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Cristiano Ronaldo Bags a Brace in Second Man Utd Debut as Red Devils Thrash Newcastle United 4-1

Ali Shibil Roshan
Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace and Bruno Fernandes scored a stunner as Man Utd beat Newcastle United 4-1
Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace and Bruno Fernandes scored a stunner as Man Utd beat Newcastle United 4-1 / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
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Cristiano Ronaldo is inevitable!

The Portuguese phenomenon, back at Old Trafford for his second Manchester United debut, bagged a brace as the Red Devils thrashed Newcastle United 4-1 to go top of the Premier League table.

Ronaldo, arrived from Juventus in the summer, got Man Utd off the mark in the additional time of the first-half, tapping home a close-range rebound after Freddie Woodman spilled a Mason Greenwood shot at his feet.

Newcastle, though, restored parity 11 minutes into the second half, with Javier Manquillo capping off a counter-attack with a fine strike past David De Gea in Man Utd's goal.

Six minutes later, Ronaldo hit again, this time slamming a shot through the Newcastle goalkeeper's legs on 62 minutes. The Portuguese attacker had received the pass from Luke Shaw, and with a touch, the 36-year-old brought the ball into his stride before sending it into the back of the net as the Old Trafford crowd erupted in joy.

Bruno Fernandes gave Man Utd a two-goal lead in the 80th minute, producing an absolute stunner from outside the box and arguably the best goal of the match. Jesse Lingard, on as a substitute, sealed the Red Devils' victory with a goal in the second minute of the injury time as Ole Gunnar Solskajer's side inflicted a 4-1 defeat on Magpies. The win took Man Utd to top of the league table, with 10 points from four matches.


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