Ronaldo nets twice on Man Utd return

English Premier League

Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle United

It was the Cristiano Ronaldo show at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon as Manchester United defeated Newcastle United 4-1.

Ronaldo was thrown straight into the starting line-up along with Jadon Sancho who got his first start at Old Trafford while the Magpies were without Callum Wilson.

The Red Devils dominated the early exchanges but struggled to break down a Newcastle side, who were happy to sit back and defend.

The hosts eventually got their reward on the stroke of halftime when Ronaldo slotted home from two yards out after the goalkeeper was unable to save Mason Greenwood's shot.

Newcastle then silenced the Old Trafford crowd on 56 minutes when Allan Saint-Maximin slipped in Javi Manquilo, who fired into the bottom corner.

That joy was short-lived through as Ronaldo restored the hosts' lead six minutes later with a low strike through the legs of Freddie Woodman.

Bruno Fernandes added a third goal for the Red Devils with nine minutes left on the clock as the midfielder sent a superb strike into the top corner from distance, before substitute Jesse Lingard completed the rout in the 92nd minute with a clinical finish.

Leicester City 1-0 Manchester City

Manchester City made it three wins in a row after defeating Leicester City 1-0 at the King Power Stadium.

Jack Grealish was included in line-up for his 100th start in the Premier League while Phil Foden was named on the bench for the for the first time this season.

The Citizens were unable to find a breakthrough in the first half, but got their reward just after the hour mark as Bernardo Silva tapped home from close range after Joao Cancelo's effort was saved.

Arsenal 1-0 Norwich City

Arsenal got their first win of the season with a 1-0 triumph over winless Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium.

Nicolas Pepe was back in the side after missing the loss to Manchester City while Ainsley Maitland-Niles was given a start in midfielder in place of the suspended Granit Xhaka.

After a scoreless first half, the Gunners broke the deadlock on 66 minutes courtesy of a strike from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after being set up by Pepe.

Other results:

Watford 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Brentford 0-1 Brighton and Hove Albion
Southampton 0-0 West Ham United

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