Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 100th goal for Manchester United against its host West Ham United, in the meeting that brought them together today, Sunday, in the fifth round of the English Premier League.
Algerian striker Said Ben Rahma surprised the “Red Devils” by scoring the goal for the hosts in the 30th minute with a powerful shot that hit French defender Raphael Varane and changed its course before hugging the net against Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea.
Cristiano Ronaldo responded with a equalizer after just five minutes, with a shot from inside the penalty area, after a wonderful pass from his compatriot Bruno Fernandes.
According to Sky Sports, this goal is Manchester United’s 100th goal against West Ham, thus becoming the third “Hammers” club that the “Red Devils” have managed to score at least 100 times in the Premier League.
Previously, Manchester United scored 112 goals against Newcastle United, and 108 goals against Everton.
Ronaldo scored the sixth goal against West Ham United, while his former colleague, retired striker Wayne Rooney, is the most “Red Devils” player to score goals against West Ham, with 11 goals.