Manchester United's Dramatic FA Cup Victory Against Newport County

Manchester United’s Dramatic FA Cup Victory Against Newport County

Manchester United secured their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-2 victory over League Two side Newport County on Sunday.

Early Dominance

Erik ten Hag’s side took control early on. They found themselves two goals up within the opening 13 minutes at Rodney Parade. Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo found the net to give United an early advantage.

Newport Fight Back

However, Newport County fought back valiantly, leveling the score at 2-2 with goals from Bryn Morris and Will Evans.

United’s Response

Antony restored United’s lead in the 68th minute. Then, Rasmus Hojlund sealed the win with a goal in stoppage time.

Rashford Absent

Notably, Marcus Rashford was absent from the United lineup due to illness. His absence was marred by controversy surrounding his reported presence at a nightclub in Belfast.

Strong Lineup

Despite Rashford’s absence, ten Hag named a strong lineup. It included Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, and Casemiro. Altay Bayindir made his debut in goal.

Match Highlights

The match saw several chances for both sides. United dominated possession and created numerous opportunities.

With their victory secured, Manchester United will now await the outcome of the Bristol City versus Nottingham Forest match to determine their opponent in the next round.