Christiano Ronaldo scored his 700th club goal after coming in early to replace Anthony Martial against Everton in Manchester United’s 9th Premier League game this season
Erik ten Hag has restricted the 5-time Ballon D’or winner to a bit-part role this season, but the Portugal star has not earned a reputation as one of the very best by giving up and walking away from a challenge.
But the 37 years old career legend silenced his critics once again, after drilling a low-footed shot beyond Pickford just before halftime to give Manchester United the ultimate win.
Antony, who found the target against Arsenal and Manchester City, showcased his finishing ability once again at Goodison as he made no mistake when sweeping the ball beyond Pickford to equalize for Manchester United.
Alex Iwobi who has been a part of Frank Lampard’s selection this season fired a beautiful 20-yard strike from Casemiro’s mistake to give the home side the lead early in the game.
Casemiro was handed his first Premier League start for Manchester United and missed a chance to atone for his mistake in the first half. Although he crossed a beautiful ball into the box to give Ronaldo his 700th club goal.
Jadon Sancho sat on the bench throughout the 90 minutes play. Christiano may have strengthened his first to be a striker in Ten Hag’s starting XI, along with Rashford.
Anthony Martial’s hip injury may give a boost to that dream, as the striker may not be able to play for Manchester United’s next match.
The Red Devils made it five victories from their last six Premier League games with a 2-1 win away at Everton after they were humiliated against Manchester City at home.