Hat-trick Hero Ronaldo sinks Spurs. Manchester united defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3:2 on Saturday night to climb above Arsenal into fourth position as a treble from cristiano Ronaldo secured all three points for the Red Devils.
United came into the game on the back of a 4:1 defeat to arch rivals Manchester city last weekend and needed to bounce back against top four hopeful Tottenham.
Ronaldo put the team ahead on the 13th minute after one two pass with Fred, the Portuguese sending a rocket from outside the box to give united the lead
Tottenham got a goal back through Harry Kane who converted from the spot to tie the game at one all.
Manchester united would get the second goal and Ronaldo would score his brace before halftime as a suberb ball over the top, found Jadon Sancho who had the awareness to square the ball for the unrushing Ronaldo who had the simplest of task side-footing it past Hugo loris.
Antonio Conte’s men came out strong in the second half as they seek for an equalizer, the goal would come in the 72minutes as Harry Maguire put the ball past his own goalkeeper after deflecting Sergio Regulion’s corner into his own net.
Ronaldo would complete his treble on the 81st minutes as he coverted expertly from Alex Telles assist to condemn Antonio Conte’s men to yet another defeat away from home.
Ronaldo after the game spoke about the importance of the win, he said;
“Tremendously happy with my first hat-trick since I came back to Old Trafford! Nothing beats the feeling of being back on the pitch and help the team with goals and effort.
We’ve proven once again that we can beat any team in any given day.”
This treble makes it the 59th professional hat-trick of his career, the most of any active player and first treble since he scored the last one 14years and two months.
This win would come as a huge boost to the red devils hopes of finishing in the champions league spot.
Ralph Rangnick would have been delighted to see his side defeat the team from west London and hope his side maintain the momentum going into the business end of the season.