Newport, Barnet, Oldham produce classic FA Cup shocks

Leicester City suffered the shock of the FA Cup third round on Sunday as Padraig Amond's late penalty secured a famous win for Newport County.

'I do think any criticism (of Puel) would be unfair, ' Leicester captain Morgan said after Newport claimed their first top-flight scalp in the FA Cup for 55 years.

And Fulham became the fourth Premier League side to exit the Cup at the hands of lower league opponents this weekend following their 2-1 defeat by Oldham Athletic.

There seemed little chance of an upset alongside the River Thames when Denis Odoi gave Fulham the lead in the second half but Sam Surridge equalised from the penalty spot.

Victory was particularly sweet for Currie whose uncle Tony was an England worldwide and was so revered as a player at Sheffield United that a stand at the club's Bramall Lane home is named in his honour.

The penalty came just three minutes after Rachid Ghezzal had levelled for Leicester, who had trailed since Newport's well-worked opener, which was headed in by Jamille Matt from Robbie Willmott's cross after just 10 minutes.

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Callum Lang then sent 4,000 travelling Oldham fans wild with a headed victor in the 88th minute.

However, moments later a penalty was awarded to Newport when the ball struck Marc Albrighton's arm, which was converted by Padraig Amond in the 85th minute.

There was no such misfortune for Manchester City as they cruised to a comprehensive 7-0 victory over Rotherham United, matching Tottenham's tally against Tranmere Rovers, with Watford also comfortable winners at Woking. Sheffield United are third in the Championship.

Leicester supporters, however, were clearly not impressed with Puel as the 57-year-old was roundly jeered as he passed the away end and housing them to conduct his post-match media duties. "I am proud as punch of the boys".

Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Semi Ajayi all scored in the first half, while Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane completed the rout with second-half goals.

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