Oldham Athletic and Newport County spring FA Cup surprises

Under-pressure Puel made seven changes for the game at League Two County, who are 74 places below the Foxes.

Elsewhere at Craven Cottage Premier League Fulham were upset by League Two Oldham Athletic.

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

Will Hughes opened the scoring in the 13th minute, before Troy Deeney sealed the win with 16 minutes left in the game.

Claude Puel insists Leicester City can make no excuses after they suffered a humbling defeat to Newport County in the FA Cup third round.

Leicester's Rachid Ghezzal equalised after Jamille Matt's opener before Michael Flynn's men scored an 85th-minute victor through a Padraig Amond penalty after Marc Albrighton's handball.

However, Newport secured the win when Padraig Amond converted a penalty with five minutes to go.

Humble Welsh club Newport had led from the 10th minute but their dream appeared to have been snatched away when Rachid Ghezzal smashed in a late equaliser, only for Padraig Amond to send the Rodney Parade faithful insane with a penalty victor.

The win is their first victory against a top-flight side in the FA Cup since 1964 when they beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 at home in the third round.

Flynn added: "It's nearly Roy of the Rovers stuff, I can't believe it". 'I feel extremely proud.

On another day of surprises following Cardiff, Huddersfield and Ipswich's exits to lower league opposition on Saturday, Barnet beat Sheffield United at Bramall Lane thanks to Shaquile Coulthirst's penalty on 21 minutes.

"It's because I know the qualities they've got, we've just gone and beaten the Premier League champions from two years ago".

City boss Pep Guardiola named a strong team with the starting eleven featuring the likes of Ederson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling.

  • Rosalie Stanley