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Ronaldo’s 100th Premier League goal in vain as Arsenal beat Man Utd

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By Babalola Seyi

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th Premier League goal against Arsenal l, but it was not enough to stop the gunners moving into the top four spot, following a 3-1 victory over the Red Devils at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Ronaldo, who was starting for the first time since the announcement of the death of his new baby 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 from their 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool in midweek, and they were gifted a penalty of their own early in the second half after Tavares’ inexplicable handball.

However, they failed to take advantage as Bruno Fernandes’ spot-kick hit the outside of the post, and it proved a costly miss as 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.

With the victory, the Gunners moved into fourth spot in the Premier League and three points ahead of their north London rivals Tottenham.

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