Antony’s goal against Everton sets a record for Manchester United, and Cristiano Ronaldo responds. Antony, a winger for Manchester United, scored against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday night. His goal set a club record.
On Merseyside, the Brazilian winger tied the game with a brilliant, swept finish after Alex Iwobi had given the home team the lead with an equally impressive goal early in the game. Antony’s goal was his third since he moved from Eredivisie giants Ajax for more than £70 million in the summer. Only Marcus Rashford, who came up through the youth system, has scored more goals for the team this season.
The goal kept him in good form since he moved to Old Trafford, and it also broke a record that had stood for a long time.
Antony was the first player in United history to score in their first three Premier League games. In his first game with Manchester United, he scored a goal in a win against Arsenal. He also scored in the recent 6-3 loss to fierce rivals Manchester City.
It is a record he will likely try to break next weekend when Erik ten Hag’s team plays in the league again against a hot Newcastle United team.
Bruno Fernandes, the captain of United, was very impressed with how well his new teammate has adjusted to life in England. After the game was over at Goodison Park, the Portuguese player told BT Sport: “Antonio is a great player. We knew what he was good at, which is why the club paid that much for him.”
Antony had a memorable night, but so did his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a memorable goal of his own for the Red Devils. After Anthony Martial got hurt and had to be taken off the field, the Portuguese player scored just before halftime to give the Red Devils the lead.
His goal was the 700th of his club career. During his time with United, Real Madrid, Juventus, and his first club, Sporting Clube de Portugal, he became known as one of the best goal-scorers in football history.
Ronaldo didn’t seem likely to reach that number with United, at least not this season, after he asked to leave Old Trafford. In the end, he was not able to leave United, and he is now set to stay until at least January. His contract to return to Old Trafford has just under a year left on it.
For now, though, he and Antony helped the Red Devils win their games. Marcus Rashford thought he had scored the game-winning goal in the last ten minutes at Goodison Park, but VAR ruled that he had used his hand in the lead-up, so the goal was taken away.
Still, United’s win over Everton moved them up to fifth place in the Premier League standings before next week’s game against Newcastle.