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Newport County beat Leicester City in FA Cup third round

Newport beat Leicester 2-1. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/PA

League Two Newport County have beaten Premier League side Leicester City in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Exiles got off to a great start when Jamille Matt headed in a cross from Robbie Willmott after just 10 minutes.

The Foxes levelled in the second half thanks to a goal from Rachid Ghezzal, however a handball from Mark Albrighton led to a penalty for the Welsh side.

Padraig Amond's 85th minute penalty fired Newport into the fourth round of the FA Cup, with the final score at Rodney Parade 2-1 to the Welsh side.


Newport win lifts them off the foot of League Two

Newport County's new boss Michael Flynn recorded two wins from his opening two games, as a second half penalty from Ryan Bird proved the difference for County away at Morcambe this evening.

The Exiles are now seven points from safety and off the bottom of League Two - having been 11 points adrift when Graham Westley was dismissed.

Next up for County is a home tie against Blackpool on Saturday.

Full-time: Mansfield Town 2 - 1 Newport County

Newport County narrowly lost out to Mansfield Town this afternoon after a late goal by the hosts saw them nudge a win.

Things looked promising for County thanks to an early goal by Ryan Bird, though Mansfield's Krystian Pearce equalised shortly after to make the score one-all at half time.

County found themselves a man down around the 67-minute mark when Jaanai Gordon was sent off after a second yellow card.

A Mansfield penalty saw them finish the game as the winners.

Final score: Mansfield Town 2 - 1 Newport County.

Newport and Morecambe play out draw at Rodney Parade

Newport County remain bottom of League Two after being held to a draw by Morecambe at Rodney Parade.

Graham Westley's side have drawn six games out of eight. Credit: PA

The home side took the lead after 18 minutes, with striker Aaron Williams scoring his first goal of the season.

But Morecambe drew level mid-way second half through a Michael Rose free-kick.

The result leaves the Exiles deep in relegation trouble and six points from safety.

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