Newport County vs Manchester City : FA CUP Matches, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

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Time : 6:30 Pm
Date : 16th February, 2019
Stadium: Rodney Parade

Team News:

Padraig Amond will lead the Newport forward line and hope to maintain his record of scoring in every FA Cup round this season.

Defender Fraser Franks could keep his place after completing his first game in a month against MK Dons on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola is set to make changes with one eye on Wednesday's Champions League clash with Schalke and Sunday's EFL Cup final.

Vincent Kompany remains sidelined along with Claudio Bravo and Benjamin Mendy.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: "We are going to suffer because they are taller and stronger than us. In some areas they will be better than us.

"They have done incredibly well in this competition. What they do, they do really well. We have watched many games to see what they do.

"It is the cup. We know what happened last season at Wigan. Anything can happen. We will take this very seriously, I am sure about that."

Newport County

They could become the first club from the fourth tier to reach the quarter-finals since Cambridge United in 1990, and only the fifth to do so overall.
This is only Newport's second appearance in the FA Cup fifth round - their first was a 3-2 defeat by Portsmouth in February 1949.
Newport have won just two of their past 11 league games, drawing two and losing seven.
They have only conceded two goals in seven home games in all competitions.
Padraig Amond has scored five goals in his last eight FA Cup appearances, including in every round this season.

Manchester City

City have won all three of their matches in February, scoring 11 goals and conceding just one.
They have won their two FA Cup games this season by an aggregate score of 12-0.
However, they've won just one of their last six FA Cup away games against sides from a lower division (D4, L1), losing their last such game against Wigan.
Sergio Aguero has scored eight league goals for City in 2019 - double that of any other player.
Ageuro's tally of eight is as many league goals as Newport have managed in their league games in December, January and February combined.

Possible Lineups:

Newport County

Formation: 3-5-2

Day; Demetriou, Poole, O’Brien; Willmott, Bakinson, Bennett, Butler, Kennedy; Amond, Matt

Manager: Mike Flynn

Manchester City

Formation: 4-3-3

Muric; Garcia, Sandler, Otamendi, Zinchenko; Delph, D. Silva, Foden; Mahrez, Jesus, Sané

Manager: Pep Guardiola