Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first goal in the Premier League fixture, Manchester United vs Brighton, to save the blushes of the shaky red devils against a 10-man Brighton on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.
The Portuguese forward finally scored his first goal for 2022 after a Six-game drought spell at the red side of Manchester. After the heavy scrutiny on the poor form of Manchester United in all competitions so far, the 2-0 win over Brighton provides a form of booster ahead of the premier league fixture scheduled for the weekend and their champions league round of 16 fixture against Atletico Madrid.
David De Gea had been very influential in keeping his side in the game as he made crucial saves that managed to keep the scoreline at 1-0 before Bruno Fernandez finally doubled the lead in the final minutes of the game.
Brighton had been reduced to 10 men after a VAR decision flagged Lewis Dunk’s challenge on Elanga as a dangerous tackle and changed the initial decision of yellow card by the on-field referee for a red card.
Manchester United has successfully knocked West Ham off the fourth position ahead of their next fixture against Leeds United to keep their top-four finish hopes alive in the Premier League.
To say Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandez had been the hero in the match Manchester United vs Brighton would be far-fetched as David De Gea had maintained top form and made crucial saves to deny Graham Potter’s men. Brighton had played an impressive game but had failed to get the much-desired result ahead of their next match against Burnley on February 19, 2022.