Cristiano Ronaldo was the last Portuguese player to net 10-plus Premier League goals in a season, until Bruno Fernandes struck on Saturday. Bruno Fernandes became the first Portuguese player to score 10 goals in a Premier League season since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008-09, but it was not enough to seal a win for Manchester United at Leicester City.
Fernandes, who teed up Marcus Rashford’s opener at the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day, thought he had secured the points for United when he struck home after latching onto Edinson Cavani’s pass with 11 minutes remaining.
It took Fernandes onto double figures in league goals for the season.
That made him the first player from Portugal to score 10 or more in a single campaign in England’s top-flight since former United star Ronaldo did so in 2008-09, when the winger netted 18 times.
Fernandes has had a direct hand in over half of United’s Premier League goals since his debut (31/60), scoring 18 and assisting a further 13.