Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th club goal as Manchester United came from behind at Goodison Park to end Everton’s two-game winning run.
Ronaldo has had a miserable season thus far after being relegated to a substitute role after failing to get his desired summer transfer away from Old Trafford.
Anthony Martial has injured again just three games into his comeback from the previous one. Thus, Ronaldo was sent on as a first-half substitute. Ronaldo raced on to Casemiro’s through ball and beat Jordan Pickford with a low shot to the England goalkeeper’s near post.
The 37-year-old scored his first on this field since 2005, enough for United to maintain its lead against Everton. After Alex Iwobi took advantage of Casemiro’s early error to give the hosts the lead.
When Antony equalised after being set up by Martial, he became the first United player to score in his first three Premier League outings.
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Had Marcus Rashford’s goal not been overturned for handball eight minutes from time, the victory would have been more easily secured for the hosts. Instead, it required a spectacular save from David de Gea to keep the score in favour of the visitors.
Ronaldo scores his 700th Club Goal
In the victory over Everton for Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo reached another milestone in his brilliant career by scoring his 700th club goal.
The 37-year-old Portuguese forward now has 144 goals for United across his two stints at the club.
He scored five goals for Sporting Lisbon, 101 for Juventus, and 450 for Real Madrid.
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Erik Ten Hag is happy with Man United’s comeback win
In their 2-1 victory over Everton, Erik ten Hag was happy with his team’s ability to recover.
The Dutch coach said: “The guys responded well. Dealing with setbacks was one of our goals.”
When questioned about Anthony Martial’s injury, he alluded to anything having to do with the back.
“It wasn’t a repeat of an earlier injury but something new. He had a back issue. But he was important, an assist for Antony. So happy with that.”
In the final 10 minutes, Everton increased the pressure by kicking long balls into United’s penalty area. Ten Hag chose Raphael Varane to assist with aerial combat.
The decision proved to be brilliant since Varane made four important clearances.
“Rapha’s organisation and leadership skills are crucial in four challenging scenarios, as you can see.”