Ronaldo’s 100th Premier League goal not enough to stop Arsenal


Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th Premier League goal but it was not enough to stop Arsenal moving into fourth thanks to a 3-1 victory over Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.

Ronaldo, who was starting for the first time since the announcement of the death of his newborn son, scored his landmark goal in the 34th minute as he pulled a goal back for Man Utd after they fell behind following Nuno Tavares’ early goal and Bukayo Saka’s penalty.

Despite trailing, United produced a vastly-improved performance after the break and were awarded a penalty early in the second half after Tavares handled the ball inside the box.

Bruno Fernandes’ spot-kick however hit the outside of the post.
Granit Xhaka produced a thunderbolt of a strike to secure what could be a crucial victory in Arsenal’s bid to qualify for next season’s Champions League.