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Newport vs Manchester United LIVE: FA Cup result, final score and reaction as United narrowly avoid cup upset

Newport County 2-4 Manchester United: Erik ten Hag’s side avoid cup upset after second-half strikes from Antony and Rasmus Hojlund

Ben Fleming
Sunday 28 January 2024 19:42 GMT
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Manchester United saw off a spirited Newport County comeback to book their place in the FA Cup fifth round with a 4-2 win at Rodney Parade.

Erik ten Hag’s side flew out of the traps with goals from Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo after just 13 minutes but were pinned back late on in the first half after Bryn Morris’ superb long-range effort.

The League Two side then found an equaliser after the break after a tidy finish from the in-form Will Evans as the home side threatened a huge FA Cup upset on home soil. But Antony’s rebound before Hojlund’s injury-time strike ensured that United survived the scare and progressed to the fifth round.

Relive all the match action and post-match reaction below.


GOAL! Newport County 1-2 Manchester United (Morris, 36 mins)

What a strike from Morris!

A thunderous effort from the central midfielder, who chests the ball down before unleashing a superb half-volley on goal. The ball takes a slight deflection off Martinez and flies into the far corner, with Bayindir well-beaten.

The home side are back in it out of nowhere.

(Getty Images)
Ben Fleming28 January 2024 17:07

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

35 mins: Despite the two-goal deficit, the home fans have remained in fine voice. Lewis launches a long throw into the area but Bayindir clings on to Delaney’s looping header.

Ben Fleming28 January 2024 17:06

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

31 mins: Antony has been heavily involved in these first 30 minutes and gets another chance to fire on goal but his effort is tipped over by Townsend.

Ben Fleming28 January 2024 17:02

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

29 mins: CHANCE! Antony with a great chance to find United’s third but it’s a heroic block from Delaney to deny the Brazilian from the penalty spot.

Ben Fleming28 January 2024 17:01

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

25 mins: The first chance of note for the home side as Evans picks up the ball inside the area. His first shot cannons back off Martinez before Bayindir makes a save at the near post to deny his follow-up attempt.

Ben Fleming28 January 2024 16:56

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

23 mins: Casemiro brings down Palmer-Houlden and Newport have a rare attacking opportunity from a free-kick. Morris whips it in from a central position but United clear away the danger.

Ben Fleming28 January 2024 16:53

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

18 mins: OFF THE BAR! So nearly 3-0 for United as Garnacho smashes the crossbar from a tight angle. Fernandes was screaming for the ball inside the box for what would have been a simple tap-in.

Ben Fleming28 January 2024 16:50

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

17 mins: Garnacho does well to carve out space down the left but his low cross into the box doesn’t find a United shirt and Newport can clear.

Ben Fleming28 January 2024 16:48

GOAL! Newport County 0-2 Manchester United (Mainoo, 13 mins)

United double their lead and that’s Mainoo’s first goal for the club!

Ten Hag’s side have flown out the block and get their just desserts as Mainoo sweeps home Dalot’s cross with a wonderfully executed first-time effort.

His first goal for the club and an early two-goal lead for the Premier League side. Newport have a mountain to climb already.

Ben Fleming28 January 2024 16:44

Newport County 0-1 Manchester United

11 mins: Nearly two! The ball drops to Antony on the edge of the box but the Brazillian just scoops his effort over the bar. United have started fast in this contest.

Ben Fleming28 January 2024 16:42

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