NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn described his side’s FA Cup victory over Premier League Leicester City as “Roy of the Rovers stuff” after a thrilling encounter at Rodney Parade.

Padraig Amond scored the winner from the penalty spot five minutes from time after Rachid Ghezzal had cancelled out Jamille Matt’s first-half opener.

It was County’s first win over a top-flight side in 55 years and it earned the club £135,000, on top of the £150,000 TV broadcast fee.

"It's almost Roy of the Rovers stuff, I can't believe it,” said Flynn.

“It's the first time I've beaten a Premier League club as a manager so it's one I'll never forget.

“It's huge, it's massive for the club to be in the fourth round again and to get some much-needed finances. To see the number of supporters out there and produce that for the fans is amazing.

"It actually felt comfortable, even though they're littered with quality.

“They had a lot of possession, we knew it'd be like that, but we worked hard on our shape. Once they scored it was about hanging on and getting a replay but thankfully the players thought differently. They got the penalty and it was put away by Padraig.

"It was a really good FA Cup game,” added the Exiles boss.

“The atmosphere the fans created, and the substitutions Leicester made as well, it showed us credit and respect.

“Leicester are an excellent club and have an excellent manager, so I'm delighted, I'm over the moon. It's not sunk it yet, I can feel my phone buzzing now and it's non-stop."

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County will find out their fourth-round opponents tomorrow night but Flynn hopes his players can use this result to spur them on in League Two.

"I'm actually a bit frustrated with the players,” he said. “We couldn't beat Stevenage [on New Year's Day] and they had 10 men for an hour.

“It's because I know the qualities they've got, we've just gone and beaten the Premier League champions from two years ago. It's unbelievable.

"I'll have a few drinks with the wife tonight. It's about being with the people who support you and are with you when times are bad as well, and my wife does that for me."

Match-winner Amond told BBC One: "It's a penalty so you're expected to score. I played with Danny Ward at Morecambe, he faced a few of my penalties in training so I was hoping he wouldn't remember.

"It's brilliant to score the winner but just to win is the big one. Everyone's done brilliantly today and I think we fully deserved it."