Bad mistake in the Norwich defence by Ben Gibson and Anthony Elanga sets up Cristiano Ronaldo to put United in front. That’ll teach them to try and play out from the back. A tap-in for Ronaldo and that’s his 19th of the season.
A reminder that Arsenal could pull level with Spurs on 57 points if they win today, and the Gunners have a game in hand. Arsenal would have to win 10-0 to go above Tottenham on goal difference although, then again, they are playing Southampton.
Norwich try and spring a one-man counter as Rashica runs the length of the pitch but Lingard matches him stride for stride and forces him back before eventually giving away a foul. Sancho has been involved in most of United’s attacks so far and is looking really bright. He sends an inviting cross to the back post for Dalot but the right-back can only slice his kick wide.
Sancho has been involved in most of United’s attacks so far and is looking really bright. He sends an inviting cross to the back post for Dalot but the right-back can only slice his kick wide. Despite conceding early on, Norwich are looking threatening when they come forward with their fast full-backs and nimble forwards. With both teams having less than stellar defences a goal looks likely when either of them advances forward. This could be a fun game.
That’s exactly what United needed, given the protests and the Spurs result. They’ve got going quickly and now need to win well. Maguire and Lindelof went to De Gea after the goal, grateful for his denial of Pukki.
Elanga’s role in the side today was dubious but his work ethic made that goal happen. As bad as Gibson was, it was good from Elanga.
All 3 of Cristiano Ronaldo goals for Manchester United vs Norwich #MUNNOR pic.twitter.com/SH9g48edyj
— D9INE (@D9INE_GOAL_) April 16, 2022
CRISTIANO RONALDO WHAT A HEADER! pic.twitter.com/AhePHN9Dyv
— TC (@totalcristiano) April 16, 2022