Newport County shocked Watford in the tournament to reach the fourth round of the League Cup for the first time.
Tristan Abrahams put Newport ahead from the penalty spot after Toby Stevenson missed Brandon Cooper, before captain Gus Labade made it 2-0 from 20 yards.
Adalberto Pinaranda’s penalty gave Watford hope, but Padrig Amund took advantage of Daniel Phillips’ mistake to regain the lead with two goals.
Watford substitute Step Brecca was fired late for hitting Cooper’s elbow.
With the Hornets thinking about a miserable night in South Wales, where they finished with 10 men and lost to a side that were three fewer than them last season, Newport could look forward to a fourth-round clash at home against Morecambe or Newcastle United.
It’s the second scalp tournament for a boycott campaign, from They beat Swansea 2-0 in the first round Thanks to Abrahams’ double whammy, he beat Cambridge United by one goal in the second round.
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The match ended, Newport County 3, Watford 1.
The second half ends, Newport County 3, Watford 1.
Francisco Serralta (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Wrong by Ryan Haynes (Newport County).
Step Brecca (Watford) received a Red Card for violent behavior.
Error by Step Brecca (Watford).
Brandon Cooper (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Infiltration, Newport County. Lewis Collins tried a through ball, but Tristan Abrahams fell into offside.
Missed attempt. Jerome Sinclair (Watford), left-footed shot from outside the penalty area, high and wide to the left. With the help of Adalberto Peñaranda.
Watford Switch. Ken Crichlow replaces Ignacio Busetto.
Replacement, Newport County. Robbie Wilmot replaces Scott Bennett.
Replacement, Newport County. Lewis Collins replaces Jose Labadi.
Scott Bennett (Newport County) received a yellow card for a bad foul.
Jerome Sinclair (Watford) won from a free kick in the offensive game.
Fault from Scott Bennett (Newport County).
Corner, Newport County. Against him is Daniel Bachmann.
Missed attempt. Scott Bennett (Newport County) right-footed shot from outside the penalty area is very high after a corner.
Attempt is prohibited. The head of Joss Labadie (Newport County) is banned from the middle of the square. Helped by Ryan Haynes with a cross pass.
Corner, Newport County. Granted by Toby Stevenson.
Attempt is prohibited. Liam Sheppard’s (Newport County) header was blocked from the right side of a six-yard square. Helped by Ryan Haynes with a cross pass.
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