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Premier League: Ronaldo nets 700th Club goal as United return to winning ways

Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday evening scored the 700th club goal of his illustrious career dueing Manchester United's 2-1 win against Everton at the Goodison Park.


The 37-year-old becomes the first player ever in footballing history to plunder in that many career goals.


Coming into the contest on the back of successive wins in the Premier League, Everton started in electric fashion, and took an early lead after just five minutes.


André Onana did brilliantly well to dispossess Casemiro in midfield, allowing Demarai Gray to advance towards the box and feed Alex Iwobi, who curled a superb effort into the far corner.


Undeterred by the setback, the visitors responded with an immediate equaliser, as Anthony Martial's accurate through ball was clinically dispatched by Antony for his third PL goal in as many games.


Despite their slow start, United looked by far the more threatening side during an entertaining opening half-hour, with Pickord called into action to deny both Christian Eriksen and Martial.


With nine minutes left on the clock, United thought they'd wrapped up the three points when Marcus Rashford battled past James Tarkowski and Pickford to slot home.


However, the goal was harshly chalked off for handball, giving the hosts a vital reprieve going into the final five minutes.


Everton looked to make the most of this escape as they pressurised the United goal, but Onana glanced their best opportunity wide of the target, as the visitors held on for a hard-earned victory.






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