Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty in the second half as Manchester United beat Norwich City on a 1-0 match score in the Premier League match. With this win, the team has moved to fifth place in the table with 27 points from 16 matches. Earlier, the match between the two teams was goalless till the first half, but in the second half, Ronaldo capitalized on the penalty in the 75th minute and scored the goal which proved to be decisive.
On winning the game Man Utd manager Ralf Rangnick said: “It was a very physical, intense game, I already told Dean they played extremely well, not at all like a bottom team. They played as we played against Crystal Palace.” he added. “In the first 15 mins we struggled tactically, but then it was better. In the second half we had a better body language upfront, but still allowed them too many shots and corners, so in the end, it was De Gea who made sure it was a clean sheet.”
Norwich City coach Dean Smith has also shared his thoughts: “I’ve seen the penalty back and does he make contact with him in the box? Yes. Does he have his arm up? Yes. But I can show you five or six different challenges in the game, whether they’re inside or outside the box, that wasn’t given. We’re after consistency and there’s no consistency there.” he added. “I just felt like it was too easy for Manchester United to referee the game today – Marcus Rashford gave himself a free-kick in the first half.”
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