Marcus Rashford equaled
Cristiano Ronaldo’s record.
Manchester United won 2-1 against Manchester City in the 20th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England at 9:30 pm (Korean time) on the 14th. As a result, Manchester United climbed to 3rd place with 38 points, while Man City maintained 2nd place with 39 points.
On this day, Manchester United operated the top three with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes in the front line스포츠토토. Rashford had been scoring goals in six consecutive matches, including league and cup competitions, and scoring goals in eight consecutive matches at home.
Rashford’s movements were light. In the 15th minute of the first half, Rashford put it in front of the goal, but Martial couldn’t get it. Man City faced a crisis due to Rashford’s infiltration. In the 34th minute of the first half, Ederson jumped out to catch Man Utd’s long pass, and Rashford broke through. The Man City defenders rushed in and stopped Rashford, but it was a heartbreaking moment for Man City.
Rashford almost got injured. In the 42nd minute of the first half, Rashford suffered an injury while feeling pain in his leg while penetrating into the back space. Rashford once again entered the field.
In the second half, Manchester United took the lead. In the 15th minute of the second half, Kevin De Bruyne broke through from the space on the right, and Jack Grealish ran the ball inside and finished it with his head.
Here comes the scene of controversy. In the 34th minute of the second half, an infiltration pass was delivered to Rashford, and as it flowed, Bruno Fernandez split the net with a shot. In the process, Man City players knew that Rashford would catch it and hesitated, and the ball was passed to Fernandez. At this point, Man City players strongly protested that it was offside, but the referee did not judge that Rashford was involved and declared a goal.
Man Utd made a turnaround right away. In the 37th minute of the second half, during Manchester United’s counterattack, Alejandro Garnacho’s cross was received and Rashford pushed it in and split the net. It was Rashford’s 9th consecutive goal at home and 7th in a row at United in all competitions. The match was won by United 2–1 with a controversial equalizer.
On this day, Rashford drew a stroke in Manchester United history. Rashford scored seven goals in a row, including league and cup competitions, with a come-from-behind goal that day. According to football statistics company ‘Opta’, Rashford’s seven consecutive goals for Manchester United is the first time Cristiano Ronaldo has recorded since 2008.
He also scored goals in nine consecutive home games. Rashford scored multiple goals in the quarterfinals of the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) against Charlton Athletic on the 11th, scoring eight consecutive goals at home, and surpassed Wayne Rooney, who had the record for the most consecutive goals with seven consecutive goals. . And with the goal against Man City on this day, he rose to a unique position with a goal in 9 consecutive games.