FA Cup Review: Newport book Man City date by shocking Middlesbrough

Newport and Middlesbrough drew 1-1 in the first meeting at the Riverside Stadium

Newport and Middlesbrough drew 1-1 in the first meeting at the Riverside Stadium

Tony Pulis saw his side fall to a 2-0 defeat to Newport County in an FA Cup fourth-round replay at Rodney Parade on Tuesday evening.

The League Two side had just set up a fifth-round clash with Premier League champions Manchester City, but for goalkeeper Joe Day there were more pressing matters at hand.

Robbie Willmott and Padraig Amond scored brilliant second-half goals for the Welsh side to secure a plum tie at home to Pep Guardiola's side on February 16.

"Congrats to our Keeper Joe Day and his wife Lizzie, their twin girls were born during our FA Cup replay last night".

"It's nothing more than we deserved tonight, we were absolutely outstanding", Newport manager Mike Flynn said. "We can play like that, but not every week in League Two".

Schmidt excited to see Farrell in action against Scotland
Joe Schmidt said. "It's a pretty exciting opportunity to give Chris Farrell the chance to play against Scotland . Partnering Bundee Aki in the center of the pitch, will be Munster's Chris Farrell.

"I said 'Of course you can, do you need a lift?' As soon as the whistle went, he sprinted off".

"We always knew there was a chance the birth would fall during the match, but Lizzie backed me and made it an easy decision for me to play the game", Day said.

Elsewhere, Ivan Cavaleiro's victor spared Wolves' blushes after the Premier League side came from 2-1 down to beat League One Shrewsbury 3-2 at Molineux.

Pro14 side Newport Gwent Dragons share the stadium with Newport County, although they don't have any home games between now and the tie against Manchester City.

Boro's cup exit was compounded by the fact their flight back to Teesside broke down on the runway, meaning they didn't get back to Rockliffe until 7am by coach.

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