Antony tasted the goal for the first time since April, but it was a disappointing evaluation.
Manchester United met Newport County in the fourth round of the 2023/24 England FA Cup at Rodney Parade in Newport, England on the 29th (Korea time) and won 4-2.
Manchester United’s victory was expected ahead of the game. New Forti County is a team in the fourth division of England. No matter how bad Manchester United’s recent trend is, the objective power difference is so big.
Antony’s scoreless goal was over on the day. Recently, Antony was suffering from a severe slump. Players who went through Manchester United also poured criticism against him. It was evaluated that his performance was weak compared to the transfer fee.
Antony displayed his commitment to the point from the beginning of the game. At the 3rd minute of the first half, he hit from the right side and shot slightly missed the goal. At the 6th minute of the first half, he assisted Bruno Fernandes’ first goal after a good move.
There was also a scene where he missed a chance to score a goal. Diogo Dalot’s shot at the 10th minute of the first half went over the net. He attempted to shoot in front of the goal at the 29th minute of the first half, but was blocked by the opponent team’s defense with heavy artillery.
Antony kept knocking on the goal, but it didn’t open. In the 30th minute of the first half, he blew the chance with an ambiguous touch near the opponent’s penalty box. He attempted an overhead kick in the penalty box in the 1st minute of the second half, but he split the air wide.
There was a positive scene. At the 9th minute of the second half, he beat the opponent team’s defender and saved the ball that went out of the line with a sliding motion, before inducing Bruno to shoot.
In the end, he scored. Luke Shaw’s shot hit the post in the 23rd minute of the second half, which Antony rushed in and scored.
Manchester United made it to the round of 16 with a 4-2 victory, with scores from Kobe Mainu and Rasmus Hoyleun.
The Manchester Evening News reported, “He put in some effort during shooting practice and continued in the game. Fortunately, he was able to continue as much as he had done and scored his first goal since April,” giving him five points in grading. 마카오토토도메인
Soccer media “90min” gave him seven points in rating, saying, “He recorded his first goal of the season and assist. Overall, he played frustratingly, but he made the best use of the ball.”