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Makukula and Ronaldo scored 2 late goals for Portugal to win their Euro 2008 qualifier against Kazakhstan, who also came up with a goal in the 92nd minute to end the game 2-1.
The game was slow in the first half but, subs Makukula and Nani revived portugal’s spirits to win them the game.
Manchester United finally found its goalscoring touch Saturday with a 4-0 win over Wigan that lifted them to the top of the Premier League for the first time this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo got two goals and Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez also scored to produce a lively 2nd half.
Cristiano Ronaldo sees no reason why he should not top last season’s phenomenal 23-goal tally.
Although he was banned for three games following his dismissal at Portsmouth, he has still managed to find the net on two occasions, scoring the winners at both Sporting Lisbon and Birmingham in the last fortnight.
And, while he has set himself a stiff target to aim for, Ronaldo feels he is capable of meeting it.
Fortsätt läsa Ronaldo sets himself a 23 goal target
Manchester United moved 2nd in the Premiership after Ronadldo struck 5 minutes after half time to give them the lead.
United lost keeper Edwin van der Sar through injury at half-time and had to survive a spirited Birmingham display.
Fortsätt läsa Ronaldo 1 : 0 Birmingham
Sir Alex Ferguson launched a bitter attack on Joe Cole for the tackle he felt should have seen Chelsea reduced to nine men at Old Trafford on sunday.
Chelsea were already a goal and a man down when Cole launched himself at Cristiano Ronaldo during the second half of his side’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Getting nowhere near the ball, Cole caught Ronaldo crudely on the ankle, but was only booked by referee Mike Dean, a move which triggered a furious reaction from Ferguson, whose mood had not changed after the final whistle.
”Joe Cole should have been sent off,” said the Scot. ”Tackles like that are a danger to players. He went right down the back of his leg and could have done some real damage.
”It is the type of thing Cristiano is facing all the time now, but Cole got off with it because the referee was balancing things out after the first sending-off.”
Fortsätt läsa Ferguson angered by Cole’s tackle on Ronaldo
Everton fan: Man Utd’s Ronaldo left me in excruciating pain
Merseyside Police have confirmed they are speaking to witnesses and studying CCTV to establish precisely what happened during Saturday’s match at Goodison Park when Everton faced Manchester United.
Carl Lloyd, 34, told the Daily Post that the Portuguese winger sank his studs into his right arm.
The joiner alleged the incident happened during the Premier League clash as he leaned over the advertising hoardings to retrieve the ball when it went out of play.
Fortsätt läsa Everton fan: Man Utd’s Ronaldo left me in excruciating pain
Ronaldo won warm applause from the home fans for his subdued response to converting Wes Brown’s cross after 61 minutes of a low-key encounter.
Wayne Rooney made a quiet comeback after recovering from a broken foot.
And United were grateful to keeper Edwin van der Sar, who made superb saves from Liedson and Tonel.
Fortsätt läsa Ronaldo scores against former club