As it happened: Newport County secure historic late FA Cup victory against Leicester
Leicester are on the road again on Sunday as they face Newport County | Photo: Getty/ Geoff Caddick

As it happened: Newport County secure historic late FA Cup victory against Leicester

Follow live Newport County vs Leicester City online from Rodney Parade. Live score updates of FA Cup 2019. Newport County vs Leicester City kick-off is set for 4:30pm. Keep following along for live football scores from VAVEL UK.

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Newport County 2-1 Leicester City
Any thoughts on what is a historic day for Newport County? That's all we've got time for here but keep an eye on VAVEL UK for all of the usual analysis and reaction. 
Newport County 2-1 Leicester City
FT That will be the end here. What a night for Newport! They knock out Premier League Leicester City!
Newport County 2-1 Leicester City
90+4' What an effort! Maddison sends an shot screaming just wide! 
Newport County 2-1 Leicester City
90+3' Late chance for Leicester as Andy King swivels but it's an easy save for Day. 
Newport County 2-1 Leicester City
90' Four minutes added time. Four minutes for Newport to hold on for a little bit of history. 
Newport County 2-1 Leicester City
85' GOAL to Newport! Amond steps up and sends Ward the wrong way to slot home.
Newport County 1-1 Leicester City
84' Penalty to Newport! A cross is hurled in and Albrighton sticks his arm out. Clear spot-kick.
Newport County 1-1 Leicester City
82' GOAL! Leicester are level and what a goal that is! Maddison latches onto Iheanacho's knock-down but is denied by Day. Ghezzal follows up on the rebound are larrups in a stunning equaliser!
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
77' Alteration for Newport. Goalscorer Matt comes off in place of Bakinson.
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
75' 15 minutes left! Can Leicester get anything from this game? 

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Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
72' Final change for Leicester. Andy King replaces Matty James.
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
70' Yet more chances for Leicester! Albrighton produces a teasing cross but somehow neither Iheanacho or Gray can put it in. 
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
70' Albrighton once again lets fly from distance but his shot is always going wide. 
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
67' First change for Newport. Pipe comes on in place of Forbes. 
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
62' Let-off for Newport! Demetriou makes a mess of a clearance and the ball falls to Iheanacho. He spins but can only put the shot wide. 
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
59' Second change from Puel. Danny Simpson is off for Demarai Gray. 
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
54' CROSSBAR! That's the closest Leicester have gone as Albrighton's shot from distance cannons off of the woodwork! 
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
51' Acrobatic effort from Amond there! The ball flies well wide of goal but it shows Newport aren't just defending their advantage - they want to add to it.
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
The teams are back out on the pitch. Can the Foxes get back into this one? Leicester have made one change with James Maddison being introduced for Shinji Okazaki.
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
This man certainly does not look happy... 

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Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
HT That will be the break. Newport have been brilliant so far. They have out-worked and out-fought Leicester and go into half-time with a deserved lead.
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
45' One minute added time at Rodney Parade. Yellow card for Okazaki as he fouls Dolan. 
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
40' Leicester should really be level but Okazaki has completely fluffed his lines in front of goal!
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
38' Leicester push forwards here. Ghezzal swings in a corner to find Albrighton at the near post but the winger nods wide.
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
31' Albrighton, who has probably been Leicester's best player, tries his luck from outside of the box but the shot is straight at Day. 
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
30' Newport really should double the lead. Matt connects with Amond's cross but he can't quite gather the ball in as Ward collects. 
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
23' Leicester have an opportunity to equalise from a free-kick but Ghezzal puts his effort some way over the crossbar. 
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
Here's how Jamille Matt gave the hosts the lead at Rodney Parade! 

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Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
19' Leicester also going close now! First, Marc Albrighton has an effort blocked behind from a corner before Shinji Okazaki somehow fails to score from Jonny Evans' flick-on. Great game, this is.
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
17' Well that needed saving! Dolan goes close but Ward pounces across his line to catch!
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
16' Dangerous free-kick for Newport as Simpson fouls Semenyo on the edge of the penalty area.
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
13' Well, we could have a shock on the cards here! Leicester need to respond. 
Newport County 1-0 Leicester City
11' GOAL! Newport lead as Jamille Matt connects with Willmott's teasing cross and heads low into the net! 
Newport County 0-0 Leicester City
9' Lovely little run from Ghezzal again but his shot isn't strong enough to really trouble Day. 
Newport County 0-0 Leicester City
6’ Shinji Okazaki does well to find space just outside of the area and unleashes a drive towards goal but it’s relatively easy for Day as he gathers.
Newport County 0-0 Leicester City
4’ Ghezzal now forces the first stop from Day as the Algerian’s effort is tipped behind.
Newport County 0-0 Leicester City
3' First real threat from Leicester. Ghezzal finds space on the right but his cross drifts well wide of goal. 
Newport County 0-0 Leicester City
1' Kick-off! The match is underway at Rodney Parade! 
Only a few minutes until kick-off now. The atmosphere is certainly building at Rodney Parade. 

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Predictions?
Be sure to get involved on Twitter with your predictions ahead of the game. 

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What are your thoughts on the teams? There's only 30 minutes until kick-off!
Team News!
And here's the Newport County team: Day; Forbes, Franks, Bennett, Demetriou; Willmott, Neufville, Dolan, Matt; Amond, Semenyo.
Team News!
Team news is out! Claude Puel has made seven changes to his side. This is the Leicester team to take on Newport: Ward; Simpson, Evans, Morgan, Fuchs; Ghezzal, Choudhury, James, Albrighton; Iheanacho, Okazaki.

Substitutes: Jakupovic, Soyuncu, Gray, Maddison, Ricardo, Mendy, King.

Teams will be released at 3:30pm. Make sure you join us then where we will bring you LIVE coverage of Newport County vs Leicester City at Rodney Parade. If you want to join the conversation make sure you follow our official Twitter handles @VAVEL and @LeicesterVAVEL.
Team News
Puel has also suggested that there could be plenty of rotation for the Foxes today following a hectic festive period. Jamie Vardy could be rested after hobbling off against Everton, whilst Kasper Schmeichel is likely to be rotated. Fousseni Diabate, Vicente Iborra, Adrien Silva and Andy King are all reportedly negotiating moves away so apparently will not feature. Wes Morgan could return from injury.
Team News
Newport could have a few players return to action against Leicester. Andrew Crofts and Joss Labadie will be subjected to fitness tests, whilst Matt Dolan and forward Antoine Semenyo could return.
Claude Puel on Newport...
Despite Leicester’s record in the FA Cup, Claude Puel has said he is hoping his side can avoid another upset. Talking ahead of the game, he said: “We need to be ready because I know the tradition of the cup. All the teams that are playing in different leagues, it’s important to play against Premier League team and create an upset. We know these difficulties. We need to be strong in this situation.”
Michael Flynn on Leicester...
Newport boss Flynn has said that his side are aiming to claim a scalp against the Foxes. He said: “It's a great game and a free hit for us. Nobody is expecting us to win, but nobody was expecting us to get anything against Spurs or Leeds last year. It's exciting and hopefully the boys go out there and show what they can do, because on their day they are very capable of raising their levels.”
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Head-to-head
The two sides come into this game having only met on four occasions, and not at all 1947. Leicester have been dominant in the previous clashes between the two sides having notched three wins and a draw. In that time, they have scored on average two goals per game, conceding an average of 0.25 per match.
Leicester’s struggles in the FA Cup have been well broadcast, having reached the most finals without ever winning the competition. They will be hoping to go further than last year having reached the quarter-finals only to be eliminated by Chelsea in extra-time. The Foxes have only lost one out of their last 14 FA Cup clashes against lower division sides.
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Whilst today is Leicester’s first venture into the FA Cup this season, the Exiles began their journey back in November. Taking on the Metropolitan Police in the first round, they squeezed through 2-0. Michael Flynn’s men got through to the third round by beating fellow Welsh outfit Wrexham 4-0 in a replay following a bore draw in the original fixture. They now have the chance to reach the fourth round for the second season in a row.
Currently sitting 12th in League Two, Newport are firmly rooted in mid-table. Christmas was a difficult period for the Exiles having only won two out of their last ten games in all competitions. They have also struggled to find the back of the net - only managing to score one goal in their last three games.
Now then, we really do have to talk about Leicester City’s form over Christmas. Claude Puel’s side faced a daunting task as they faced Chelsea, Manchester City, Cardiff City and Everton. However, they have come out the other end with nine points after three fantastic victories, despite losing to the Bluebirds at home. The latest victory came at Goodison Park as Jamie Vardy struck the winning goal. They now sit seventh in the Premier League table.
Good afternoon!
It’s FA Cup day…again! The Third Round continues this evening and we will hopefully be bringing a corker of a match to you as League Two outfit Newport County host the 2015/16 Premier League champions Leicester City at Rodney Parade. My name is Daniel Orme and I will be taking you through the match.

 

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