[인터풋볼] Reporter Yoon Hyo-yong = Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandez scored the 27th goal in the season and stood shoulder to shoulder with’legendary’ Frank Lampard.
On the 10th (Korean time), United won Aston Villa 3-1 in an away game in the 2020-21 season English Premier League (EPL) round 34 held at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. With this, Manchester City succeeded in reducing their points with Manchester City by 10 points.
Manchester United were pulled away in the 24th minute after Bertrand Traore’s powerful left-footed shot gave the lead. However, in the 7th minute of the second half, Paul Pogba pulled a foul inside the penalty box, and Bruno Fernandez equalized the penalty kick to balance it. Four minutes later, Mason Greenwood’s reverse goal broke, and in the second half of the 42nd minute, Kabani’s heading goal was scored for the victory.
Bruno, who scored the same day, scored the most scoring tie for EPL midfielders in a season with Lampard’Legendary’. After the match, Manchester United said, “None of the EPL midfielders have been able to catch up after Lampard scored 27 goals for Chelsea after the 2009-10 season. Bruno’s scoring consistency played a decisive role in Manchester United’s league rankings and the Europa League final.”
Lampard played 51 games in the 2009-10 season, scoring 27 goals and 18 assists, demonstrating the standard of’Middle Liker’. In the EPL alone, he scored 22 goals and 16 assists, and scored 27 goals with 1 goal in the Champions League, 3 goals in the FA Cup and 1 assist in the Community Shield. Bruno, who challenged this, scored 27 goals and 17 assists in 54 games this season, and scored tie with Lampard. He scored 17 goals and 11 assists in the EPL, 5 goals and 4 assists in the Europa League, 4 goals and 1 assist in the Champions League, and 1 goal in the FA Cup.
“Like Lampard, many of Bruno’s goals came from penalty kicks,” said Manchester United. It also means that the pressure inside the teammates’ penalty box is good, but it’s also a testament to how much you can trust Bruno in a penalty kick.
After the match, Manchester United’s left-back Luke Shaw told’MUTV’, “I knew Bruno was going to make a penalty kick. After training for about 20 minutes with me yesterday, I practiced the penalty kick.”
Considering the number of games remaining, there is a high possibility that Bruno will surpass Lampard. Manchester United still have four EPL games left (Leicester City-Liverpool-Fulham-Wolverhampton), and Villarreal and Europa League finals remain. It’s not that hard for Bruno to score more than one goal in five games.