Cristiano Ronaldo ends drought to spark Manchester United win over Brighton

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After 588 minutes of football and 47 days, the great drought is over. Cristiano Ronaldo, the scorer of more goals than anyone in the history of football, scored a goal, his first of 2022 and his first as a 37‑year‑old. In the process a serial Champions League winner put Manchester United in the position to return to the European elite.

Ronaldo had not gone seven games without a goal since 2008-09 and Brighton have never won at Old Trafford. The first half suggested history could be made but Albion ended up ruing a disastrous three-minute spell when Ronaldo struck and Lewis Dunk was sent off. And on a night when the other Manchester team vanquished Portuguese opponents, two Sporting alumni sent United up to fourth after Bruno Fernandes joined his compatriot on the scoresheet.

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Written by Richard Jolly at Old Trafford
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/feb/15/manchester-united-brighton-match-report-premier-league under the title “Cristiano Ronaldo ends drought to spark Manchester United win over Brighton”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.