NEWPORT County AFC manger Michael Flynn was full of pride after seeing his side narrowly beaten 2-0 by Tottenham Hotspur in their FA Cup fourth-round replay at Wembley.

An unfortunate own goal from Dan Butler and a cool Erik Lamela finish were enough to earn the Premier League side a fifth-round trip to League One Rochdale.

"I am not happy we lost, but I am very proud of the effort and work-rate from my players," said Flynn.

"We kept going right to the end and we nearly scored. It was important we were not embarrassed or trounced.

South Wales Argus:

"In the first 25 minutes, I thought we were the better team but how the goal went in was obviously deflating and it took us 10 minutes to get over that and then the damage was done.

"We needed the luck to go with us and the frustrating thing for us is we didn't hold on at home. It was always going to be tough here. Tottenham have fantastic players."