Former Sussex footballer could be in line for FA Cup date with Manchester City

A dream FA Cup date with reigning Premier League champions Manchester City could be in store for former Sussex footballer Mickey Demetriou.

Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 3:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 7:38 pm
Mickey Demetriou (right) celebrates after Newport County forced a replay with Middlesbrough

The Durrington-born defender, 28, played 87 minutes as current club Newport County forced a replay with Championship outfit Middlesbrough after a 1-1 draw in their fourth-round tussle at the Riverside on Saturday.

And the Welsh side now have an added incentive heading into that return game at Rodney Parade, with the winners knowing a home tie against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City awaits.

Demetriou and Newport are no strangers to big FA Cup clashes. Michael Flynn's troops knocked one-time Premier League winners Leicester City out of the competition in round three.

Former Worthing, Bognor and Eastbourne Borough centre-back Demetriou was also part of the County team that beat Leeds United in the competition last season before bowing out against Tottenham Hotspur in a replay at Wembley.

Newport's replay with Boro is scheduled to take place at Rodney Parade next Tuesday.

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