No excuses from Leicester City boss Puel after humiliating FA Cup exit

Claude Puel insisted Leicester had enough quality on the pitch to prevent the FA Cup shock at Newport that will raise further question marks over his future at the King Power Stadium.

Such a move is always a risk, and the Foxes paid the price for it as goals from Jamille Matt and Padraig Amond either side of a Rachid Ghezzal thunderbolt secured a famous win for Newport.

Padraig Amond's 85th-minute penalty sent County through as 2-1 winners against Leicester after Marc Albrighton was guilty of a needless handball in the area.

Newport delivered a huge shock at a rocking Rodney Parade to beat Leicester 2-1 in the third round tie and increase the pressure on Puel.

Fulham were left stunned after losing 2-1 to Oldham Athletic at Craven Cottage.

"He faced a few of my penalties in training so I was hoping he wouldn't remember", Amond said.

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


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.

'I felt we played well, especially in the second half. "The magic of the FA Cup happened today, definitely".

Fulham were awarded a soft penalty but Alexsandar Mitrovic, brought off the bench to take the kick, had his effort superbly saved by a Danish keeper Daniel Iversen. "I am the most proud man in Oldham, I can't believe it".

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. There were one or two scary moments but we came through it.

Having teed up City's victor against Liverpool on Thursday, Raheem Sterling came to the fore again at the Etihad Stadium, opening the scoring 12 minutes into Sunday's contest.

The floodgates opened after the break with Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane on target.


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