Brighton averted turning into Newport’s newest FA Cup large killing victims as they scraped via on 4-Three penalties with goalkeeper Jason Steele saving an unbelievable 4 spot kicks.
The sport by no means ought to have reached a shootout with Steele having made an error to permit the Seagulls’ opponents to make it 1-1 within the last seconds of regular time.
All of the drama passed off late within the recreation with the League Two aspect preserving their Premier League opponents at bay for many of the recreation.
Padraig Amond ought to have put Newport forward inside 4 minutes after racing on to Lewis Dunk’s weak again go, however the cup specialist despatched his effort broad of the far submit.
Brighton steadily took management and Tom King denied Dunk, Mac Allister and Yves Bissouma earlier than making an unbelievable point-blank cease to foil Zeqiri.
Newport got here inside inches of scoring when Amond pounced on goalkeeper Steele’s mistake and his lob was hooked off the road by Dunk, the Brighton centre-back guaranteeing it remained goalless on the break.
The tie regarded set for further time earlier than Solly March broke Newport hearts with a high quality curling effort within the 90th minute to place Brighton forward.
Nonetheless, Newport extremely levelled with the ultimate contact of the sport as Brighton goalkeeper Jason Steele didn’t make any contact with a right-wing cross, which inadvertently hit defender Adam Webster’s chest and rolled into the empty internet.
This compelled the sport into extra-time and with neither aspect capable of finding a winner it went right down to penalties.
King needed to produce one other nice save to disclaim Dunk with diving save to his left whereas Dunk was the hero on the different finish when he blocked a shot together with his head within the dying seconds.
Within the shootout, Steele made amends for his mistake late on by saving 4 of the spot kicks.