FA CUP: Antony scores first goal in TEN months to lift Manchester United over stubborn Newport

FA CUP: Antony scores first goal in TEN months to lift Manchester United over stubborn Newport


Manchester United needed two late goals to defeat League Two side Newport 4-2 and progress to the 5th Round of the FA Cup.

Newport vs Manchester United – How it happened

Manchester United came into this FA Cup clash under severe pressure, compounded by Marcus Rashford’s absence.

 However, Erik ten Hag’s team quickly took control. 

A smooth move led to Bruno Fernandes driving home, extending his FA Cup scoring streak. 

United’s dominance continued as 18-year-old Kobbie Mainoo doubled the lead with his first goal. Despite chances for United, Newport responded unexpectedly with Bryn Morris’s deflected volley.

 The Exiles leveled swiftly after the break, with Will Evans converting Adam Lewis’s cross. United, facing intensity issues in defense, regained the lead through Antony after a Luke Shaw rebound. 

Despite Newport’s pressure, United secured victory. Rasmus Højlund’s stoppage-time goal sealed a place in the fifth round. Newport exited the FA Cup at the fourth-round stage.

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