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.
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.
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.