NEWPORT County AFC saw their incredible run to the fifth round of the FA Cup ended by Manchester City at Rodney Parade last night, but their performance has been widely praised.

Leroy Sane opened the scoring for the Premier League champions on 51 minutes and Phil Foden doubled their lead on 75 minutes before Padraig Amond grabbed a consolation goal for County two minutes from time.

Pep Guardiola's men then made certain of their passage to the quarter-finals with another goal from Foden in the 89th minute and a fourth in stoppage time from Riyad Mahrez. 

Here's the story of the match and the reaction from the football world...

The atmosphere at Rodney Parade was electric throughout 

County's Tyreeq Bakinson was denied by Ederson early on

Sane hit the woodwork before the break

And the German made the breakthrough on 51 minutes

Foden made it 2-0 to put City in charge

Amond kept up his record of scoring in every round 

And the regulars at Tully's Bar in Carlow got a free drink

But Foden ended County's comeback hopes a minute later

And Mahrez then rubbed salt into the Exiles' wounds 

What a run it's been for Michael Flynn's men

Robbie Willmott was one of the stars County's cup run

Jamille Matt scored v Met Police, Wrexham and Leicester

Pep praised County's efforts

A word for the Exiles from City star Ilkay Gundogan

Pride for club director and former Argus editor Kevin Ward

Former Wales star John Hartson was impressed

As was FAW technical director Osian Roberts

Former Wales ace Danny Gabbidon praises Regan Poole

And Stuart James of the Guardian sums it all up