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Sun. May 22nd, 2022

BBC

Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty earned Manchester United a narrow victory over Norwich to maintain Ralf Rangnick’s unbeaten start as interim manager.

Ronaldo sent Tim Krul the wrong way on 75 minutes after the Portuguese had been hauled down by Max Aarons on the edge of the six-yard box.

The Red Devils had offered little attacking threat before then, though Alex Telles hit the bar with a deflected free-kick during the first half.

They also had David de Gea to thank for two fine stops to deny Teemu Pukki and Ozan Kabak as Norwich put in a spirited display.

There was concern for Victor Lindelof when he was forced off during the second half holding his chest, though Rangnick said the Sweden defender had had tests and “seems OK”.

The win moves Manchester United above Arsenal and Tottenham into fifth place. Norwich stay bottom on goal difference, three points from safety.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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