Manchester City discover their surprise FA Cup fifth round opponents

Manchester City will face Newport County in the FA Cup fifth round after they pulled off an upset win over Championship side Middlesbrough in their fourth round replay this evening.

Newport are 14th in League Two, England’s fourth tier, and overcame Boro 2-0 tonight on home turf to set up a dream tie against Pep Guardiola’s City.

The Blues reached this stage of the FA Cup after thrashing Rotherham 7-0 in the third round then sweeping aside Premier League opposition Burnley in the fourth round.

Pep Guardiola has won the Premier League, League Cup and Community Shield since arriving at the Etihad Stadium in 2016, with the FA Cup the only domestic trophy to elude him so far.

City’s FA Cup fifth round tie with Newport will be played on Saturday 16 February with a kick-off time of 5.30pm. The match will be shown live in the UK on BT Sport.

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