Portuguese international striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored again and saved with substitute Jesse Lingard and Spanish international goalkeeper David de Gea their Manchester United team from the trap of its host West Ham United and contributed to their 2-1 victory on Sunday at the London Olympic Stadium in the fifth stage of the English Football League.
Manchester United found itself behind with a goal by Algerian international Said Benrahma with a powerful shot that hit the body of French international defender Raphael Varane and deceived De Gea (30), and Ronaldo equalized after five minutes, taking advantage of a pass from his compatriot Bruno Fernandes (35), scoring his fourth goal in the third match in the colors of his team The new old has been in various competitions since his return to his ranks this summer from Juventus.
Lingard, the replacement for French international midfielder Paul Pogba (73), managed to score the winning goal for Manchester United in the 89th minute when he received a ball inside the area from Serbian Nemanja Matic (88), a substitute for Brazilian Fred, and manipulated French defender Kurt Zouma and shot it in his right corner. The far side of Polish international goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski (89).
Lingard, who played last season with West Ham on loan, compensated for his fatal mistake that caused his team to lose to Swiss host Young Boys (1-2) in the middle of the week in the Champions League with a wrong pass that Frenchman Jordan Sepacho exploited to score the winning goal.
West Ham United got a penalty in the second minute of stoppage time after a handball on defender Luke Shaw after a cross pass to the Ukrainian international substitute Andriy Yarmolenko. Laha de Gea, who has always faced criticism from the club’s fans for his weakness in penalty kicks and penalty shootouts (90 + 4).
It is the third win in a row for Manchester United and the fourth this season, raising his score to 13 points, while West Ham suffered their first loss this season after two wins and two draws.
The two teams meet on Wednesday in the third round of the League Cup at Old Trafford in Manchester.
The Chelsea team knocked down its neighbor, Tottenham Hotspur (3-0) at home in the London derby, which brought them together on Sunday as well.
The “Brazilian defender Thiago Silva”, French midfielder N’Golo Kante, and German defender Antonio Rudiger signed the “Brazilian defender Thiago Silva” trilogy in the minutes (45, 57, and 90), respectively, of the time of the meeting, which was held at the “Tottenham Hotspur” stadium in The capital is London.
Thus, Chelsea achieved its second consecutive victory and fourth in the new season, compared to one draw, and advanced to the top with 13 points, surpassing the goal difference between Liverpool and Manchester United, who are second and third, respectively.
On the other hand, Tottenham suffered two consecutive defeats after three consecutive victories, and its score stopped at 9 points, and fell to seventh place in the league standings.
Source: AFP and agencies
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