Preview: Newport v Wrexham

Newport and Wrexham are in action today as they battle for a place in the Football League.

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Full time: Newport County 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Newport County's League Two campaign got off to a disappointing start, with a 2-0 defeat at home against Wycombe Wanderers.

Newport conceded both goals in the closing minutes of the first half, and could not find a breakthrough after the break.

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Today's attendance at Rodney Parade is 3,634. Thank you for your support!

Half-time: Newport County 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Newport County trail 2-0 to Wycombe Wanderers at half-time in their first game of the new season in League Two.

The goals came in quick succession at the end of the half, as Newport were punished for slack defending at Rodney Parade.

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38' GOAL: Wycombe take the lead after Peter Murphy heads home at the near post from a corner

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43' GOAL: The visitors double their lead as Paris Cowan-Hall taps home from six-yards

Newport County host Wycombe in first game of season

Newport County begin their League Two campaign at home to Wycombe Wanderers at Rodney Parade this afternoon.

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Welcome to the first day of our Sky Bet Football League 2 season! Show your support and create an Amber #WallOfColour.

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Starting XI: 1.Pidgeley 2.Feely 5.Jones 8.Minshull 9.Howe 10.O'Connor 11.Zebroski 12.Willmott 13.Sandell (c) 17.Flynn 33.Byrne

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Swansea and Cardiff face tricky opening fixtures

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to guide Cardiff to an immediate return to the Premier League Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Swansea and Cardiff begin the new season with tricky opening day away fixtures to Man United and Blackburn Rovers respectively.

Garry Monk begins his first full season as official Head Coach of the Swans by taking on the side he knocked out of the FA Cup last year - although United will be looking for a more positive start under the guidance of Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal.

Cardiff start life back in the Championship against a Blackburn Rovers side who narrowly missed out on the play offs. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping new signings will help the Bluebirds to an immediate return to the top flight.

Newport meanwhile will start their second season in League football with a home tie against Wycombe.

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