Manchester United 3-2 Norwich City: The Red Devils welcomed the Canaries to Old Trafford on Saturday. Ralf Rangnick and his side knew how crucial the three points were to remain in the top four race in the Premier League.
Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up once again for Manchester United as his hat-trick helped his side win the Premier League game. In this article, we will look at four major points from the game as Manchester United beat Norwich City 3-2.
Premier League: Cristiano Ronaldo scores a sensational Hattrick!
The Portuguese maestro stepped up once again when his team needed him the most. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational hat-trick at Old Trafford to help Manchester United beat Norwich City 3-2 in the Premier League.
Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 7th minute after Anthony Elanga set him up for a tap-in. The striker would then add a second from a Telles corner to make it 2-0 for Manchester United in the 32nd minute.
Norwich City came back into the game, making the scoreline 2-2, but Cristiano Ronaldo was not done. The Portuguese icon scored a powerful freekick in the 76th minute to make it 3-2 and effectively ended the hopes of the away players and fans.
Premier League: Norwich City fought back Valiantly!
Even though Manchester United went up 2-0 by the 32nd minute, the Canaries did not hold back. Kieran Dowell pulled a goal back for Norwich just before the halftime whistle to keep the score at 2-1.
In the second half, Norwich City had a few more chances and eventually scored through Teemu Pukki to make the score 2-2. The Canaries could have even scored a third but De Gea came to Manchester United’s rescue.
Norwich City had a commendable 15 shots but only 4 of these were on target. The Canaries also had an expected goals ratio of 1.57 compared to the 1.44 of United in the Premier League game. Hence, if not for Cristiano Ronaldo, Norwich would have walked away with at least one point from Old Trafford.
Anthony Elanga shines for United!
The 19-year-old Swedish winger was given another start in the Premier League. Anthony Elanga stood up to his manager’s trust as he provided Cristiano Ronaldo with a superb assist to break the shackles in the 7th minute.
The winger was a constant threat to Norwich City’s defence throughout the game. Hence, outside of Ronaldo, Anthony Elanga stood out for Manchester United in their attacking third.
Manchester United gain ground in the top-four race in the Premier League!
Both Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal lost their games to Brighton and Southampton respectively. Owing to this, the top four race has taken another twist in the Premier League.
Manchester United looked out of contention. But their 3-2 win against Norwich City has taken them to the 5th spot, three points behind the Spurs. Hence it has to be seen if Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal choke up to give United the fourth spot at the end of the season.