Manchester City came to life in the second half to ease into the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.
But it might not have been so straightforward.
Against all odds, fourth tier Newport County made a strong start to the game and the first big save was – unexpectedly – made by City stopper Ederson.
A hopeful long throw found Tyreeq Bakinson at the far post. And he must have thought he’d scored.
Ederson had other ideas.
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) February 16, 2019
Unbelievable save from Ederson keeps it level pic.twitter.com/T4srjMzagj
— Rob (@Razza_7) February 16, 2019
What a stop!
Goals from Leroy Sané and Phil Foden put the Premier League side ahead after the break.
Newport had a brief moment of hope as Pádraig Amond scored with two minutes remaining but their dreams were soon dashed again as Foden netted to restore the two-goal lead.
Riyad Mahrez then added a fourth in injury time.