Brace for Ronaldo as Utd confirm 2nd spot at Xmas

Ronaldo scored twice today against Everton to keep Utd in tight competition for the title. The remain 1 point behind Arsenal after this week’s fixtures.

The final score was 2-1 and the game seemed to be heading for a draw until Pienaar made a terrible mistake for Everton late on, bringing down Giggs in the box. Ronaldo clamly dispatched the penalty, sending Howard the wrong way.

Ronaldo’s first goal was a moment of pure brilliance at 22 minutes. He collected Tevez’s cross-field pass first time, stepped inside Lee Carsley and drilled into the top corner left-footed with Tim Howard motionless.

However 5 minutes later, Everton’s inform Tim Cahill headed in his 7th goal in 13 games this season.

Utd had a host of shots on target as they tried to regain the lead, but it took until 88 mins for Ronaldo to seal it with the penalty.

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