Newport’s FA Cup shocks

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Newport have pulled off a string of big FA Cup results on home turf over the last 13 months, recording victories against Leicester, Middlesbrough and Leeds, and forcing a replay against Tottenham.

Now they are aiming for a fifth – and one that would be the biggest yet – with Manchester City due to visit Rodney Parade on Saturday.

Here, Press Association Sport looks back at their proud recent record under manager Michael Flynn.

Newport 2 Leeds 1 – January 7 2018

Shawn McCoulsky heads Newport's winner against Leeds
Shawn McCoulsky heads Newport’s winner against Leeds (David Davies/PA)

Newport 1 Tottenham 1 – January 27 2018

Padraig Amond headed Newport in front against Tottenham
Padraig Amond headed Newport in front against Tottenham (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Newport 2 Leicester 1 – January 6, 2019

Amond's late penalty saw off Leicester
Amond’s late penalty saw off Leicester (Nick Potts/PA)

Newport 2 Middlesbrough 0 – February 5, 2019

After securing a dramatic 1-1 draw at the Riverside Stadium thanks to Matthew Dolan’s stoppage-time goal, Newport welcomed Tony Pulis’ side to their manager’s home town for a replay. With the prestige of a fifth-round tie with Manchester City up for grabs, Newport were good value for their win, which was secured via second-half goals from Robbie Willmott and that man Amond again. A joyous night for the club was completed after the final whistle, with goalkeeper Day sprinting off the pitch to join his wife following the birth of their twins.

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