Leroy Sane busts Newport goalkeeper's nose with Man City opener

Leroy Sane busts Newport goalkeeper's nose with Man City opener

Phil Foden did give the favourites a 2-0 lead before Padraig Amond managed to pull a goal back with a minute of normal time remaining.

One player who will be looking to impress today is Regan Poole, on loan at Newport from Old Trafford until the end of the season.

"Also the fact that I've scored against the best team in Europe".

Wallace headed in a cross from Ryan Leonard in the fifth minute and the hosts had a number of second-half chances to add to the lead, but couldn't find a way past Wimbledon goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for a second time.

Tyreeq Bakinson had an opportunity to score the first of the game but his attempt was saved brilliantly by Ederson in City's goal.

City survived a tricky first half against a side that had already beaten Leicester City and Middlesbrough and nearly took the lead through a Tyreeq Bakinson header that was superbly saved by Ederson.


"It's been a long while, it feels like it's been gone for ages", Foden said of the Champions League's two-month break.

"Everything is going well at the moment and we can definitely win every competition, but it is going to be hard". "We had to show professionalism and keep the ball moving and they exhausted in the end".

"This was a really tough game, we opened the scoring in the game and believed it was done and then they scored".

"It was the worst conditions I have played in", said the City youngster. We've got to play out there as well.

Leroy Sane's powerful shot from a tight angle put them in front after 51 minutes as the chances of a seismic cup shock for League Two Newport faded away.

Veteran midfielder Silva, one of many City regulars who started in south Wales, completed 82 minutes in hard conditions and earned praise for his professionalism.


"David is a fantastic player".

Guardiola would not be drawn on suggestions his side could win all four competitions they are still competing in as he faced the media after his side's latest win.

"Today we spoke about that".

This term, they stunned Premier League Leicester and the beat Championship outfit Boro in a replay at Rodney Parade. We have to adapt, change mentality, change the way we play.

In the previous round, third-division Wimbledon scored one of the biggest upsets of this year's FA Cup by knocking out Premier League side West Ham. And our team duly obliged by leaving us at halftime with a game hanging on a knife edge. But Guardiola said that he loved the experience, from the Newport crowd's faux-hostility to the different style of opposition that his players had to deal with. We scored straight after they did and it is always good to take the pressure off and get the goal.

"We will see in May and June how we do, but it is important to be there in all competitions in February".


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