Worn by a still-deciding Cristiano Ronaldo and author of a hat-trick, Manchester United defeated Tottenham in a match that was generous in goals and twists. A good deal for Red Devils†
Manchester United 3-2 Tottenham
Goals: Ronaldo (12 .)and38and and 81and) for Manchester United // Kane (35andSP) and Maguire CSC (72and) for Tottenham
He hadn’t played against City without anyone really knowing whether it was a decision by his coach or an actual injury. He had seen his team to walk, without being able to act. So for him return Cristiano Ronaldo concluded his brief absence and set the record straight, winning his Manchester United on the occasion of the 29and Eredivisie day. By pulling out his killer tools, planting a hat-trick against a very outraged Tottenham and Hugo Lloris who nevertheless equalized twice. This gives five points in advance to Red Devils on the tracks (with two games less to play), and fourth place (with four more games played compared to Arsenal, where they are two units ahead).
Conte’s realism defeated by that of Rangnick
Three goals validated, one disallowed, a double scored, a VAR applied, a penalty called, 22 determined players, two yellow cards awarded, fifteen attempted goals, a handful on target, and intensity… High tension, the first 45 minutes of this duel offer a spectacle worthy of the English Championship. With the decisive return of a monster accustomed to the light, in the person of Ronaldo: the Portuguese first finds the lens of Lloris with a majestic shot on the quarter, then doubles the bet before the break on the next good work of Sancho, launched thoroughly by Matić. Between these two achievements, many events should be mentioned: Pogba’s curling does not go far from the Tottenham cages, the tracks wasted a few equalizing opportunities (de Gea’s stop for Højbjerg, Davies’ tremor of the net canceled for offside or even Dalot’s save on his line against a Dier header), and Kane finally finds the fault with a punitive penalty a hand from Telles . This didn’t stop the visitors from leaving for the dressing room with a delay on the clock, their goalkeeper even prevented Sancho from giving Manchester a further lead.
Despite Lloris and Maguire…
Less dynamic than the first act, no doubt due to fatigue and .’s more defensive strategy Red Devils The second half went very low and in the second half Son went inches from the 2-2, while possession still remained in his side’s favour. Ronaldo, for his part, is not far from the hat-trick with a praline rejected by Lloris. Too bad for the Mancunians, because on one of the next moves Maguire misleads De Gea on a cross from Reguilon… What a sad fate, because the central defender bought for a high price and still not convincing (nor fortunately) since 2019 ! Angry at the level of his partners who can’t handle him, CR7 then accelerates… boom, new parade from Lloris. Except for the goalkeeper eventually having to bow for the third time, the Lusitanian flies into the air to put in a winning helmet shot on a corner from Telles. This time no one will answer him.
† † ?♂️ (@AgentoSecretoV2) March 12, 2022
Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea – Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles – Pogba, Matić (Cavani, 80and), Fred Rashford (Elanga, 68and), Ronaldo (Lindelof, 83and), Sancho. Trainer: Rannick.
Tottenham (3-4-2-1): Lloris – Romero, Animal, Davies (Mountain wine, 87and) – Doherty, Højbjerg, Bentancur (Winks, 88and), Reguilon-Kulusevski (Luke, 78and), Son-Kane. Trainer: Story.
By Florian Manceau