Foden double over Newport sends City to FA Cup quarter-final

FA Cup By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 16/02/2019

Phil Foden's second-half double sends Manchester City to  FA Cup quarter-finals after a 4-1 win over Newport County 4-1 at Rodney Parade on Saturday night.

After an evenly matched first 45 minutes, Leroy Sane opened the scoring after 51 minutes with his 12th goal of the season, before Foden doubled Premier League leaders lead with a quarter of an hour left to play.

Newport striker Padraig Amond briefly gave Michael Flynn's men hope of a stunning fightback by pulling a goal back in the 88th minute, only for late strikes by Under 17 winner just 71 seconds later before Riyad Mahrez to seal the contest in the injury time.

Newport County's fans gave their side a standing ovation at full time as their weary players did a lap of honour.