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Cristiano Ronaldo reaches another landmark to fire Man United to a victory at Everton

Cristiano Ronaldo reaches another landmark to fire Man United to a victory at Everton

Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench to help  Manchester United beat Everton 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday (Oct 9), bringing his career goal tally to 700.

Similarly to last weekend’s derby thrashing at the hands of local rivals Manchester City, United fell behind early at Goodison Park after Alex Iwobi curled a sublime strike into the net from 20 metres.

The visitors, on the other hand, responded much better this time and quickly leveled things up as big-money signing Antony slotted home, becoming the first United player to score in his first three Premier League appearances.

After Anthony Martial suffered a back injury, substitute Ronaldo entered the fray unexpectedly early and took only 14 minutes to score his first Premier League goal of the season, his 144th for United across two spells.

United striker Marcus Rashford thought he had doubled the visitors’ lead late on, but his effort was ruled out after a VAR review for handball against England forward.

Everton never looked like finding a late equalizer as United held on to move up to fifth on 15 points, nine behind leaders Arsenal. Everton’s first league defeat in seven matches drops them to 12th place with 10 points.

“It is tough still counting goals for Ronaldo because every week seems like a new record,” fellow Portugal international Bruno Fernandes told BT Sport.

“I am really happy because he has been working hard to get this goal. Today he got the goal and the win and that is the most important for him, that the team won.”

Ronaldo Becomes first Player in History to Score 700 Club Goals

If you are on Team Cristiano in the Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi debate, you now have more ammunition to use in your argument.

Ronaldo came off the bench in the 29th minute to replace the injured Anthony Martial and score the game-winning goal for Manchester United, who defeated Everton 2-1. His goal was monumental because it was his 700th in club competition.

Yes, when you add them all up, Sporting CP, United, Real Madrid, and Juventus have seven century clubs.

Messi comes in second, but he’s nine goals behind. 

United’s road win moves them to fifth place in the table, one point behind the top four.

Cristiano Ronaldo reaches another landmark to fire Man United to a victory at Everton

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