Ronaldo Grabs Brace Against Newcastle to Send Man United Top of Premier League

Ronaldo Grabs Brace Against Newcastle to Send Man United Top of Premier League

  • Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of Saturday afternoon as Manchester United defeated Newcastle United 4-1
  • The Portuguese striker who returned to the Old Trafford club lived up to expectation as he grabbed two goals
  • Manchester United now go top of the Premier League standings as the Red Devils now look to battle for the league

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The English Premier League witnessed a sensational return of Cristiano Ronaldo as the striker grabbed a brace for Manchester United in their 4-1 win over Newcastle United, Sports NDTV reports.

The Magpies put up a formidable performance, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side needed Ronaldo's prowess and experience to win at Old Trafford.

In the early stages, both teams battled it out in the middle of the park but as it proceeded, United started to gain some possession.

5-Star Cristiano Ronaldo Grabs Brace Against Newcastle to Send Manchester United Top of Premier League
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Manchester United's 4-1 win over Newcastle United. Photo: Laurence Griffiths
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Newcastle later grew into the game gaining their best spell of possession in the latter stages of first half as it drew to a close.

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Ronaldo, however, broke the deadlock in first half stoppage-time after Mason Greenwood tried to cut in from the right and unleashed a shot.

It gotsaved, but Ronaldo was there to pounce on the rebound and send it to the back of the net. Poor goalkeeping from Woodman, he spilled it. Manchester United 1-0 Newcastle United as both teams went into a break.

And 10 minutes into the second half, the visitors drew level following a sensational counter atack.

Saint-Maximin received the ball near the edge of the United box, and he laid it off for Manquillo, who was darting into the box from the right flank. He unleashed a powerful shot, which goes into the bottom left corner. 1-1.

In the 61st minute, it was Ronaldo again who restored the lead for the Red Devils following an exchange of passes in the United half.

Luke Shaw drove forward with the ball. His through ball found Ronaldo, who finished it with ease and scored past Woodman with his left foot. 2-1.

The encounter was put beyond Steve Bruce' men in the 79th minute when Bruno Fernandes fired home from outside the area.

Greenwood latched onto the ball and held off a defender. He couldn't find space to shoot and laid it to Pogba. He passed it to Bruno, who was on the edge of the box. The Portuguese fired in a screamer, which Wood doesn't have any chance to save.

And in stoppage time, a well-worked team goal was converted by Jesse Lingard as the English man scored a curler.

It ended; Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle United.

Crystal Palace halt Tottenham's 100 percent record

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Patrick Viera earned his first win as Crystal Palace manager as the Eagles stunned 10-man Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday, September 11.

Frenchman Odsonne Edouard, a deadline day signing from Celtic, scored twice on his debut to confirm the victory after Wilfried Zaha initially have Palace the lead from the penalty spot.

Spurs endured a difficult game and struggled to get a hold of the contest for large parts, with the problems compounded after defender Japhet Tanganga was sent off for two bookable offences in the space of five minutes.


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