Mason Greenwood Notches First Goal for Getafe in Thrilling Draw
Mason Greenwood, the 22-year-old Manchester United loanee, scored his inaugural goal for Getafe on Sunday. However, his moment of glory was part of a rollercoaster ride as Getafe settled for a 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo after a ten-man showdown.
Greenwood's goal came after his somewhat controversial loan transfer from Manchester United to LaLiga last month. In the 33rd minute of the game, he connected with a well-placed cross, sending the ball into the roof of Celta Vigo's net and putting Getafe ahead 2-1.
The match kicked off with a bang, as Borja Mayoral put Getafe in the lead just two minutes into the contest. Although Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas missed a penalty before the 15th-minute mark, they managed to level the score shortly afterward, thanks to Jonathan Bamba.
However, Getafe found themselves down to ten men after half an hour when Portuguese defender Domingos Duarte received his second yellow card. Nonetheless, just three minutes later, Greenwood's goal gave Getafe the lead once more.
Jorgen Strand Larsen managed to net one for Celta Vigo three minutes before halftime, making it 2-2 at the break, with the goal standing after a VAR check.
The second half saw fewer incidents, and the score remained unchanged. Greenwood was substituted in the 61st minute, making way for Mauro Arambarri.
Following this thrilling match, Celta Vigo finds themselves in the relegation zone, while Getafe holds the 11th position in LaLiga, securing their fourth draw in nine games.
Greenwood expressed his delight on Instagram, saying, "Happy to score my first goal for @GetafeCF. Amazing team spirit to come away from the game with a point."
Greenwood, on a journey to rebuild his football career, faced disruptions due to his arrest on charges of attempted rape and assault last year. These charges were ultimately dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service. Manchester United conducted an internal investigation following the allegations, which led to a mutual decision for Greenwood to continue his career away from Old Trafford, resulting in his loan move to Getafe on the deadline day.
Getafe's next match after the international break is a home game against Real Betis. Greenwood played a total of 61 minutes in the game before being replaced by Mauro Arambarri.