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FA Cup round-up: Barnet, Oldham, Newport, Callum Lang, Phil Foden, Padraig Amond. Leicester and Fulham lost to League Two sides as non-league Barnet knocked out Championship high-flyers Sheffield United on an exhilarating day of FA Cup third-round shocks.
Newport County, 13th in the fourth tier, had failed to win their previous five league games but took the lead against Claude Puel’s Leicester through Jamille Matt.
The Foxes, Premier League champions in 2015-16, thought they had salvaged a replay after Rachid Ghezzal’s late equaliser.
However, the Welsh side won a penalty when Marc Albrighton inexplicably put his arm up to block a cross in the penalty area – Padraig Amond keeping his composure to score from the spot.
There were scenes of jubilation at Rodney Parade at the final whistle. Newport knocked Championship Leeds United out at the same stage last season before losing to Tottenham in a fourth-round replay at Wembley.
National League side Barnet had not reached this stage of the competition since 2008, and on that occasion they secured a spot in the fourth round – it was a case of history repeating at Sheffield United.
The Bees held on for more than 77 minutes for their 1-0 win after Tottenham academy graduate Shaq Coulthirst had given them the lead from the spot.
Oldham, three-time semi-finalists, fought from a goal down to beat Fulham2-1 in a match that was incident-packed in the final 14 minutes.
Denis Odoi gave Fulham the lead shortly after the interval before Sam Surridge levelled from the spot in the 76th minute. Claudio Ranieri’s side were then awarded a penalty after Tom Cairney had been fouled – the video assistant referee confirmed referee Anthony Taylor’s decision despite there appearing to have been little contact made by Christopher Missilou.
Substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic missed the spot-kick before Callum Lang headed in what proved to be the winner in the 88th minute.