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Fernandes is the first Portuguese to hit double figures since Ronaldo

Sat 26 December 2020 | 18:14

Bruno Fernandes netted a goal on Saturday in the clash against Leicester City and broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s record.

He has become the first Portuguese player to score 10 goals in the

Premier League

which previously this record was held by

Ronaldo

in 2008-09, but his goal did not lead to a victory for

Manchester United

against

Leicester City

 

.

This game led

Fernandes

to become double figures in the league for this season.

This has made him the first Portuguese player in the Premier League to score 10 goals or more, before that United star Ronaldo did so in 2008-2009.

Fernandes has scored more than half of Manchester United’s goals in the Premier League since joining the club.

However, Manchester United were looking for their 11

th

consecutive away Premier League win, were pegged back for a second time in the 85

th

minutes-

Jamie Vardy

sweeping in via a deflection from Ayoze Perez’s cross.

Vardy seems to have scored 44 Premier League goals since

Brendan Rodgers

took over at

Leicester

.

In fact,

Luis Suarez

is the only player who has scored 54 goals under the Irishman than Vardy has managed so far.

"I don't think I'll get that goal, it might have just been going wide but at the end of the day, it's got us a point that we thoroughly deserved,"

Vardy told BT Sport as the 2-2 draw ensured Leicester stayed in second.

"

It's all about patience, you can't score with every single attack. It's about being patient, keeping the ball, and making sure we get into the best opportunity possible and hopefully be in a position to be on the end of a cross at the end of it.

"I think you could tell that nobody wanted to lose, everyone was going out for the win, but we played really well against a really good team, defended really well so to get the point at the end of it, we’ll be happy with that.

"We're a bit disappointed to only get the draw, I think their [first] goal was a bit lucky but it's about reacting. We reacted brilliantly with

Barnes

' finish and it was all about doing more of the same to keep probing."

 

 

 

 


source: SportMob