Manchester City end Newport County’s FA Cup dream to reach quarter-finals

Giant Killing Newport County’s hope of nicking a fifth round ticket at the expense of Manchester City ended on a sour note as the Pep led side powered through the fourth tier side 4-1 at Rodney Parade.

Newport, who are 82 places below City on the English football ladder, rattled Pep Guardiola’s aristocrats in the first half and Tyreeq Bakinson almost gave them the lead at a rocking Rodney Parade.

But City’s class showed in the second half and once Leroy Sane’s powerful shot from a tight angle put them in front after 51 minutes before Phil Foden doubles the lead.
Newport refused to surrender and Padraig Amond’s late goal could have set up a tense finale, only for Foden to net again 79 seconds later before Riyad Mahrez wrapped up the win.

Elsewhere, Ivan Cavaliero’s 28th minute goal was good enough for Wolves reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after earning his team a narrow 1-0 away win against Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Wolves who will be featuring in the quarter finals for the first time since 2003 ended Bristol City’s run of nine successive victories in all competitions.

The championship side created numerous chances in the second half but found Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy in good form, the 32-year-old tipping Bailey Wright’s shot over the bar after 69 minutes and then saving Marlon Pack’s effort from the resulting corner.Ruddy also showed superb reactions to keep out Matt Taylor’s close-range flick and even had to keep out a shot from opposite number Frank Fielding after the City goalkeeper came up for a corner in stoppage time.

Roy Hodgson equalled his best run in the FA Cup as his Crystal Palace side moved into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over League One Doncaster

First-half goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Max Meyer proved enough for Palace to win their fifth-round tie in Yorkshire.

Palace, the finalists in 2016, are one win away from a semi-final spot which would represent manager Hodgson’s best return in the knockout competition.

Dan James inspired an amazing second-half comeback as Swansea reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 4-1 victory over 10-man Brentford.

The Bees dominated the opening half in South Wales and took a deserved 1-0 lead into the break through Ollie Watkins’ 28th-minute strike.But the hosts were transformed after the restart and got themselves back on level terms just four minutes into the second half as Bersant Celina’s free-kick went into the net off the back of Brentford goalkeeper Luke Daniels; an unfortunate moment that opened floodgates of goals with James, Bersant Celina and George Byers found their way onto the scoresheet.

Brentford’s misery was completed by the dismissal of Ezri Konsa and a yellow card for manager Thomas Frank following a touchline altercation with Swansea striker Oli McBurnie.