FA Cup: Newport Shocks Middlesborough, Set Up City

FA Cup: Newport Shocks Middlesborough, Set Up City

Newport County shock  Championship side Middlesbrough 2-0 in a fourth-round of the FA Cup replay on Tuesday to set up a dream tie with Manchester City.

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

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.

Irish striker Padraig Amond doubled the lead 20 minutes later with a magnificent goal as he swivelled 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 2, 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.

Wolves took an early lead against third-tier Shrewsbury through Matt Doherty but then fell 2-1 behind before Doherty levelled just before the interval.

Portuguese Ivan Cavaleiro struck in the second half to win the tie and set up a fifth-round game at Bristol City.

QPR will next host fellow London side, Watford, while Brentford visits Swansea.

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