Cup exit frustrates Garcia

Brighton head coach Oscar Garcia was frustrated after losing his first home game in charge as they were beaten at home 3-1 by Newport in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Last Updated: 07/08/13 at 09:23 Post Comment

Oscar Garcia: Frustrated by cup defeat to Newport

Oscar Garcia: Frustrated by cup defeat to Newport

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

County substitute Danny Crow cancelled out Ashley Barnes' opener before scoring again in the first period of extra time, while Conor Washington added a third to make sure of the result for the club who only secured promotion from the Conference National last season.

"We had many chances to score and win the game but Newport were more accurate than us," he said.

Newport defender Byron Anthony suffered a double fracture of his right leg at the Amex Stadium but Garcia did not think there was any malice in Inigo Calderon's challenge, despite the Spaniard being sent off as a result of the incident.

"It was a 50-50 challenge for me. I've seen it on video and Calderon wants to touch the ball and not injure anybody," he added.

"The red card completely changed the game. It's not easy to play with 10 players."

Newport manager Justin Edinburgh agreed with Garcia and dedicated the win to Anthony.

"There was no malice and I'm really disappointed for Byron because this has taken the gloss off a really great win," said the former Tottenham defender.

"It was not very nice to witness and I had a good view. It is a clean break, not a dislocation, and I've spoken to him on the phone in hospital where he is stable.

"This is without doubt the greatest result for me as a manager and we're dedicating it to Byron."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

AFCON round-up: Ivory Coast and Ghana make semi-finals

Ivory Coast and Ghana both qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals after beating Algeria and Guinea respectively on Sunday.

Stuart Pearce sacked as Nottingham Forest manager

Stuart Pearce has been sacked as manager of Nottingham Forest, the club confirmed on Sunday evening.

Transfer news: Tottenham look to offload trio and sign a player on loan

Tottenham will allow Emmanuel Adebayor and either Younes Kaboul or Vlad Chiriches to leave on loan before the deadline.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company