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2020-21 English FA Cup, 3rd Round
  • Adam Webster (90'+6' OG)
  • Solly March (90')
Brighton & Hove Albion advance 4-3 on penalties
Brighton & Hove Albion advance 4-3 on penalties

Brighton need shoot-out to get past lowly Newport

NEWPORT, Wales, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Premier League Brighton and Hove Albion were pushed all the way to a sudden death penalty shootout before overcoming fourth-tier Newport County in the FA Cup third round on Sunday after the game ended 1-1 following extra-time.

Brighton keeper Jason Steele produced four superb saves during the shootout which the South Coast side won 4-3 on penalties.

Brighton looked to have sealed victory in normal time when Solly March fired home a fine shot from the edge of the box in the 90th minute.

But Newport, who enjoyed a run to the fifth round in 2019, equalised in the sixth minute of stoppage time when Steele completely missed a cross and the ball flew in off the legs of Brighton defender Adam Webster.

But after a goalless extra-time, both Steele and Webster redeemed themselves with Steel's brilliant saves and then Webster converting the decisive spot kick to send Graham Potter's team into the fourth round draw. (Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Pritha Sarkar)