sport news Graham Potter describes Brighton's FA Cup win over Newport County as 'traumatic'

Graham Potter relieved after Brighton's 'traumatic' FA Cup win over Newport County which saw Seagulls keeper Jason Steele make four saves in penalty shootout to see off League Two opponents at Rodney Parade Graham Potter is a relieved man after Brighton's FA Cup win over Newport The Seagulls boss called their third-round victory over Newport as 'traumatic' The two sides played out a 1-1 draw following two very late goals in normal time They couldn't be separated after extra time and went to a penalty shootout Jason Steele went from zero to hero by making four saves in the shootout win

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Published: 06:26 GMT, 11 January 2021 | Updated: 06:26 GMT, 11 January 2021

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Graham Potter breathed a huge sigh of relief after describing Brighton's FA Cup penalty shootout win over League Two Newport as 'traumatic'.

Brighton beat Newport 4-3 on penalties after 120 minutes of football on a difficult Rodney Parade surface had produced a 1-1 draw.

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Seagulls goalkeeper Jason Steele made four saves in the shootout before defender Adam Webster - who had scored an unfortunate own goal in the final seconds of normal time - stroked home the decisive penalty.

Graham Potter described Brighton's FA Cup third-round win over Newport as 'traumatic'

Graham Potter described Brighton's FA Cup third-round win over Newport as 'traumatic'

The Brighton boss talks with Newport's Matt Dolan (left) after the FA Cup tie at Rodney Parade

The Brighton boss talks with Newport's Matt Dolan (left) after the FA Cup tie at Rodney Parade

'Traumatic as well as dramatic is what I'd call it,' Brighton manager Potter said.

'Newport showed all their battling qualities and full credit to them for that.

'We knew it was going to be a difficult tie and they didn't disappoint us.

'We should have won it and seen it out at the end of 90 minutes, but that's the way it goes sometimes.'

Solly March put Brighton ahead from the edge of the area with the clock counting down to 90 minutes and only 10 seconds of normal time remaining.

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