Minnows Newport County stun the Foxes

Jamille Matt headed home for the fourth tier side in the 10th minute, putting them on track for a huge upset, only for Rachid Ghezzal to break the home side's hearts with an equaliser in the 82nd minute.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn hailed his side's FA Cup triumph over Leicester City as one of the greatest results in the club's 107-history.

The Frenchman was criticised for fielding a weakened side in the Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat to Manchester City last month, and he made seven changes to his team in south Wales.

The other City scorers were Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and Nicolas Otamendi, while there was also an own-goal by Semi Ajayi.

Remarkably, both Oldham and Barnet have caretaker managers - Pete Wild and Darren Currie - who were taking charge of their respective teams for only the third time.

Defender Denis Odoi gave Fulham the lead shortly after halftime, before loan striker Sam Surridge levelled from the spot in the 76th minute.

Daniel Iversen compounded Fulham's misery by saving an Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty - his first touch after coming off the bench - just moments earlier.

The magic of the FA Cup struck again at the weekend as a host of Premier League and Championship clubs were knocked out in the third round by teams lower down the football pyramid.


Sheffield United began the day 84 places above Barnet but were outplayed by their lowly opponents for whom former Tottenham trainee Shaquile Coulthirst won it with a 21st-minute penalty after Richard Stearman brought down Ephron Mason-Clark.

"It's unbelievable", Barnet captain Callum Reynolds said after the north London club's triumph.

Manchester City swept to its biggest win under Pep Guardiola with a 7-0 thrashing of second-tier Rotherham.

Fourth-tier Newport County are at home to Premier League Leicester in Sunday´s 1630 GMT kick-off.

Substitute Shane Ferguson scored twice in four minutes late on as Millwall came from behind to beat Hull 2-1.

Elsewhere, League One Doncaster enjoyed a superb 3-1 away win at Championship side Preston.

Second division Derby, managed by ex-England midfielder Frank Lampard, came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Premier League strugglers Southampton.

  • Steve Townsend