On Sunday at Goodison Park, Manchester United defeated Everton 2-1 thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s first Premier League goal of the year, who returned to the scoresheet.
After Antony had tied the game following Alex Iwobi’s early strike, Ronaldo, 37, scored his 700th club goal to give United the lead.
Bruno Fernandes told BT Sport that it was difficult to continue to count Ronaldo’s goals since it seemed like a new record was being set every week.
“He has worked really hard to achieve this objective, therefore I am quite thrilled for him. The fact that his team won today is what matters most to him, along with the goal he scored.”
Everton got out to a fast start, and Iwobi’s outside-the-box strike past David de Gea gave them the lead after only five minutes.
However, United quickly evened the score just 10 minutes later when Anthony Martial found Antony in the back. After joining United from Ajax, the Brazilian switched to his preferred left foot and shot past Jordan Pickford for his third goal in as many games.
Just before the half-hour mark, the playmaker Martial had to leave the field due to an injury and was replaced by Ronaldo.
A minute before the first half ended, Ronaldo, a substitute, scored his 700th club goal to give United the lead.
– Ronaldo exhibits his abilities in a crucial United victory.
The Portuguese attacker sprinted down the left flank and beat Pickford with a low, left-footed shot to demonstrate his goal-scoring prowess.
In the second half, both teams exchanged pressure, but none produced the game-winning quality moment until Marcus Rashford appeared to give United the win nine minutes from time.
Rashford outran Iwobi and James Tarkowski before slipping the ball past Pickford and shooting into an empty net, but the attempt was disallowed after a VAR review for what was determined to be a handball.
We had been progressing, so it was unfortunate, Everton manager Frank Lampard said to BT Sport.
“United had effective ball movement and strong possession. There are many things I can consider from the game, but in the cold light of day, it was two of our errors that resulted in goals.”
With their victory, United rose to fifth in the Premier League standings.
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