FA Cup: Antony Savagely Trolled Online After Performing 2 Goal Celebrations vs Newport

FA Cup: Antony Savagely Trolled Online After Performing 2 Goal Celebrations vs Newport

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
  • Antony scored his first Manchester United goal in nine months
  • The Brazilian was on target as United beat Newport County 4-2
  • But fans trolled him for performing his two goal celebrations

Manchester United winger Antony was in superb form against Newport County in the FA Cup but did not do himself any favours with his goal celebration.

The Red Devils advanced to the fifth round after surviving a scare from the League Two side by securing a 4-2 win.

Antony scored his first goal in nine months against Newport County.
Antony was on target with Manchester United's third goal against Newport on Sunday, January 28. Photo: Getty.
Source: Getty Images

Ten Hag’s men deservedly took the lead in the seventh minute through Bruno Fernandes, and their advantage was doubled by youngster Kobbie Mainoo, who struck his first goal for the club.

Despite the visitors having a host of chances to put the game to bed, it was Newport who threatened to mount a comeback as Bryn Morris' long-range strike made it 2-1 before Will Evans sent the stadium into delirium with an equaliser.

Antony scores first goal in nine months

United, who were without the attacking power of Marcus Rashford due to ‘an internal matter’, retook the lead through Antony, who tapped the ball home after Luke Shaw’s curler hit the post.

This was the 23-year-old’s first goal of the season, and his relief was there for all to see as he went down on his knees in celebration.

But his moment of humility was short-lived, as the €95 million former Ajax man then made a gesture to silence his critics, as reported by Manchester Evening News.

This second celebration attracted hilarious banter from fans, who could not help but dig at the winger, who had just scored his first goal of the season.

Here are some reactions from fans:


"Antony is so shameful blud actually did two different celebrations against a 3rd division side even Lamine Yamal won’t do this."


"No way Antony did 2 celebrations for his first goal of the season"


"Antony did 2 celebrations for his first goal of the season"


"Antony bringing out the Morata Anfield celebration against NEWPORT"


"Antony did two celebrations....he knows the 2nd goal isn’t coming soon"

Rasmus Hojlund made it 4-2 late in the game to wrap up an important victory for the Red Devils, whose biggest chance at silverware this season is through the FA Cup.

What next for Manchester United?

Focus for Manchester United will now shift to the Premier League as Ten Hag’s men seek to close the gap on European places.

Their next assignment is against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineaux on Thursday, February 1.

Marcus Rashford warned he is wasting his talent

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported on Alan Shearer’s brutal take on Rashford after the forward missed the FA Cup clash against Newport County.

Rashford was reportedly partying on Saturday night, barely 24 hours before his team’s crucial FA Cup game.

According to Shearer, the Premier League’s all-time top goal scorer, someone needed to manage Rashford better.

Rene Otinga photo
Rene Otinga
Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.