The ‘reds’, three points behind the leader after their eighth consecutive win
MADRID, March 12. (Royals Blue) –
Manchester United defeated Tottenham (3-2) this Saturday in a vibrant match starring Cristiano Ronaldo, author of a ‘hat-trick’, three days before receiving Atlético de Madrid in the round of 16 of the ‘Champions ‘, while Liverpool continued their siege of City for the lead after beating Brighton (2-0) in matches on matchday 29 of the Premier League.
At Old Trafford, scene of the duel against the mattresses after the 1-1 first leg, Ralf Rangnick’s team entrusted Cristiano Ronaldo to knock down the ‘spurs’ in a continuous ‘give and take’ where the Portuguese shone with a Brilliant triplet at 37 years old, the second of his career in the Premier after the one achieved in 2008.
Ronaldo opened the account with a bestial shot of more than 30 meters, added the second finishing off in the small area with killer instinct and certified his night for the memory with an unappealable header in a corner. Goals of all colors before facing Atlético this Tuesday and that serve to place the ‘red devils’ in fourth position, ahead of Arsenal, provisionally.
The Londoners tied twice due to the efforts of Harry Kane, who equalized for the first time from the penalty spot, and with an own goal from Maguire with 20 to go, but Cristiano was a lot of Cristiano this Saturday and ended up taking the ball home with just nine minutes left on the 90th.
For their part, Liverpool achieved their eighth consecutive victory in the Premier League after beating Brighton & Hove Albion thanks to goals from Luis Díaz and Mohamed Salah, which allowed them to move three points behind Manchester City, leader of the competition, which will play their Matchday 29 match next Monday against Crystal Palace.
Jurgen Klopp’s team had no problem extending their good run in the English championship -after getting into the quarterfinals of the Champions League last Tuesday- after a match that turned face-to-face in the 20th minute after a long ball from Joel Matip that Díaz took advantage intelligently.
The Colombian put his head in and went ahead of the local goalkeeper to make it 0-1, although he ended up being run over. Already in the second half, the ‘reds’ doubled their advantage with a clear penalty converted by Salah with great violence. The victory leaves Liverpool three points from the first position and confirms their ‘harassment’ of the ‘citizen’ team.
In addition, Brentford moved away from the relegation places after beating Burnley (2-0) thanks to Ivan Toney’s brace in the last five minutes of the game. The first was assisted by a recovered Christian Eriksen and the second, from a penalty. Sean Dyche’s side have lost three in a row and run into trouble as they fall into relegation places in eighteenth position.
–RESULTS OF DAY 29.
Brentford 2-0 Burnley.
Manchester United-Tottenham 3-2.
Chelsea-Newcastle 3:00 p.m.
Everton-Wolves 3:00 p.m.
Leeds United v Norwich 3:00 p.m.
Southampton-Watford 3:00 p.m.
West Ham v Aston Villa 3:00 p.m.
Crystal Palace-Manchester City 9:00 p.m.