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English Premier League: Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle

Manchester United's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates with Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba (R) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Newcastle at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 11, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored twice on his return to Manchester United after 12 years, as the hosts cruised to a 4-1 victory against Newcastle. 

CR7 announced his arrival in style with a tap-in from close range after Mason Greenwood’s shot was spilled by the visiting keeper in first-half added time. 

Newcastle almost spoiled the party in the 56th minute when Javier Manquillo levelled the match with a first-time effort. 

But less than 10 minutes later, Ronaldo received a through-ball near the box and rifled in a low shot through the keeper’s legs to restore Man United's advantage. 

Then in the 80th minute, Bruno Fernandes curled a shot into the top corner from the edge of the area, before substitute Jesse Lingard completed a marvelous teamwork with a neat finish in stoppage time to send Manchester United to the top of the Premier League table. 


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