Still in trouble, Manchester United relied on a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo to beat Norwich (3-2), the Premier League Red Lanterns. Taking advantage of Arsenal’s loss (0-1), the Red Devils climbed up to 5th place.
Leaders are struggling this Saturday in the Premier League. Hours after Tottenham’s shock in front of their home visitors against Brighton (0–1) and Arsenal lost to Southampton (0–1), the Red Devils won in pain against bottom-up Norwich (3–2). Of. Manchester United move to 5th place with 3 points from the Champions League.
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Everything had started off well for the Mancunians with a double from Cristiano Ronaldo in the first period, despite a performance against Glazer at Old Trafford during the pre-match. First, on a center welcome from Elanga after a high recovery (7th), then a header from a corner whose trigger alone has the secret (32nd) on it. This allowed him to cross the 20-goal mark this season for the 16th year in a row.
Only, Dowell revives Norwich in the first act (45th+1) with a header on the away post in extra time. Something to sow doubt in the Mankunian head. The Red Lanterns then leveled thanks to Pukki (52nd) and worried De Gea several times in the minutes that followed. Cristiano Ronaldo, with a superb straight free kick, wowed the audience and offered his team three points on his 99th goal in the Premier League (76th).
Another defeat for Arsenal
At the same time, Arsenal lost on the lawns of Southampton and chased down a third consecutive defeat that took them out of the Top 5. With one game less, the Gunners also have 54 points and the Spurs’ shock does not benefit the race for top 4. West Ham could return to both teams with a win against Burnley (3:15 pm) this Sunday.