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Phil Foden strikes twice to help City past Newport



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Phil Foden scored twice in a game for the first time in his career, as he help Manchester City past a stubborn Newport County.

Goals from Leroy Sane, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez earned Manchester City a 4-1 win over Newport County in the FA Cup fifth round.

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Manchester City averted an FA Cup upset and clinched a place in the quarter-finals as Phil Foden scored a brace in a 4-1 win over Newport County.

The League Two side frustrated the Premier League champions throughout a goalless first half at Rodney Parade and came agonisingly close to taking the lead despite City dominating possession on an uneven surface they initially struggled to adjust to.

Newport’s admirable resistance was broken when Leroy Sane fired home from close range early in the second half, the winger scoring his 12th goal of the season on an afternoon when his customary flair was in short supply.