Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hattrick to help Manchester United produce one of the high-scoring football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Ronaldo opened the scoring in the seventh minute before doubling their advantage in the 32nd minute. Kieran Dowell pulled one back just before the break before Teemu Pukki equalized in the 52nd minute. Ronaldo scored the winner from a direct free-kick in the 76th minute to seal the win. The win took United to fifth place, three points behind Tottenham while Norwich remain rooted at the bottom of the table.
Man Utd: De Gea (7), Dalot (6), Maguire (6), Lindelof (6), Telles (5), Pogba (5), Lingard (7), Elanga (7), Fernandes (6), Sancho (6), Ronaldo (9).
Subs: Matic (6), Rashford (6), Mata (7).
Norwich: Krul (5), Byram (6), Gibson (5), Hanley (7), Giannoulis (6), McLean (6), Normann (6), Dowell (7), Lees-Melou (5), Rashica (7), Pukki (7).
Subs: Gilmour (6), Placheta (5), Rowe (n/a).
Man of the match: Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick: “To be honest I didn’t hear it, I was just informed in my office that there had been some issues at the end of the game. I can fully understand that the fans are frustrated, so are we and so are the players and the staff, but I don’t think they should target individual players. We have a collective responsibility, everybody here and that’s why I don’t think it’s right or correct to take on individual players.”
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