Newport County v Leicester: FA Cup third round – reside! | Football
59 min: Yes, Leicester are dominant now and beginning to appear to be generating one thing, even if Albrighton is crushed via the pitch and slices a move over after encountering a bobble. They are going to make an excessively attacking trade now, Simpson changed via Gray.
57 min: Maddison is beginning to get Leicester enjoying a bit of. Newport wish to get out just a little extra; Leicester’s drive was once at all times going to ramp up however they don’t need to be completely encamped in their very own part for 35 mins or so.
54 min: Leicester’s superb effort but – Albrighton hits the bar! They’ve upped the pace right here and, coming in from the left, he dips a wonderfully-struck effort onto the body and out!
52 min: Now that was once extra significant from Iheanacho, getting up neatly to drive a save from the solid-looking Day with a mix of head and shoulder.
51 min: And they nearly get a possibility at the destroy as Matt can’t reasonably to find Amond in completely acres of house, two Leicester defenders rushing again to hide. Iheanacho *will get a slightly of the ball* in a while afterwards, successful a header, however his look runs via to Day. Then it’s again to the opposite finish once more and Amond tries a impressive overhead kick that flies huge!
50 min: Leicester haven’t had the risk to increase any drive in a stop-start starting to the part. All excellent for Newport up to now.
47 min: Choudhury and James in midfield have made too many “safe” passes for Leicester right here. Maddison will have to no less than supply a excellent, practical choice losing in for them.
Leicester substitution: James Maddison is on for Okazaki and you’ll be able to color me no longer very stunned.
“It’s great to understand that during those cynical instances that we nonetheless have the occasional magic of the FA Cup,” writes Speakeasy Ray.
Second part coming proper up. Leicester are going to must beef up a *lot*. They can’t say they weren’t warned via Spurs’ revel in of ultimate season.
If I’m then I’m losing an enormous alternative so that you can have the funds for to devour this month.
Half-time: Newport 1-Zero Leicester
The part ends with an Okazaki reserving. This has been the whole lot you’d need from an FA Cup tie, until you’re a Leicester fan. Newport deserve their lead. The Premier League aspect have had a few excellent possibilities however the hosts, roared on via a raucous house crowd, have no longer precisely sat again since scoring and had a number of extra bad moments themselves. A large surprise is maximum no doubt on right here – stick with us!
44 min: Newport are only a contact deeper than they’d been, now, with the part coming to a detailed. They’ll need to steer clear of any mistakes within the subsequent short while and Willmott swipes a diagonal ball at the back of for a Leicester nook. They’ve regarded a danger from those however Morgan, swinging a boot at it, can’t make touch.
42 min: Incidentally, I promise you that Kelechi Iheanacho is enjoying. I’m simply really no longer positive he’s touched the ball but.
40 min: An break out for Newport there! Fuchs overlaps at the left, crosses and Okazaki is available to play a sidefoot volley … into the flailing type of Franks, who will get in the best way prior to the diving Day!
38 min: FucHs is going for a protracted throw of his personal. It seems like a praise from Leicester to struggle fireplace with fireplace however it earns a nook, which Albrighton flicks huge of the close to put up.
36 min: Semenyo appears to be like a in point of fact excellent younger participant and presentations nice toes to begin a Newport transfer out at the some distance touchline. They really glance much more likely to attain a 2nd, simply now, than Leicester do to equalise.
33 min: Another Demetriou lengthy throw is cleared, however simplest so far as Dolan. His daisycutter is fumbled via the possibly unsighted Ward; Semenyo appears to be like to pounce at the rebound however is offside. Newport are giving greater than they’re getting this present day.
31 min: Albrighton fires one down the throat of Day, whose coverage has been higher within the ultimate 10 mins.
30 min: Close to a 2nd! Amond chases a ball down the left and *simply* hooks it again from the byline. Matt is operating in and his first contact is sensible, however he simply runs out of house and Ward can collect at his toes.
29 min: Matt and Semenyo are absolute menaces, the latter in the end pulled up for some relentless hassling of Albrighton.
26 min: More sterling paintings from Willmott, who is just going for the road in the old school taste each time he wins ownership, beneficial properties Newport every other nook. Dolan objectives it to the again stick and Ward punches it away, a bit of unconvincingly however sufficiently, with Matt lurking.
25 min: An extended Newport throw in is available in from Demetriou and Matt is up above the defenders to win it once more … however can’t get any path on his flick.
23 min: Ghezzal is felled as regards to the brink of the field and this can be a wonderful alternative for Leicester to get every other shot in. Ghezzal shrugs Albrighton and Fuchs apart, this one’s his … however he floats it a few yards over and attracts distinctly withering glares from his team-mates. Puel appears to be like in a similar fashion pissed off.
22 min: Newport glance completely set on going for a 2nd purpose. And Leicester are undoubtedly developing alternatives. It’s a very good cup tie this present day.
19 min: This is a smart sport. Semenyo has a opt for Newport and it’s deflected huge, so now they’ve a nook of their very own. Willmott performs a low one in to Amond on the close to put up and he lays again to the onrushing Dolan. It’s a candy regimen and Dolan, cracking one from 20 yards, forces Ward to avoid wasting together with his legs!
18 min: Albrighton will have to ranking! Fuchs takes benefit of a few iffy protecting to get to the road and pulls again for the winger, who turns out positive to bury it … however two defenders throw themselves in and his effort glances off one among them and over! From the nook, Okazaki heads throughout and Choudhury can’t get a blank connection when, as soon as once more, the purpose is begging.
17 min: What if … what if Newport may ranking a 2nd? That’s what everyone seems to be questioning when Simpson fouls the awkward Semenyo 25 yards out … they usually come shut, Dolan curling up and across the wall, drawing a tight save via Ward, who manages to stay grasp of the ball too.
16 min: Encouragingly for Newport, they haven’t given Leicester a sniff since Matt scored. Lots of managers, in those eventualities, love to take a sport in 10-minute levels. Hitting the 20-minute mark in entrance could be a large plus.
13 min: Morgan gained’t need to see that once more. He was once completely murdered for the purpose via Matt, a journeyman lower-league striker. Credit to Willmott’s superb supply, regardless that.
12 min: The surprise is on! Now the following little spell of 10 or 15 mins is an important for Newport.
Goal! Newport 1-Zero Leicester (Matt 10)
Here we cross! Willmott receives ownership simply throughout the Leicester part and, for the second one time within the sport, makes floor down that proper flank. He takes it to the brink of the Leicester field after which whips in a scrumptious ball for Matt, who outjumps Wes Morgan and vegetation a header in off the put up!
nine min: But they enable Ghezzal to hold the ball within right here and raise a 20-yarder into Day’s palms. Leicester will really feel inspired via the areas they’ve discovered early on. Oh – cling on …
nine min: Last season Newport completely rampaged round Spurs in midfield, with a tireless harrying effort led via Joss Labadie. He’s no longer enjoying lately however they nonetheless appear to have numerous power right here.
6 min: Another save from Day, grabbing a low, fizzing one from Okazaki after a tight lay-off from Ghezzal. Newport gained’t need to be permitting pictures on course with this regularity.
five min: Willmott, who from reminiscence brought about Spurs problems together with his lengthy throws ultimate season, has a excellent run down the best and sees a low shot blocked. Leicester have had that respectable early likelihood however the hosts glance prepared and ready to play.
Four min: A large early save from Day! Newport shield unconvincingly and Ghezzal, at an attitude at the proper, appears to be like for the some distance nook. The keeper deflects it across the close to put up, and Newport as regards to live to tell the tale the next flag kick.
2 min: A pleasant early flip via Semenyo earns applause and suggests Newport have just a little aptitude on display. Apart from that it’s been pinging from entrance to again, after which again once more, within the first short while.
Peeeeep! Off we cross
Leicester kick off. They’re in white and kicking proper to left. The pitch is relatively low-lit and keeps its rugby markings, as same old. It doesn’t glance comfy for a Premier League aspect.
Out come the groups – Rodney Parade is colourful!
And every other surprise right here – Paul Doyle watched Oldham win 2-1 at Fulham!
David Hytner was once at Woking Zero-2 Watford – and you’ll be able to see what he idea right here:
Claude Puel: “We have an skilled group and I feel we will be able to want that for this sport. The pitch, the opposition, the opponent … we are aware of it’s the FA Cup and it is going to be tough.”
Newport give a senior debut to 19-year-old left-back Vashon Neufville, who simplest joined on mortgage from West Ham two days in the past. And they’ve an 18-year-old up entrance within the type of Bristol City loanee Antoine Semenyo.
In ultimate yr’s third round, after all, Newport beat Leeds right here to arrange that Spurs tie. Their very spectacular supervisor, Mike Flynn, is aware of the right way to get his aspect going for those. Anything may occur this afternoon.
There was once no cup surprise on the Etihad. Unless you’re stunned that Man City put seven previous Rotherham. Jamie Jackson was once there to take it in his stride:
We have a cup surprise already lately! Conference aspect Barnet have finished the unthinkable and gained at Championship promotion chasers Sheffield United! Even higher, we had Ben Fisher there to deliver you the document:
That’s seven adjustments for Leicester from the aspect that gained at Everton however it’s nonetheless a Team That Should Be Able To Win The Game. The likes of James Maddison and Demarai Gray are at the bench simply in case, however Jamie Vardy will get a relaxation.
Newport: Day, Forbes, Franks, Bennett, Demetriou, Willmott, Neufville, Dolan, Matt, Amond, Semenyo. Subs: Townsend, Pipe, Bakinson, Marsh-Brown, Sheehan, Foulston, O’Brien.
Leicester: Ward, Simpson, Morgan, Evans, Fuchs, Albrighton, Choudhury, James, Ghezzal, Okazaki, Iheanacho. Subs: Jakupovic, Soyuncu, Gray, Maddison, Ricardo, Mendy, King.
This one brims with cup romance! Welcome to Newport, 13th in League Two, in opposition to Premier League, errrm, best-of-the-rest contenders Leicester and when you suppose it’s a finished deal on the outset then suppose on.
Perhaps solid your thoughts again, as a substitute, to ultimate season’s fourth round when just a past due Harry Kane purpose salvaged a draw for Tottenham at Rodney Parade. I used to be fortunate sufficient to hide that one from the stadium and it was once the whole lot you’d need from a cup sport: rickety outdated stands, a sketchy pitch, a crackling January evening and a uncooked, visceral environment. There is one thing old-world about this venue and Leicester will really feel it once they step out.
Newport began the season neatly however have tailed off just a little. Their ultimate two house video games had been a Four-1 defeat to Forest Green and a goalless draw with Crawley. But all that is going out of the window now, it in point of fact does. In Padraig Amond they’ve a canny ahead who scored their purpose in opposition to Spurs ultimate yr – you wouldn’t optimistically say repeat is inconceivable and I, for one, am searching ahead to seeing Newport take a look at.
Drop me a line together with your ideas, predictions, hopes and goals. Maybe you had been at that sport ultimate yr? Kick-off is at Four.30pm UK time!