Fabulous Newport County secure plum tie against Manchester City


Newport County's battered Rodney Parade pitch could unsettle Manchester City and give the League Two club a small advantage when they go for another FA Cup giant-killing next weekend, according to striker Padraig Amond.

"Congrats to our Keeper Joe Day and his wife Lizzie, their twin girls were born during our FA Cup replay last night".

At the final whistle of the fourth-round replay at Rodney Parade, the 28-year-old was seen running off the pitch after helping his League Two team to a 2-0 win over Championship side Middlesbrough.

Wolverhampton Wanderers survived another scare from League One Shrewsbury Town to set up a fifth-round visit to Bristol City with a 3-2 win at Molineux.

"The professional that he is, he turned his phone off", Newport manager Michael Flynn told BT Sport after the game.

Middlesbrough have endured a nightmare week as they build-up to their Championship showdown with Leeds United at The Riverside on Saturday afternoon. I don't know what it is with them.

Wilmott was the provider as he whizzed in a risky ball for the 30-year-old to smash past Greek shot-stopper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.

"As soon as the whistle went, he ran up to me and said could he go".

"Nothing was really happening at midday on Tuesday, but as I was driving to the game Lizzie called me to say that her waters had gone".

Elsewhere, Ivan Cavaleiro's victor spared Wolves' blushes after the Premier League side came from 2-1 down to beat League One Shrewsbury 3-2 at Molineux.

The Irish wing-back opened the scoring for Nuno Espirito Santo's men and then levelled just before half-time after goals from James Bolton and Josh Laurent had put the Shrews 2-1 in front.

He added: "Lizzie backed me and made it an easy decision for me to play the game".