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2018-19 English FA Cup, 4th Round
  • Robbie Wilmott (47')
  • Padraig Amond (67')

Newport stun Middlesbrough to set up dream Man City FA Cup tie

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Newport County 2-0 Middlesbrough: Newport secure Man City clash (2:07)

Robbie Wilmott and Padraig Amond scored to put League Two side Newport County into the FA Cup fifth round, where they'll face Manchester City. (2:07)

Fourth-tier Newport County pulled off another FA Cup shock by beating Championship side Middlesbrough 2-0 in a fourth-round replay on Tuesday to set up a dream tie with Manchester City.

Newport had knocked out 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City in the third round and were set on their way to another giant-killing when Robbie Wilmott struck two minutes into the second half on a soggy Welsh pitch.

Irish striker Padraig Amond doubled the lead 20 minutes later with a magnificent goal as he swiveled to meet a corner and curled the ball high into the net with one touch.

The goal sparked wild celebrations as Newport, 14th in League Two, reached the fifth round for the first time since 1949.

It was an unforgettable night for their goalkeeper Joe Day, whose wife went into labour during the game.

Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers saw off a determined Shrewsbury Town to win 3-2 at home and will be joined in the fifth round by Queens Park Rangers, who overcame Portsmouth 2-0.

Non-league Barnet's adventure in the competition came to an end as they lost 3-1 at fellow Londoners Brentford.