Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United came off the bench to set a record. The player replaced Anthony Martial in the 29th minute and scored his 700th club goal 15 minutes later. Ronaldo scored his 700th club goal as Manchester United came from behind at Goodison Park to end Everton’s two-game winning run.
Ronaldo Ignites New Challenge in United’s Win
It has been a frustrating season so far for the Portuguese skipper who has been reduced to the role of substitute after failing to get his hoped-for summer move away from Old Trafford.
But introduced as a first-half substitute after Anthony Martial suffered another injury just three games into his comeback from the last one, Ronaldo raced on to Casemiro’s through ball and beat Jordan Pickford with a low drive to to United in front.
It was the 37-year-old’s first goal on this ground since 2006 and also his first of the season. Super Eagles of Nigeria star Alex Iwobi capitalised on Casemiro’s early mistake to put the hosts in front just 7 minutes into the game.
Brazilian signing Antony became the first United player to score in his first three Premier League games when he levelled after being sent through by Martial. Ronaldo then used Casemiro’s through pass to give Manchester United the victory.
He is now the only player to have scored a total of 700 goals in club football across Europe. He will now be looking at new challenge of getting to higher goals as it is certain he will now be the front line man for United after Martial’s injury.