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'I can't see there being an upset, Newport County are going to win' - Goldie Lookin Chain preview Man City FA Cup tie

  • Video report by ITV News correspondent Rupert Evelyn

Newport County are heading into their FA Cup fifth round clash against Manchester City as massive underdogs but that does not worry their most famous fans.

Goldie Lookin' Chain say, with a slight pinch of salt, that the League Two team will have little trouble defeating the Premier League giants.

Newport County currently sit 15th in the fourth tier, while City are challenging for a second consecutive Premier League title but this will be an irrelevance come kick-off on Saturday.

Billy Webb joked that the only potential upset on the cards would be if Manchester City were to win at Rodney Parade.

"I can't see there being an upset tomorrow, Newport County are going to win," Webb told ITV News.

Pep Guardiola's side are a long way from the plush grass of the Etihad, as the Rodney Parade surface suffers from being the home to Newport County and two rugby teams, meaning the turf is not always in the finest condition.

Padraig Amond celebrates scoring against Middlesbrough. Credit: PA

League Two side Newport have already defeated former Premier League champions Leicester City and Championship outfit Middlesbrough in the FA Cup this season, something that hasn't gone unnoticed by Guardiola.

"They've done incredible in this competition. They won against Leicester and Middlesbrough," Guardiola said.

"What they do, they do it really well. We've watched as many games as possible to understand what they do. We respect them a lot.

"We are going to suffer because they are taller and stronger than us. In some areas, they are better than us.

"We have to try to bring our game in the way we are stronger than them. Which team controls these areas, or brings their own game, in that moment will have the advantage to go through.

"If we just expect, because they are in a lower division, it will be easy, we would make a big mistake.

"We will take it seriously and we know how tough it will be, from the first minute until the end."

Michael Flynn has already enjoyed two upsets this season. Credit: PA

Although GLC are feeling optimistic about the outcome on Saturday evening, Newport County manager Michael Flynn says defeating their more illustrious opponents would be the biggest shock of them all.

"If we win this, whether it's extra time or penalties and I don't care how we do it, it will be the biggest shock in FA Cup history," Flynn said at his pre-match press conference.

"I say that with the biggest respect to other big giant-killings.

"My reasons for that are because of the sheer gulf in finances, the quality of the players Man City have, the level they are playing at, and that they have the best manager in the world right now.

"So for those reasons it will be the biggest shock the FA Cup has ever seen."