RECORD-BREAKING RONALDO BOOSTS MANCHESTER UNITED’S TOP-FOUR HOPES, AS SUCH WE HAVE CHOSEN AS OUR PLAYER OF THE WEEK.
Christiano Ronaldo produced a hat-trick to lift Manchester United into fourth place and himself top of FIFA’S all-time scorers’ list as Tottenham Hotspur were beaten in a 3:2 thriller at Old Traford.
Ronmaldo arrowed in a stunning long-range shot to give the hosts a 12th-minute lead.
Harry Kane’s penalty drew Spurs level on 35th minutes after Alex Telles had handled Dejan Kulusevski’s cross.
Ronaldo restored Man Utd’s lead three minutes later, slotting in Jadon Sancho’s pass following asweeping counter-attack.
Spurs levelled for a second time on the 72nd minutes when Sergio Reguilon’s cross was turned into his own net by Harry Maguire
but with eight minutes remaining, Ronaldo superbly headed in a telles centre to surpass the all-time goals record with his 807th career strike for club and country.
It was also his second Premier League hat-trick, more than 14 years after his first at home to Newcastle United in January 2008.
A first win in three lifts Man Utd to fourth with 50 points
Spurs are five points back in seventh, having played two matches fewer.