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Cristiano always comes back

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his worst drought in 13 years | EFE

Cristiano Ronaldowith a great goal, broke his streak of six games without scoring and gave victory to Man Utd against him Brighton & Hove Albion (2-0).

the portuguese ended his worst scoring streak in thirteen years in another bad game for United, but in which Brighton’s mistakes at the back meant that the three points stayed at Old Trafford.

One more time, David De Gea made all this possible, with several life-saving interventions in a discreet first part of both teams and in which the clearest was Jadon Sancho in front of Robert Sanchez. The Englishman, after a backheel from Cristiano, found himself saved by the Spanish goalkeeper.

In the second half came the carousel of errors by Graham Potter’s team that cost them the match. Yves Bissoumone of those sought after by the Premier media, fell asleep on his laurels, Scott McTominay he stole the ball and quickly gave it to Cristiano. The Portuguese, in two touches, planted himself on the front, left one and nailed it next to the post.

Great goal for Cristiano, who threw himself on his knees and celebrated his fifteenth goal this season, the ninth in the Premier, very far from Mohamed Salah’s 16 in the race for the Golden Boot.

The match was made even more difficult for United when Lewis Dunk got lost in the ball exit and brought down Anthony Elanga, who had stolen his wallet. The referee, at first, only gave him a yellow card, but the VAR checked that he was the last defender and sent him to the street.

Ralf Rangnick’s men played 35 minutes with one more and enjoyed opportunities to close the match, but Sánchez was immense. He took a header from Cristiano and a one-on-one with Bruno Fernandes. And he could only see how Cristiano lost the opportunity to achieve a double when a header a meter from the goal went just touching the post.

From so much forgiving, they were able to get into trouble and Brighton, with a shot from Jakub Moder, he crashed a ball into the crossbar ten minutes from time. Not even with one more did United have a calm ending, which ended up asking for the time, and that in the last breath, with time served, found a against which Bruno Fernandes finished leaving Sánchez on the ground.

The victory puts United in the Champions League positions and remains fourth, with 43 points, two more than West Ham United, which is fifth.

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