Leicester humiliated as Newport pull off FA Cup shock

Arnold Nichols
January 9, 2019

At Craven Cottage, Claudio Ranieri's Fulham were shockingly ousted from the FA Cup by League Two side, Oldham Athletic.

It had seemed visitors Leicester, seventh in the Premier League and top-flight champions in 2016, would leave Rodney Parade with a draw when Rachid Ghezzal's shot eight minutes from time cancelled out Jamille Matt's 10th-minute header.

The final game of the day saw Newport County win 2-1 against Leicester City as a trio of upsets ended an entertaining day in the FA Cup.

Sam Surridge equalised with a penalty but Fulham missed a spot kick through Aleksandar Mitrovic, who was brought on as a substitute to take the kick, before Callum Lang snatched the victor two minutes from time.

He said: 'I'm probably the proudest man in Oldham.

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

Daniel Iversen compounded Fulham´s misery by saving an Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty just moments earlier.

Oldham keeper Daniel Ivarsen then saved a spot-kick from Aleksandar before Callum Lang netted a dramatic late victor. It is one you have to savour.


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

Victory was particularly sweet for Currie whose uncle Tony was an England worldwide and was so revered as a player at Sheffield United that a stand at the club's Bramall Lane home is named in his honour.

"It´s unbelievable - that´s the only word I have at the minute", said Barnet captain Callum Reynolds after the north London club´s triumph. We all fight for each other, and we deserved it.

Prevailing nevertheless, Amond took particular joy in overcoming the attempts of one Leicester player who was determined to upset the Irishman's rhythm.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City joined Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal in the fourth round with a romp.

Phil Foden, the England Under-21 worldwide, got on the end of a cross from Ilkay Gundogan in the 43rd minute to score his first home goal for City before Rotherham defender Semi Ajayi turned the ball into his own net.

This edition marks the first time Barnet have made the fourth round since 2008 when they lost to Bristol Rovers, and will now have their sights firmly set on reaching the last 16 for the first time ever.

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