It was a record setting night for Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, as he notched his 700th club goal in his career to help Manchester United earn a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday night.
The hosts grabbed the opener through Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi who slotted home after just five minutes, before summer signing Antony curled home the equalizer for the Red Devils off an assist from Anthony Martial – who was making his first PL start of the campaign.
The Frenchman’s night was cut short however, as he was subbed off by Erik ten Hag because of injury and was replaced by Cristiano Ronaldo.
It didn’t take long for the 37 year-old star to put his name on the record books, as he turned in Casemiro’s through ball to give the Red Devils the lead but most importantly, he scored his 700th club career goal to send the away fans into a frenzy.
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FULL-TIME AT GOODISON PARK: Everton 1-2 Manchester United
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT GOODISON PARK: Everton 1-2 Manchester United
HALF-TIME AT GOODISON PARK: Everton 1-2 Manchester United
44′ MIN: Man Utd are in front! Cristiano Ronaldo fires past Pickford, after being played through by Casemiro.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Everton 1-2 Manchester United (C. Ronaldo)
15′ MIN: Antony equalises for Man Utd with a lovely finish, chipping the ball over the ‘keeper into the back of the net!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Everton 1-1 Manchester United (Antony)
5′ MIN: What a strike! Alex Iwobi’s first goal of the season is a beauty! He picks his spot and curls it in from outside of the area.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Everton 1-0 Manchester United (A. Iwobi)
KICK-OFF AT GOODISON PARK: Everton 0-0 Manchester United
Sweden international Victor Lindelof is set to make his 200th club appearance for the Red Devils. Congratulations!!!
Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag has handed a first Premier League start of the season to Frenchman Anthony Martial, while Marcus Rashford and Antony will be in attack as well. Summer signing Casemiro has been handed a maiden starting berth for the Red Devils, while Luke Shaw replaces Tyrell Malacia at left-back.
The Toffee’s starting XI sees Conor Coady, Neal Maupay and the impressive Alex Iwobi in Frank Lampard’s line-up.