On Sunday, Manchester United and an unusually goal-averse Cristiano Ronaldo were unable to overcome Newcastle United at Old Trafford in the Premier League, resulting in a scoreless tie that kept both clubs in the top six.
Joelinton’s spectacular double header in the first half, which hit the crossbar and then the post, provided Eddie Howe’s Newcastle with the game’s greatest opportunity. The hosts lacked the zeal and tenacity that Newcastle exhibited.
Callum Wilson of Newcastle also had a strong penalty appeal refused.
Ronaldo, who was honored prior to the game for surpassing 700 club goals in his career, scored twice. However, he was offside for the first goal, and the second was disallowed because he stole the ball from Newcastle to score after claiming a free kick had been taken.
Ronaldo has scored only twice for United this season, prompting some experts to declare the end of his remarkable career.
The result placed United in fifth place with 16 points, followed by Newcastle in sixth with 15 points with one game remaining.