‘Never seen anything so extraordinary': Bizarre goal in Man Utd-Arsenal game as Ronaldo reaches new landmark
Added 12-03-21 03:37:02am EST - “Cristiano Ronaldo breached the 800-goal mark in his career as the Portugal star netted a double for Manchester United against Arsenal in a game which also saw an extraordinary VAR incident when the Gunners opened the scoring.” - Rt.com
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On an incident-packed night at Old Trafford, Ronaldo won the game for the hosts when he drove in a penalty in the 70th minute.
That was his second of the game, after the Portugal star had earlier given United a 2-1 the lead in the 52nd minute only to see it canceled out by Martin Odegaard two minutes later.
It was the Gunners who had opened the scoring through Emile Smith Rowe in the 13th minute before United struck back through Bruno Fernandes just before half time.
Ronaldo’s double took him to 801 goals in his remarkable career – which according to records makes him the first player to surpass the 800 mark in top-level football.
The tally includes five goals at boyhood club Sporting Lisbon, 130 across his two spells for United, a record 450 at Real Madrid, 101 for Juventus, and 115 for Portugal – which is a record in men’s international football.
Our minds are already set on the next game, there’s no time to celebrate! Today’s win was very important to get back on track, but there’s still a long road to go until we reach our destination… Congrats to all my teammates, great spirit tonight! ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/XUFsOOGlws— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 2, 2021
For those that need to see it. Here's Fred stomping on De Gea's foot before the ESR volley in the Manchester United vs Arsenal game: pic.twitter.com/DRYC1wIEcZ— Has the Referee or VAR made a poor decision? (@PoorEPLreferees) December 2, 2021
Arsenal score after De Gea goes down by himself after being stepped on by Fred ????One of the strangest goals we've ever seen. pic.twitter.com/2E0yulACxP— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 2, 2021
Thierry Henry on Smith Rowe scoring in an empty net: "The last time I saw that was when I was 11-years old & my goalkeeper had gone for a sandwich & left his goal. We all turned & we were 1-0 down." [@primevideosport] #afcpic.twitter.com/0lI5JPvAP5— afcstuff (@afcstuff) December 2, 2021
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