Newport County stun Middlesbrough to earn Manchester City match, Wolves overcome Shrewsbury

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The Exiles of League Two will play the Premier League champions in the fifth round

Here is a round-up of all the action from Tuesday night’s FA Cup fourth round replays…

Newport County 2-0 Middlesbrough

Newport set up an FA Cup money-spinner against Manchester City by upsetting Middlesbrough 2-0 in their fourth-round replay.

Robbie Willmott and Padraig Amond were the heroes as Sky Bet League Two minnows County – the lowest-ranked side in the last 16 – bridged a gap of 57 places between them and Championship side Middlesbrough on the league ladder.

It was a thoroughly miserable evening for Tony Pulis, who was brought up just a few miles away from Rodney Parade.

But the Boro boss can have no complaints as his side were second best in every department in joining a recent list of Rodney Parade cup casualties that also includes Leeds and Leicester.

Pep Guardiola’s side will provide far sterner opponents on February 16, but even the Premier League champions will not welcome the tight confines of this ground and the fervent atmosphere that comes with it.

Willmott revelled in Newport’s victory

Willmott revelled in Newport’s victory

Brentford 3-1 Barnet

Barnet’s FA Cup adventure came to an end as Brentford won the second instalment of the battle of the Bees 3-1.

Goals from Sergi Canos, Julian Jeanvier and Neal Maupay sent the last non-league club in the competition packing as Brentford booked a trip to Championship rivals Swansea in round five.

There was to be no repeat of the drama of the original tie eight days earlier, a six-goal cup classic capped by a sensational free-kick from Dan Sparkes to earn the National League minnows a replay.

At least the goal of the night belonged to Barnet, David Tutonda hitting a blistering consolation right in front of the raucous away end 15 minutes from time.

The dream died for Barnet

The dream died for Barnet

Wolves 3-2 Shrewsbury

Ivan Cavaleiro spared Wolves’ blushes after firing them into the FA Cup fifth round to break Shrewsbury’s hearts.

The forward struck to beat the battling Shrews 3-2 and settle an absorbing replay at Molineux.

James Bolton’s header and Josh Laurent’s strike, after John Ruddy’s error, had put the Sky Bet League One side 2-1 ahead.

Matt Doherty continued to taunt Shrewsbury, though, scoring twice in the first half having netted a late equaliser in the first fourth round tie.

Separated by 60 places, the visitors again threatened an upset having led 2-0 at New Meadow before the 2-2 draw last month.

But Cavaleiro’s fourth goal of the season booked Wolves a trip to Bristol City, just the second time they have reached the fifth round in the last 10 seasons.

Cavaleiro saved the day for Wolves

Cavaleiro saved the day for Wolves

QPR 2-0 Portsmouth

Second-half strikes from Nahki Wells and Matt Smith proved the difference as QPR made it through to the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in 22 years with a 2-0 win at the expense of Portsmouth at Loftus Road.

In a quiet first period, Darnell Furlong’s header against the bar from Luke Freeman’s centre was the pick of the chances.

Extra-time looked a distinct possibility heading into the break, but the hosts’ top-scorer Wells broke the deadlock with 20 minutes left, capitalising on chaos at a corner to bundle in from a yard out.

The result was then made safe seven minutes later as the talismanic Freeman delivered a sumptuous free-kick which Smith gleefully powered home to set up a home tie against Watford on February 15.

Smith got QPR’s second

Smith got QPR’s second



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