The Washington Post Sunday

Ronaldo delivers two goals in his return to Old Tra≠ord

MAN. UNITED 4, NEWCASTLE 1

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on his return to Manchester United after 12 years in a 4-1 victory over visiting Newcastle in the English Premier League on Saturday.

“It was an unbelievab­le moment,” he said. “I was super nervous and was thinking last night that I wanted to play good and show I was still capable of helping the team.” . . .

Tottenham suffered its first loss after Japhet Tanganga received two yellow cards in the space of five minutes, and host Crystal Palace used its man advantage to claim a 3-0 win in London.

● ITALY: U.S. midfielder Weston McKennie played the opening 72 minutes for Juventus in its 2-1 loss at Napolis after being held out from a pair of U.S. World Cup qualifiers for violating coronaviru­s protocols.

● GERMANY: Bayern Munich sent a Bundesliga message with a 4-1 victory at Leipzig, its nearest competitor last season en route to the title.

● FRANCE: Ander Herrera scored twice and Kylian Mbappe added another as Ligue 1 leader Paris Saint-Germain routed promoted Clermont, 4-0, at home to make it five straight wins.

● SPAIN: Two goals set up by Iker Muniain kept host Athletic Bilbao undefeated and atop La Liga after beating Mallorca, 2-0.

● MLS: Samuel Grandsir scored in the 80th minute, and the LA Galaxy tied the Colorado Rapids, 1-1, in Commerce City, Colo . . . .

Emmanuel Boateng and Tajon Buchanan scored as the New England Revolution beat New York City FC, 2-1, in Foxborough, Mass . . . .

Joao Paulo scored in the 22nd minute, and his goal held up as the host Seattle Sounders beat Minnesota United, 1-0 . . . .

Walker Zimmerman’s goal in the 56th lifted Nashville to a 1-0 win over host Montreal . . . .

Ricardo Pepi scored his 12th goal of the season, and Dallas FC tied the San Jose Earthquake­s, 1-1, in Frisco, Tex . . . .

Gonzalo Higuaín scored in the 16th minute, and Inter Miami beat the Columbus Crew, 1-0, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla . . . .

Brenner and Haris Medunjanin each scored, and host Cincinnati beat Toronto FC, 2-0, for its first victory at TQL Stadium . . . .

José Mauri and Johnny Russell scored in Sporting KC’s 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire in Kansas City, Kan.

● NWSL: Sydney Leroux, Marta and Alex Morgan scored to lead the host Orlando Pride past Racing Louisville, 3-0.

 ?? PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS ?? Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice Saturday, including a low strike in the second half that capped a dazzling return to Manchester United.
PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice Saturday, including a low strike in the second half that capped a dazzling return to Manchester United.

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