Another United corner. “Just imagine what I go through,” writes Andy Flintoff. “How do you think I feel?” writes Matt Stephens. “My real name is Matt Djemba-Djemba, but I had to change it for obvious reasons.” United have had an excellent final 20 minutes, and are still pushing. Fernandes’s 20-yard half-volley is deflected just wide.
Nearly another! Wan-Bissaka’s crossfield pass is headed weakly backwards by Foyth and Ronaldo runs onto it and touches it past Rulli, but also beyond the far post. Capoue powers a diving header over the bar, and we get another replay of the goal, really a very fine first-time finish from Ronaldo.
That was a goal from nothing. I think there are referees who would have decided that Fred’s challenge on Capoue was a foul, and he didn’t appear to get the ball, but it all seemed fair dos to me. Villarreal bring Daniel Raba on for Estupinan.
It’s all happening now. Lindelof releases Ronaldo with an excellent long crossfield pass but the attack ends with Ronaldo trying to release Van de Beek with a backheel, missing, and then Fred going down under no contact and staying there.
Manchester United take the lead! Fred puts pressure on Capoue as he prepares to receive Rulli’s short pass, the ball deflects to Ronaldo, and he lifts it over the keeper and into the net!
— kylemrostron (@kylemrostron1) November 23, 2021