Newport vs Manchester United LIVE: FA Cup latest score and updates as Antony rebound puts visitors back ahead

Newport County will look to produce yet another FA Cup shock this weekend as they welcome Manchester United to Rodney Parade.

The Welsh club came through a replay with Eastleigh to progress to this stage, while Erik ten Hag’s side saw off Wigan Athletic in their third-round contest. The League Two team do have a strange habit of giving Premier League clubs a fright, drawing with Tottenham in 2018 and threatening something similar against Manchester City a year later. With Maidstone United producing the shock of the weekend to beat Ipswich on Saturday, can Newport follow suit and produce another famous cup moment?

Follow below for all the latest match updates, and watch the game on BBC One. Get the latest FA Cup odds and tips here.

Table of Contents


  • Newport County host Manchester United in FA Cup fourth-round tie, live on BBC One

  • ‘68 GOAL! Antony slots home rebound to put United back in front (NPT 2-3 MNU)

  • ‘47 GOAL! Evans strikes shortly after half-time to draw hosts level (NPT 2-2 MNU)

  • ‘36 GOAL! Superb Morris effort gives Newport hope (NPT 1-2 MNU)

  • ‘18 BAR! Garnacho rattles crossbar as United dominate (NPT 0-2 MNU)

  • ‘13 GOAL! Mainoo doubles lead with first United goal (NPT 0-2 MNU)

  • ‘7 GOAL! Fernandes gives United early lead with crisp strike (NPT 0-1 MNU)

Newport County AFC 2 – 3 Manchester United FC

Newport County 2-3 Manchester United

18:10 , Ben Fleming

81 mins: Garnacho has space down the left but can’t find a United player in the box as they search for a fourth goal and some much-needed breathing space.

United make a double change moments later as Casemiro and Shaw are replaced by McTominay and Kambwala.

Newport County 2-3 Manchester United

18:08 , Ben Fleming

78 mins: A triple change for Newport as they go in search of an equaliser. Waite, Rai and Baker are introduced, with Charsley, Wildig and Bennett making way.

Newport County 2-3 Manchester United

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77 mins: A great run from Shaw down the left but his low cross into the box goes just behind Hojlund who made a good move to the near post.

Newport County 2-3 Manchester United

18:03 , Ben Fleming

73 mins: Delaney has had a superb game in defence for Newport and makes yet another vital block, this time to deny Fernandes as he pulls the trigger from just inside the box.

Newport County 2-3 Manchester United

18:01 , Ben Fleming

72 mins: And now the first card of the game as Casemiro is given a warning after a late challenge on Charsley.

Newport County 2-3 Manchester United

18:00 , Ben Fleming

70 mins: A change for Newport following that goal as Payne comes on for Lewis.

GOAL! Newport County 2-3 Manchester United (Antony, 68 mins)

17:57 , Ben Fleming

Well, Newport will need to go for it now as United are back in front through Antony.

It’s Shaw initially with a superb curling effort from the left side of the area. His strike cannons off the post, landing straight at the feet of the Brazillian who calmly slots home the rebound.

Newport County 2-2 Manchester United

17:56 , Ben Fleming

67 mins: Make no mistake, Newport are going for the win here.

Charsley receives the ball in space on the edge of the box but his effort drifts wide United’s right post.

Newport County 2-2 Manchester United

17:53 , Ben Fleming

64 mins: McLoughlin has a tough task up against Garnacho but the full-back does superbly to keep with the pacey Argentine whose eventual cross flies out for a goal-kick.

There’s concern now, though, for the keeper Townsend who is down and receiving treatment.

Newport County 2-2 Manchester United

17:50 , Ben Fleming

61 mins: CLOSE! Martinez makes a great dart to the near post but his flick on from Shaw’s cross deflects off Hojlund and out for a goal-kick.

Newport County 2-2 Manchester United

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57 mins: The Newport long throw-ins are causing real problems for Newport as Bayindir makes another stop to deny Delaney’s header.

Newport County 2-2 Manchester United

17:43 , Ben Fleming

54 mins: Antony does superbly to keep the ball in play but Fernandes’ eventual effort is straight down the throat of Townsend who makes a comfortable save.

Newport County 2-2 Manchester United

17:42 , Ben Fleming

53 mins: United had so many chances in that first half and yet now sit level with the League Two side as the clock ticks past 50 minutes. Fernandes makes a good run but can’t quite connect with Shaw’s cross, allowing Delaney to clear it out for a corner.

GOAL! Newport County 2-2 Manchester United (Evans, 47 mins)

17:36 , Ben Fleming

The home side are level! The League Two side have drawn level as Evans continues his prolific season.

Lewis swings a ball in from the left and the striker makes a dart to the near post before flicking home the ball into the far post via a deflection off Varane.

What a turnaround and what a half of action we have in store now!

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Newport County 1-2 Manchester United

17:35 , Ben Fleming

46 mins: Garnacho stands a ball up in the box but Antony’s eventual overhead kick flies harmlessly wide off the target.

KICK-OFF! Newport County 1-2 Manchester United

17:34 , Ben Fleming

United get us back underway after the break. Have we got any cup drama in store after the break?

HALF-TIME: Newport County 1-2 Manchester United

17:25 , Ben Fleming

Let’s take a look at the three goals from the first half. Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring for United…

Before Mainoo doubled their lead shortly after…

But the home side got back in the game out of nowhere after Morris’ superb effort…

HALF-TIME: Newport County 1-2 Manchester United

17:22 , Ben Fleming

Game on at the break.

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HALF-TIME: Newport County 1-2 Manchester United

17:19 , Ben Fleming

The half-time whistle goes and, despite that onslaught from United in the first 30 minutes, Newport trail by just one goal after Morris’ thunderous effort.

Fernandes and Mainoo got United off to a perfect start but Ten Hag’s side spurned a number of good efforts and now have plenty of work to do after the break to ensure they avoid any unnecessary drama.

Newport County 1-2 Manchester United

17:19 , Ben Fleming

45+2 mins: SAVE! A vital save on the brink of half-time by Townsend as he gets down low to his right to palm away Fernandes’ effort from the edge of the box.

Newport County 1-2 Manchester United

17:16 , Ben Fleming

45 mins: United counter down the left but Fernandes overhits a cross looking for Antony at the far post.

Newport County 1-2 Manchester United

17:13 , Ben Fleming

42 mins: All of a sudden there is a renewed confidence on the faces of the Newport players. A free-kick is taken short by McLoughlin but Morris sees his effort blocked as he eyes up another long-range strike.

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

17:07 , Ben Fleming

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.

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Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

17:06 , Ben Fleming

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.

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

17:02 , Ben Fleming

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.

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

17:01 , Ben Fleming

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.

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

16:56 , Ben Fleming

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.

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

16:53 , Ben Fleming

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.

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

16:50 , Ben Fleming

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.

Newport County 0-2 Manchester United

16:48 , Ben Fleming

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.

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

16:44 , Ben Fleming

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.

Newport County 0-1 Manchester United

16:42 , Ben Fleming

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.

GOAL! Newport County 0-1 Manchester United (Fernandes, 7 mins)

16:37 , Ben Fleming

United with the early breakthrough!

Just the start the away side would have been after. A nice one-two between Antony and Fernandes down the left sees the ball drop back to the Portuguese international on the edge of the box and he makes no mistake, smashing home to give his side the lead.

Newport County 0-0 Manchester United

16:34 , Ben Fleming

3 mins: Antony is given far too much space as he cuts in from the right but the Brazillian’s effort goes just wide of the far post.

KICK-OFF! Newport County 0-0 Manchester United

16:31 , Ben Fleming

And we are underway here in Wales as Newport get the first half started.

Closing in on kick-off

16:24 , Ben Fleming

We’ve got just over five minutes to go until kick-off at Rodney Parade and the atmosphere is building nicely. Has this FA Cup fourth round got one more shock left in it?

Newport eyeing up a shock

16:20 , Ben Fleming

It wouldn’t quite best Maidstone’s achievement yesterday but a win today would see Newport through to the fifth round for just the third time in the club’s history. The Welsh club have progressed from just two of their previous eight FA Cup fourth-round ties, doing so in their first (vs Huddersfield in 1948-49) and most recent such fixtures (vs Middlesbrough in 2018-19).

16:19 , Ben Fleming

Reports have been swirling in the last few days regarding Marcus Rashford who is not in today’s matchday squad. The United boss was fairly tight-lipped when asked about it pre-match: “It’s an internal matter”. “I will deal with it”, he said.

History in the making

16:16 , Ben Fleming

This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Newport County and Manchester United. The Exiles have won just one of their last 23 meetings with top-flight opponents in all competitions (D7 L15), beating Leicester City 2-1 in the FA Cup in 2018-19.

Man Utd in ‘no position to underestimate any team’ heading into Newport cup tie

16:13 , Ben Fleming

Erik ten Hag says Manchester United are not in a position to underestimate any opponent as his stumbling side look to keep their hopes of silverware alive in Sunday’s FA Cup clash at Newport.

This has been a challenging second season in the hotseat for the Dutchman, whose side languish eighth in the Premier League and were eliminated from European competition before Christmas.

United’s Carabao Cup defence is also long since over, meaning the FA Cup takes on extra significance as their only potential route to a trophy in a disappointing campaign.

Man Utd in ‘no position to underestimate any team’ heading into Newport cup tie

Man City break the Spurs curse late on

16:08 , Ben Fleming

Finally, the curse was lifted. Manchester City are a magnificent team, the rightful champions of Europe and the world, but on this rectangular patch of ground in north London they have been a mixture of unfortunate, underwhelming and comically inept. Before tonight they had played five games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and lost them all, never even scoring a goal despite accumulating an xG of about 375. For 88 minutes here history rhymed, until Nathan Ake’s bundled late winner, a game won in the most un-Cityish of ways.

Pep Guardiola had been getting increasingly irate, so much so that he was booked for sarcastically applauding referee Paul Tierney during the second half of this FA Cup tie. He would have recognised some similar traits of games that had gone before here, in which City created chance after chance but could not alter the scoreboard. An early goal was chalked off by the barest of margins; Julian Alvarez, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Jeremy Doku all missed prime chances.

But where Guardiola had come against stubborn defensive units in the past, deliberately designed to annoy him by Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte, this Ange Postecoglou team was never going to play that way. Tottenham tried to play their way, but they never managed to gain control and ultimately their open gameplan failed, albeit at the very last, at a corner, when so much hard work had been done. City won 1-0 and the defending champions will be in the hat for the fifth round.

Lawrence Ostlere from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium:

Manchester City finally lift the curse to knock Tottenham out the FA Cup

Chelsea and Aston Villa set for FA Cup replay

16:03 , Ben Fleming

Two Premier League teams who will face a replay to be in the fifth round are Chelsea and Aston Villa – here’s chief football writer Miguel Delaney and his assessment from the Stamford Bridge stalemate.

Chelsea and Aston Villa set for FA Cup replay after goalless stalemate

Everton out as Luton progress in FA Cup

15:59 , Ben Fleming

Even an injury-time winner was not the most dramatic event in Merseyside football in the last couple of days but there is a shared sense of gloom. While Liverpool mourn Jurgen Klopp’s planned departure, Everton’s disappointment stems from different reasons. As they were ejected from the FA Cup, Luton Town’s supporters chorused about going to Wembley; after last season’s play-off final, they have fond memories of the national stadium.

Yet if Everton claimed they merited a free kick when the Hatters took the lead and could point out that Cauley Woodrow’s decider came 14 seconds into the 96th minute – only five had been signalled – neither grievance had much weight. Luton had more cohesion and chances, more dynamism and drive. Perhaps they had more in reserve, too, with two substitutes, Luke Berry and Woodrow, playing pivotal parts in the decider.

If Sean Dyche’s sides tend to be set-piece specialists, they were beaten at their own game. Both Luton goals came from corners, just as they had prospered from dead-ball situations when achieving their maiden Premier League win at Goodison in September.

Sean Dyche shows his old weakness as Everton beaten at their own game

Newport County vs Manchester United

15:55 , Ben Fleming

The visitors are here:

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Maidstone United pull off stunning Cup win at Ipswich

15:52 , Ben Fleming

Before we get underway in Wales, let’s have a look back at some of the FA Cup stories of thw weekend so far. And where else to start but Portman Road, where Maidstone United pulled off one of the greatest FA Cup upsets of recent times as goals from Lamar Reynolds and Sam Corne sealed a 2-1 win over Championship promotion chasers Ipswich Town.

Maidstone pull off historic FA Cup shock and Brighton win thriller

FA Cup fifth-round draw

15:45 , Ben Fleming

In the half-time break between Liverpool vs Norwich, the FA Cup fifth round draw has taken place.

The winner of this tie will face an away fixture against the winner of Bristol City vs Nottingham Forest which is set for a replay after the game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Here’s the draw in full:

Blackburn/Wrexham v Newcastle

Chelsea/Aston Villa v Leeds/Plymouth

Bournemouth v Leicester

Liverpool/Norwich City v Watford/Southampton

Bristol City/Nottingham Forest v Newport County/Manchester United

Wolverhampton v Brighton & Hove Albion

Sheffield Wednesday/Coventry v Maidstone United

Luton Town v Manchester City

Graham Coughlan warns Man Utd to expect a hostile atmosphere at Newport

15:45 , Ben Fleming

Newport manager Graham Coughlan admits Erik ten Hag is in the FA Cup firing line and warned Manchester United to expect a “unique and hostile” atmosphere at Rodney Parade.

United meet League Two County for the first time in their history in Sunday’s fourth-round tie, with 74 places between them in the football pyramid and millions of pounds on their respective balance sheets.

Yet Rodney Parade’s tight confines and a crowd of just under 10,000 will welcome United with Ten Hag, during a dismal season at Old Trafford, under pressure to progress in the only competition the Red Devils have a chance left of winning.

Graham Coughlan warns Man Utd to expect a hostile atmosphere at Newport

Team news

15:38 , Ben Fleming

It’s virtually as expected for Newport but it’s a surprisingly strong team named by United. There are returns to the starting XI for Casemiro and Martinez who have spent long spells out on the sidelines, with Fernandes, Garnacho, Antony and Hojlund leading an attacking forward line for Erik ten Hag.

The team news are in!

15:31 , Ben Fleming

Team news coming shortly

15:28 , Ben Fleming

We should have team news landing any minute now – will there be any surprises?

Manchester United appoint Man City’s Omar Berrada as new CEO

15:25 , Ben Fleming

Earlier in the week, Manchester United pulled off a coup in the first major appointment of the Sir Jim Ratcliffe era, as Omar Berrada of Manchester City has been appointed chief executive.

The recommendation came from Ineos, and was backed by the board, who have been looking to fill the role since Richard Arnold left last year.

Although there had been expectation that Jean-Claude Blanc would step in as CEO, his preference is to stay with the wider sporting group owned by Ratcliffe. That led United to Berrada, and it is understood he had been earmarked for months.

Manchester United appoint Man City’s Omar Berrada as new CEO

Erik ten Hag reveals Manchester United transfer plans after encountering FFP problems

15:15 , Ben Fleming

Erik ten Hag says financial fair play restrictions will prevent Manchester United from acting in the January transfer window to fill the “gap” in attack left by Anthony Martial’s extended absence.

This has been a quiet month across the board and the Red Devils have focused on streamlining the squad rather than bolstering it.

Jadon Sancho, Donny van de Beek and Hannibal Mejbri are among those to have left on loan, with United always expected to do little to nothing in terms of signings.

And not even the fact that Martial has been ruled out until April after undergoing surgery on a groin injury is likely to change things due to Premier League profit and sustainability rules.

“I looked but there is no space,” United boss Ten Hag said. “No space on FFP to do something about this lack of quantity in the striker position.

Ten Hag reveals Man Utd transfer plans after encountering FFP problems

Newport vs Man United – predicted XIs

15:05 , Ben Fleming

We’ve got just under half an hour until the team news is with us but here is how we think both teams will line up:

Newport predicted XI: Townsend; McLoughlin, Delaney, Clarke, Bennett, Lewis; Morris, Charsley, Wildig; Palmer-Houlden, Evans.

Manchester United predicted XI: Bayindir; Wan-Bissaka, Evans, Maguire, Dalot; Mainoo, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund

Early team news – Manchester United

15:00 , Ben Fleming

Manchester United, meanwhile, will be without Anthony Martial, who has undergone groin surgery and faces a spell on the sidelines. Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire could make their comeback from injury, though, while Altay Bayindir is set for a competitive debut in goal.

Early team news – Newport County

14:55 , Ben Fleming

Josh Seberry and Declan Drysdale are expected to remain absent for Newport, who will likely utilise a back five to try and stymie their visitors

Newport County vs Manchester United – all the key info

14:50 , Ben Fleming

When is Newport vs Manchester United?

Newport vs Manchester United is due to kick off at 4.30pm GMT on Sunday 28 January at Rodney Parade.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on BBC One, with coverage on the channel from 4pm GMT. It will be available to watch online via the BBC iPlayer or BBC Sport website.

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Good afternoon!

12:17 , Ben Fleming

Hello and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the FA Cup fourth-round clash between Newport County and Manchester United live from Rodney Parade. In the aftermath of Maidstone’s superb upset over Ipswich yesterday, it’s now the turn of the League Two side who will eye up a famous win against Erik ten Hag’s side.

The Welsh club do have a strange habit of giving Premier League clubs a fright, drawing with Tottenham in 2018 and threatening something similar against Manchester City a year later.

Will today be there day? Stay with us here for all the build-up, team news and match updates.

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