cottagers ahead but Oldham battled back with goals from Sam Surridge and Callum Lang.

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.

Striker Shaquile Coulthirst scored a 21st-minute penalty to send Barnet through to the fourth round, where they'll be the only non-league team to feature in the round of 32.

"I was sure it was the best option for us (to change the side) because we knew it would be a demanding game", Gracia told BT Sport.

Troy Deeney has three goals in his last two games for Watford, as many as he scored in his previous 26 outings.

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

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

The magic of the FA Cup struck again at the weekend as a host of Premier League and Championship clubs were knocked out in the third round by teams lower down the football pyramid.

Manchester City brushed aside Championship side, Rotherham United courtesy of an emphatic 7 nil victory.

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