Newport’s Shawn McCoulsky condemns Leeds to another shock FA Cup exit

07 January 2018 02:25
This was classic third-round FA Cup tie territory in every sense and Newport County relished the chance to play up to the script, inflicting on Leeds United a humiliating exit from the competition for the second season running. Shawn McCoulsky, on loan from Bristol City, was the hero for the League Two club as his 89th-minute header took Newport into the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1979.It was a deserved victory for Newport and a miserable afternoon for Leeds, who were dumped out of the FA Cup by non-league Sutton United in January last year, when Garry Monk fielded a reserve team. Thomas Christiansen, the man who replaced Monk as manager, made nine changes to the Leeds side that started here and the wisdom of that decision will be questioned as Newport, 53 places below them on the league ladder, pulled off a famous triumph. Related: Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United: FA Cup third round – live! Related: FA Cup roundup: League One Peterborough shock Championship Aston Villa Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian