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Hat-trick hero Cristiano Ronaldo makes historical past as Manchester United sustain prime 4 struggle with win over Tottenham

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Ronaldo scored a sensational hat-trick as United went fourth once more (Image: Getty)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational hat-trick on a record-breaking night time for the Portuguese as Manchester United saved their prime 4 hopes alive in opposition to Tottenham.

United sealed a 3-2 win to maneuver again into fourth place with Ronaldo scoring twice within the first-half both aspect of Harry Kane’s penalty to turn out to be the main aim scorer within the historical past of the lads’s recreation.

Tottenham drew stage within the second-half after a Harry Maguire personal aim however Ronaldo was once more United’s saviour, rising to slam dwelling a 3rd with 9 minutes of the competition remaining.

Ronaldo matched the document held by Austrian-Czech Josef Bican in extraordinary trend 12 minutes in, lashing dwelling profession aim no.805 with a elegant strike from 25 yards out.

It got here very a lot in opposition to the run of play as Tottenham uncovered United’s backline early on – with Eric Dier denied a aim after a aim line clearance from Diogo Dalot.

After lacking final week’s derby, Ronaldo was again with a bang (Image: Getty)

The equaliser got here after 35 minutes with Dejan Kulusevski inflicting issues down the suitable. When his cross bounced off the outstretched arm of Allex Telles, referee Jonathan Moss pointed to the spot with Kane ruthlessly dispatching.

Ronaldo’s record-breaking second got here three minutes later, latching onto Jadon Sancho’s perfectly-timed cross to make historical past along with his 806th profession aim.

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United invited stress upon themselves once more within the second-half and had been punished when Sergio Reguilon’s cross discovered its approach into the again of the online off Maguire.

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So as to add insult to harm, Cristian Romero, who Reguilon was making an attempt to cross to, was offside with the aim more likely to have been chalked off.

A draw or defeat would have served as one other main blow for United’s prime 4 hopes with Arsenal now holding 4 video games in hand over their rivals.

However Ronaldo was their saviour once more, nonetheless, sealing his first hat-trick for the membership since January 2008 after rising above Matt Doherty to slam dwelling a towering header from a Telles nook.


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