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Carlow man Padraig Amond nets the winner for Newport County as they topple Leicester in the FA Cup

The local man scored a penalty to send Newport through to the next round

Carlow man Padraig Amond says he is hungry for more F-A Cup glory after handing Newport County a famous win over Leicester City.

The Welsh side will go into this evening’s fourth round draw, after beating the 2016 Premier League winners 2-1 at Rodney Parade.

Jamille Matt’s perfectly placed header after a pulsating run and cross from Robbie Willmott gave the Exiles the advantage against a side 74 places above them in the football leagues.

Marc Albrighton hit the crossbar and Newport goalie Joe Day produced a string of saves before Rachid Ghezzai smashed the Foxes level.

Amond scored the winner with an 85th minute penalty after Albrighton’s handball.

Check out the goal below….

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is the Head of Sport and News in KCLR96FM. He's an avid rugby fan and can be seen frequenting Leinster and local clubs games. He loves his GAA too and is a former hurler and footballer and stood between the posts for his home club of Kiltegan for many years. He's also a Man U fan for his troubles and shouts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
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