Premier League: Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal
Ronaldo nets twice, surpasses 800 goals in Red Devils win

On Thursday, Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-2 in a thrilling Premier League encounter at Old Trafford, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 800th career goal in all competitions.

Iran PressEurope: Cristiano Ronaldo was an obvious contender for the prize after he scored twice to take his career total to 801 goals, converting a Marcus Rashford cross and then burying a penalty, awarded after VAR intervention.

Caretaker manager Michael Carrick was at the helm in what turned out to be his last match for the Old Trafford club as Manchester United came back from behind to beat Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal 3-2. 

Rangnick, like every else in the stadium, would have been bewildered at the nature of the opening goal, scored by Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe while United goalkeeper David De Gea was lying on the ground on the goal-line, clutching his foot.

Teammate Fred had trodden on de Gea at a corner, but play carried on as the ball found its way to Smith Rowe, who volleyed into an empty net from the edge of the area. Referee Martin Atkinson put his whistle toward his lips but chose not to blow it and, after a long wait. At the same time, De Gea received treatment, signaled a goal — to the chagrin of United’s players who immediately surrounded the official.

United responded through Bruno Fernandes’ goal on his 100th appearance for the team before Ronaldo scored either side of a strike by Martin Odegaard to guide United to a victory that lifted the team to seventh place, three points off the top four.


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