Ronaldo penalty & De Gea saves see Man Utd edge out Norwich

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United scores their side's first goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road on December 11, 2021 in Norwich, England.


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.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road on December 11, 2021 in Norwich, England.


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.



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