Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Leicester manager Claude Puel frustrated by Newport FA Cup upset

Leicester manager Claude Puel frustrated by Newport FA Cup upset

This time past year Amond was performing similar heroics in the FA Cup, when his side knocked Leeds United out of the cup.

Huddersfield Town and Cardiff were dumped out by lower league opposition on Saturday and fellow Premier League relegation candidates Fulham followed suit, with Claudio Ranieri's side suffering a humiliating home defeat to Oldham.

Callum Lang then sent 4,000 travelling Oldham fans wild with a headed victor in the 88th minute.

Manchester City swept to its biggest win under Pep Guardiola with a 7-0 thrashing of second-tier Rotherham.

Will Hughes opened the scoring in the 13th minute, before Troy Deeney sealed the win with 16 minutes left in the game.

LEICESTER City captain Wes Morgan has defended manager Claude Puel's team selection and claimed that Newport County AFC did not deserve to beat his side 2-1 at Rodney Parade.

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But, with five minutes left, Newport were awarded a penalty after Leicester's Marc Albrighton inexplicably raised his arm to block a cross into the box and Padraig Amond made no mistake from the spot to spark delirious scenes among the Welsh club's supporters.

The victory was especially sweet for Currie, in charge after the retirement last month of John Still, as his uncle Tony was once a Sheffield United great and has a stand named after him.

"The cup is not just about games against Premier League teams".

Denis Odoi put Fulham 1-0 up after 52 minutes but Oldham hit back through Sam Surridge's penalty before Aleksandar Mitrovic, on as a substitute, had a spot kick of his own saved. 'I feel extremely proud.

Championship leaders Leeds United went down 2-1 at Queens Park Rangers, while Millwall and Doncaster Rovers both recorded 2-1 and 3-1 wins over Hull and Preston North End.

Sheffield United began the day 84 places above Barnet but were outplayed by their lowly opponents for whom former Tottenham trainee Shaquile Coulthirst won it with a 21st-minute penalty after Richard Stearman brought down Ephron Mason-Clark.

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