Newport County completed a memorable day of FA Cup shocks as they stunned 2016 English champions Leicester City 2-1 on Sunday to follow fellow fourth-tier side Oldham Athletic and minor league Barnet into the fourth round.
One of the stars was UK Cypriot Newport County defender Mickey Demetriou seen here with our Michael Yiakoumi.
Humble Welsh club Newport had led from the 10th minute but their dream appeared to have been snatched away when Rachid Ghezzal smashed in a late equaliser, only for Padraig Amond to send the Rodney Parade faithful crazy with a penalty winner.
Newport, who took Tottenham Hotspur to a replay last year, held on to beat a top-flight side for the first time since 1964.
Newport, 13th in League Two, set about Claude Puel’s Leicester side with relish and went ahead as Robbie Willmott raced down the right and crossed for centre forward Jamille Matt to glance home a header.
Leicester, seventh in the Premier League after recent wins over Manchester City and Chelsea, eventually broke through in the 82nd minute as Ghezzal hammered a ferocious shot past keeper Joe Day who moments earlier had denied Kelechi Iheanacho.
There was a final twist, though, as Marc Albrighton, a stalwart of Leicester’s shock title-winning team, blocked a cross with his arm to gift Newport a shot at glory.
Amond stepped up calmly to send his penalty past Leicester keeper Danny Ward, once a team mate at Morecambe.
“He faced a few of my penalties in training so I was hoping he wouldn’t remember,” Amond said.