League Two Newport County Stun Middlesbrough In FA Cup Round 4

Tanuja Saikhom | 4 months ago

Newport County continued their magnificent winning run in the FA Cup as they overcame Championship side Middlesbrough in the fourth round on Tuesday. The League Two club sealed an astonishing 2-0 victory at the Rodney Parade to set up a fifth-round clash with Manchester City on February 16.

Robbie Willmott and Padraig Amond’s brilliant second-half goals secured the Welsh side a spot in the fifth round of the tournament for the first time in 70 years.

Willmott paced up in the middle in the 47th minute to strike into the top corner giving no chance to the Boro goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.

The host team kept their momentum alive with Amond converting a corner kick into the second goal in the 67th minute of the game. The two precious goals were good enough for the Exiles, who shocked Premier League Leicester in the third round, to seal a home victory in the fourth.

It was only the second time they have reached the fifth round. They have not made it into the fifth round of the FA Cup since 1949.

Newport County are now unbeaten in their past five home FA Cup games against higher division clubs, winning four and drawing one.