Cristiano Ronaldo’s 801st goal goes viral with ‘iconic’ commentary from Peter Drury

Chidalu Obiajulu

Christiano Ronaldo, is an attacking midfielder, winger and a striker, one who has played a lot of games, scored and assisted a lot of goals, known as one of the best goal scorers in football history if not the best.

The football legend reached a land miles in his goalscoring ability when he fired Manchester United to a win against Arsenal FC in their midweek encounter at Old Trafford.

The prolific forward might have scored a beautiful 800 goal, but what’s making splash and headline on twitter is his 801st goal which many labelled as iconic.

The Portugal captain was in top form against Arsenal as he scored twice to help Michael Carrick wrap up his caretaker spell in charge with a win at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo’s opener was a huge milestone, but it was his 801st that proved decisive on the night as he scored from the spot.

There was an outburst of joy from United supporters sharing the strike over and over again after the commentary of Amazon Prime’s Peter Drury that accompanied the goal.

He said that Waiting for the 36-year-old to step up: “And Cristiano Ronaldo has already laid claim to the ball. 800 and counting. They trailed, they led. They lost that lead…

to Peter Drury’s commentary

“They look again to Cristiano Ronaldo. In front of the Stretford End, where he is at home…

“Ronaldo clatters it in! Without compromise! With utter certainty!”

Many reacted to the live commentary, specifically United and Ronaldo’s fans, with United supporters gushing in their praise for Drury’s ability to capture the moment with his words.

One of Twitter users responded to a video of the commentary by stating: ‘Peter Drury is a legend. No one better imo.’

Many others but one specifically praised the legendary commentators techniques. “Drury goes silent for a few secs after a goals so that viewers may enjoy the atmosphere. This man is goated,” they wrote.

The legendary commentator, Peter Drury has been known for iconic pieces of commentary in the past – with his description of Roma’s comeback against Barcelona for BT Sports one of the most famous moments of commentary in recent years.

Ronaldo will love to extend his goal tally when they take on their final champions league group game against Young Boys on Wednesday.