Under Erik ten Hag, Cristiano Ronaldo has had to adjust to life on the bench. Still, Anthony Martial’s injury in the first half allowed him to attain yet another spectacular goal-scoring milestone. At Goodison Park, United fell after only five minutes as Alex Iwobi curled the ball into the top corner. But Antony’s third Premier League goal in as many outings gave the Red Devils a fast response.
Then Ronaldo pounced on Casemiro’s pass, firing a low shot past Jordan Pickford to elevate United to fifth place.
West Ham came from behind to defeat Fulham 3-1 thanks to Gianluca Scamacca’s beautiful chip.
Despite being without their captain Aleksandar Mitrovic due to injury, Fulham took the lead after only five minutes thanks to Andreas Pereira’s decisive goal from a tight angle.
Before the half, Pereira fouled Craig Dawson in the area, resulting in a penalty kick that Jarrod Bowen converted to tie the score.
Then, in a stroke of genius, Scamacca lofted a ball from Lucas Paqueta over the defenseless Bernd Leno to score his sixth goal in ten games.
In extra time, Michail Antonio came off the bench to secure the three points.
Eberechi Eze’s winning goal 14 minutes from time helped Crystal Palace defeat Leeds 2-1 after similarly coming from behind.