NEWPORT County AFC saw its incredible start for the fifth round of the FA Cup, which ended last night at Manchester City in Rodney Parad, but their performance was widely praised.
Leroy Sane opened the score for Premier League champions in 51 minutes and Phil Foden doubled his lead in 75 minutes before Padraig Amond took a consolation goal for the county two minutes.
Pep Guardiola's men then secured a quarter-finals with another goal from Foden in the 89th minute and fourth-finals by Riyadh Maherz.
Here's the story of the match and the reaction from the soccer world …
The atmosphere at Rodney Parade has been electric all the time
Here we go … pic.twitter.com/FkJvygV63X
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County Tyreeq Bakinson was dismissed by Ederson at the beginning of
– The Emirates Cup in the FA (@EmiratesFACup) February 16, 2019
Sane struck the carpentry before the break
The Germans made a break in 51 minutes
– Manchester City (@ManCity) February 16, 2019
-0 to place the responsible city
Amond keeps its records in every circle
The regulars at the Toulouse bar in Carlo received a free drink
But Foden Completes Return of District Hopes One Minute Later
The Maherz rubbed salt into the wounds of the exiles
OBJECTIVE RIYAD MAHREZ pic.twitter.com/ehMlVvACCp
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– PL 17/18 CHAMPIONS !! (@DailyMCFCUpdate) February 16, 2019
What mileage was for Michael Flynn's men
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– Robbie Willmott (@WillmottRobbie) February 16, 2019
Jamie Matt entered Met Police, Wrexham and Leicester
He is very proud to be part of this team and what has been achieved in the FA Cup this season … The support of everyone in the city is enormous .. @ padraigamond21 scored in every round 👏🏾 not bad eh
focus on the league now and get ready to go again on Tuesday! UTC 🔶◼️
Jamie Antonio Matt (@ j4mmaa) February 16, 2019
Pep praised the efforts of the county
PEP It "It was a really tough game. typical of these types of games, but @PhilFoden scored a great goal.
– Manchester City (@ManCity) 16 February, 2019
– Ilkay Gundogan (@IlkayGuendogan) February 16, 2019
Pride of Club Manager and former editor of Argus Kevin Ward We gave everything against one of the best clubs in the world: Scoreline flattered @ManCit yesterday But their whole respect for the way they approached #OurJourneyContinues
– Kevin Ward (@KevinWardMedia) February 16, 2019
Former Wal star John Hartson was impressed
Joe's day must have broken his nose for Newport today !! The city is too good, but the credit for Newport is fantastic for 2 seasons in the FA Cup, Flynn will feel extremely proud of his players.
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As was FAW Technical Director Osian Roberts
– Osian Roberts (@Osian_Roberts) 16 February, 2019
Former Wales Assen Dani Gabidon praised Regan Pool  Well played @ NewportCounty showed several teams at a higher level on how you will cancel the opposition to the highest level, especially in the first half. All interested should be extremely proud in particular @ReganPoole outstanding performance!
– February 16, 2019
And Stuart James of the Guardian sums up all this
Not long after Rodney Parade – you yourself are proud, Newport County. The huge credit for @ flynnster17 not only for this memorable match but also for everything he has done over the past two years. The club was on his knees when he took over. Now he is alive and kicking.
– Stuart James (@StuartJamesGNM) February 16, 2019