Saturdayâ€™s late kick-off in the English Premier league featured the reigning champions Manchester United at home to West Bromwich Albion.
After a week of international fixtures, the attention was yet again on club football.
Fortunately, Ronaldo was fit to play for the Reds despite receiving a slap on the face during Portugalâ€™s game against Albania.
Before the match on Saturday evening, the Selaccao captain had gone four games without scoring a goal, which came much to the anxiety of his fervent supporters.
Cristiano Ronaldo was creative, entertaining and deadly in front, making tricks and pushing the game forward. In the first half, he set up Wayne Rooney who fired the ball into the net only for his goal to be controversially ruled out.
Ronaldo had a chance to steal the lead for his side but the goalkeeper was just too alerted.. His low shot inside the box was easily caught by Scott Carson.
However, the goalkeeper could not boast of containing Ronaldo for too long. Manchester United already had already gone in front with a Wayne Rooney strike and the Reds were determined to stamp their authority. Cristiano Ronaldo had an excellent opportunity to double the lead. This time, he did not miss the target. Ronaldo drove the ball past Carson in a simple manner to remove any fears of a draw.
Manchester United indeed crushed West Bromwich by an emphatic 4 â€“ 0 score line and Ronaldo was yet again the creator of Naniâ€™s 90th minute goal.
Ronaldo becomes better as days go by and the challenge for the 2008/09 EPL Golden Boot Award is on the run.
Written by: Angela Asante