Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick to save Manchester United against Norwich
Cristiano Ronaldo scored fifty hat-tricks at club level (3-2) against Norwich City (3-2) to put Manchester United in contention for a place in the Champions League. Adding those marked with the Portuguese team, the number would increase to sixty-three times.
Following a win over Tottenham Hotspur, the Portuguese recorded their second hat-trick, a win at Old Trafford that knocked United out 2-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo happily finished 1-0 with a steal and assist from Anthony Elanga, then outscored everyone to take a 2-0 lead from one corner.
The match seemed to be set for United, but the team below leveled the score with seven minutes to go. Kieran Dowell and Tim Buki turned the table on the scoreboard and set alarms at Old Trafford, where a large group of fans demonstrated before the start of the match for the club’s disaster management.
With 15 minutes left, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first free kick in almost two years and scored his 50th hat-trick at club level. Along with the national team, the Portuguese star has 60.
Portugal have amassed 21 goals in all matches against United and are the third highest scorer in the Champions League with 15 goals, five goals next to the current Golden Shoe, Mohamed Salah.
With Arsenal and Tottenham losing in the 33rd round of the Premier League, Manchester United jumped to fifth place three points lower than ‘Spurs’ with 54 points.