FA Cup: Fulham, Leicester suffer shock defeats to fourth-division sides
- Author: Stacy Allen Jan 08, 2019,
Jan 08, 2019, 1:11
Claudio Ranieri's Fulham reign has got off to a hard start and it got worse for the former Leicester boss at the hands of Pete Wild's Oldham.
Elsewhere, QPR and Millwall edged out Championship rivals Leeds United and Hull City respectively, Watford ended Woking's dreams, Doncaster Rovers won 3-1 at Preston North End and there was a resounding 7-0 win for Manchester City over Rotherham United.
Will Hughes opened the scoring in the 13th minute, before Troy Deeney sealed the win with 16 minutes left in the game.
But, with five minutes left, Newport were awarded a penalty after Leicester's Marc Albrighton inexplicably raised his arm to block a cross into the box and Padraig Amond made no mistake from the spot to spark delirious scenes among the Welsh club's supporters.
Morgan, though, believes the minnows' win was undeserved, explaining: "It was a hard day and the magic of the FA Cup happened, definitely".
Flynn added: "It's nearly Roy of the Rovers stuff, I can't believe it".
The victory was especially sweet for Currie, in charge after the retirement last month of John Still, as his uncle Tony was once a Sheffield United great and has a stand named after him.
He said: 'I'm probably the proudest man in Oldham.
The Foxes headed for Rodney Parade off the back of a strong run of form in the Premier League over the Christmas period, but rarely looked like getting the better of the fourth tier side in a thoroughly disappointing display.
Promising youngster Phil Foden doubled the lead at the Etihad before an own-goal Semi Ajayi made it three.