Padraig Amond: Newport County striker wants response after FA Cup exit

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Lower league side, Newport were City's latest casualty as they crushed the League Two side 1-4 on Saturday to book a place in the quarterfinal for the 2019 FA Cup.

"We know when it comes to Tuesday we'll be ready to do things right and to get ourselves back in the hunt".

"What they do, they do incredibly".

The 18-year-old scored twice as City overcame a hard pitch to knock out the League Two side to reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.

"We now need to make a big performance in Champions League".

"Football is not always playing on the biggest stages and on good surfaces".

After demolishing Chelsea 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium last Sunday, Pep Guardiola's team look back to their best and appear to be hitting top form as they do battle on four fronts.

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Young winger Rabbi Matondo left Man City for Schalke just last month, and could certainly feature in either one of the legs, aiming to cause damage to his former club. It's important to play my game every time I get a chance.

The Premier League champions were unable to find a breakthrough in the first 45 minutes at Rodney Parade and could even have fallen behind to their League Two opponents despite dominating possession.

Club-record signing Mahrez has not started in the Premier League since December 30 and Guardiola said: 'He is a guy we are happy with, but unfortunately I am not kind with him'.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: "We are going to suffer because they are taller and stronger than us". To say you're the best team in Europe, better than Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, that has to be what they are after. "Anything can happen. We will take this very seriously, I am sure about that".

Manchester City will be without Vincent Kompany and Claudio Bravo for the match, whilst Benjamin Mendy faces a race against the clock to be fit.

Manchester City have won all three of their previous meetings with Newport County in all competitions, by an aggregate score of 10-2.

Meanwhile, Guardiola's side will be in League Cup action on the same day as they face Chelsea in the final of the competition, having already played their scheduled fixture for the weekend against Everton, winning 2-0 at Goodison Park. Everybody knows their jobs so it's just game after game after game.

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