Published:24 September 2021
Manchester United overcame West Ham United 1-2 in a dramatic Premier League match.
The day's hero was David de Gea, who saved Mark Noble's stoppage-time penalty to keep the Hammers from equalizing.
After the half-hour mark, Said Benrahma broke the deadlock with a confident strike that deflected off Raphael Varane. Cristiano Ronaldo equalized with a close-range finish just five minutes later.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team were on the verge of going winless for the second day in a row after losing to Young Boys in the Champions League midweek. On his return to the London Stadium, replacement Jesse Lingard smashed home a fierce shot.
In extra time, there was squeaky bum time. For the second time, Ronaldo's penalty challenge was turned down, but a controversial handball by Luke Shaw in the 95th minute gave West Ham a chance from the spot. On the other hand, De Gea made the perfect call and kept Noble out, ensuring Manchester United's victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo's fairytale comeback to Manchester United continued tonight with another goal. This was the Portuguese ace's fourth game in a row, and he showed no signs of slowing down.
On his second debut, he scored twice against Newcastle United before scoring in the Champions League. With today's effort, he broke the tie for the Red Devils for the third time in a row.
Although it was merely a tap-in, it got the visitors back into the game just five minutes after falling to a Benrahma goal. It kept the draw even until Lingard came up with a game-winning strike late in the game.
In any case, the 36-year-old has a perfect record since returning to Manchester United, scoring in every game he's played thus far. How long do you think this streak will last?