Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Manchester United 1-0 win over Norwich

Manchester United 1-0 win over Norwich

Manchester United's star Cristiano Ronaldo scored a second-half penalty to give Ralf Rangnick's side a 1-0 against Norwich at Old Trafford on Saturday.

David de Gea was to save United as the bottom of the Premier League table side Norwich held their own.

Rangnick said after the game.

"I haven't seen that many teams that play against the top teams like Norwich did so,"

"They didn't play like any bottom team.

"In the end we need to be compete on that kind of level and be physically ready. There's still room for improvement in those area."

Cristiano Ronaldo saw a shot beaten away by Tim Krul in the thirty-seven minute. The home goalkeeper also chipped over a Harry Maguire header on the stroke of halftime after Alex Telles hit the post with a deflected free-kick early on.

Manchester United was awarded a penalty on 73 minutes when Scott McTominay crossed a ball into the box, and Max Aarons pulled down Ronaldo.

The Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo made no mistake with the spot-kick, smashing it into the left-hand corner.

There was some concern for Victor Lindelof during the match when he went down, pointing to his chest a few minutes beforehand. However, he was able to walk off the pitch unassisted.

Maguire said after the match that Lindelof "felt a little bit of discomfort" but that he was fine in the dressing room.

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Rangnick said.

"He can't even remember how it happened,"

"I think he had a collision, and he had problems breathing for more than 10 minutes.

"His heart rate was higher than normal. He was shocked and didn't know how to deal with it."

The home side stacked on the pressure in the closing stages, and De Gea rescued Manchester United again when he scratched out an Ozan Kabak header before Eric Bailly deflected a Billy Gilmour shot with a last-gasp lunge.

Rangnick added.

"It's another clean sheet but still a lot of work to do,"

"The 2nd half, I was not at all happy with the number of corners that we gave away, but we got the three points.

"We have conceded the highest amount of goals in the top 10. Now we have two clean sheets which is good but we still need to improve on that away, especially against physical teams or teams that attack high like Norwich did."

The result lifted Manchester United to 5th place in the standings on 27 points from 16 games, behind 4th-placed West Ham United on goal difference, while Norwich stayed bottom on 10 points.

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