A review of Saturday's FA Cup fifth round games.
FA Cup results
- QPR 0-1 Watford - report
- Brighton 2-1 Derby
- AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Millwall
- Newport County 1-4 Manchester City
Winner odds (via Sky Bet)
City made to work at Newport
Manchester City kept their quadruple hopes alive with a 4-1 win at Newport to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Second-half goals from Leroy Sane, Phil Foden (2) and Riyad Mahrez ensured City's class eventually told against opponents 82 places below them on the league ladder.
Padraig Amond maintained his record of scoring in every round for Newport two minutes from time, but hopes of a dramatic comeback were brief as Foden's second and Mahrez finished the job.
City had scored 12 goals without reply against Rotherham and Burnley to reach the last 16, but it was never going to be as straightforward away to County hosts who have made a habit of embarrassing bigger clubs.
Newport have beaten Leeds, Leicester and Middlesbrough, as well as drawing with Tottenham, at Rodney Parade in the last 14 months and they again emerged with credit for frustrating City for so long.
FACT: Even without the likes of Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling - the latter two were on the bench - City's starting line-up cost around £320m while Newport's was a modest £50,000 spent on goalkeeper Joe Day and striker Amond.
- Man City have reached the FA Cup quarter-final for the 25th occasion and for the first time since 2016-17.
- Newport have lost just two of their last 12 FA Cup matches (W7 D3), with each defeat coming against one of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ sides (also Spurs in 17-18).
- Newport County have lost both of their FA Cup fifth round ties, also falling to defeat against Portsmouth in 1949.
- Man City’s Leroy Sane has had a hand in 25 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions this season (12 goals, 13 assists), including registering nine goal involvements in his last eight.
- Man City’s Gabriel Jesus has been directly involved in 21 goals in 34 games this season (16 goals, 5 assists), one more than he managed in 42 games last season (17 goals, 3 assists).
- All five of Phil Foden’s Man City goals have come in domestic cup competitions (x3 FA Cup, x2 League Cup).
- Newport’s Padraig Amond has scored five goals in this season’s FA Cup, more than any other player. The striker scored in each of the first five rounds of the competition this term.
- Newport’s Joe Day has made more saves than any other goalkeeper in the FA Cup this season (24).
Lions advance after narrow win
Murray Wallace's early header ensured that Millwall be in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the second time in three years and ended AFC Wimbledon's record-breaking run in the competition.
The south-west Londoners had never before reached the fifth round and hit the post inside the first few minutes through Joe Pigott before the Scot converted with the only notable moment of an uneventful first half.
The game ebbed and flowed far more after the break, with Neil Harris' men spurning a number of opportunities, with 20-year-old Michael Folivi managing the Dons' only shot on target.
- Millwall have reached the FA Cup quarter-final for the third time in the last seven seasons of the competition – more than any other side from outside of the Premier League in that time.
- AFC Wimbledon have never beaten Millwall in any competition, drawing two and losing three of their five matches.
- AFC Wimbledon have lost more home games in all competitions this season than any other side in the top four tiers of English football (13).
- Millwall have won two of their last four away games in all competitions (D1 L1), having won none of their first 12 on the road this season (D3 L9).
- Millwall’s Murray Wallace has scored in back-to-back appearances in the FA Cup, having failed to find the net in his first 10 in the competition.
- Ryan Leonard provided the assist for Millwall’s goal, his first goal involvement in 16 games in all competitions, since scoring against Norwich in November.
Seagulls into quarter-final draw
Ashley Cole scored his first goal in England in more than six years but Derby were knocked out of the FA Cup after Brighton held on to secure a 2-1 fifth round victory.
The distinguished left-back and seven-time winner of the competition, linked up with former Chelsea and England team-mate and now Rams manager Frank Lampard last month and he managed to get on the score-sheet in only his second appearance for his new club.
Cole, on as a second-half substitute as he continues to build his match fitness, headed home in the 81st minute to score for the first time in his homeland since September 2012.
But it was ultimately in vain as Anthony Knockaert's opener after 33 minutes and Jurgen Locadia's strike in added-on time in the first half secured Brighton's place in the quarter-finals for the second successive season.
- Brighton have reached the FA Cup quarter-final for the second consecutive season, having only made the final eight in two of their previous 102 campaigns in the competition.
- Derby have won just one of their last 23 FA Cup games against teams from a higher division (D6 L16), beating West Brom in January 2017.
- Brighton are unbeaten in six meetings with Derby in all competitions (W3 D3), after losing the previous five beforehand.
- All six of Derby’s FA Cup goals this season have come in the second half of games, with the last four coming in the final 15 minutes.
- Brighton’s Anthony Knockaert has scored in three of his last six games versus Derby, including in each of the last two.
- All five of Jürgen Locadia's goals for Brighton in all competitions have come at the Amex Stadium.
- Derby’s Ashley Cole - who played in a record eight different post-war FA Cup finals – made his first FA Cup appearance in 1847 days, since playing alongside Frank Lampard for Chelsea against Stoke in January 2014.
- Derby defender Ashley Cole's goal was his first in English football since September 2012 (for Chelsea vs Stoke), and his first ever in the FA Cup (49th appearance).