Mason Greenwood made an immediate impact for Getafe, scoring his first goal since joining the Spanish side on loan from Manchester United. However, despite his goal, Getafe were held to a 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo after being reduced to ten men.
The 22-year-old forward opened his account for Getafe in the LaLiga clash against Celta Vigo, marking a significant milestone in his loan spell. Borja Mayoral had given Getafe an early lead just two minutes into the match. Although Celta Vigo had a chance to equalize from the penalty spot, with Iago Aspas missing the spot-kick, they managed to level the score shortly after through Jonathan Bamba.
Getafe’s task became more challenging when Portuguese defender Domingos Duarte received his second yellow card, resulting in a red card, reducing the team to ten men. However, just three minutes after the red card, Greenwood found the back of the net, restoring Getafe’s lead. Jorgen Strand Larsen then equalized for Celta Vigo three minutes before halftime, with the goal being confirmed after a VAR check.
The second half saw fewer incidents, and the scoreline remained unchanged. Greenwood was substituted in the 61st minute, making way for Mauro Arambarri. Despite the draw, Getafe sits in 11th place in LaLiga after nine games, while Celta Vigo finds themselves in the relegation zone.
After the match, Greenwood took to Instagram to express his satisfaction with scoring his first goal for Getafe. He praised the team’s spirit and resilience in coming away with a point from the game. It was an encouraging moment for Greenwood as he continues to rebuild his footballing career.
Greenwood’s journey has faced challenges in the past, including his arrest on charges of attempted rape and assault last year. However, the charges were ultimately dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service. Manchester United conducted an internal investigation into the allegations and, together with Greenwood, decided that continuing his career away from Old Trafford would be beneficial. This led to his loan move to Getafe on the deadline day.
Greenwood’s goal and overall performance provide a positive sign of his determination to move forward and make a positive impact on the pitch. The loan spell at Getafe offers him an opportunity to develop as a player and regain confidence, and his first goal is a step in the right direction.