In other places Brentford and Leeds left it late to claim important victories Burnley and Norwich respectively, while Watford also declared three priceless points after Southampton shot himself in the foot.
This is Mirror Football 10 takeaways from this weekend’s Premier League action…
Ronaldo broke the record
Manchester United 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Where to start other than with the greatest performer himself, Cristiano Ronaldo?
The Portuguese icon scored an incredible hat-trick – the 59th of his remarkable career – to keep United’s fading hopes of the top four alive and make history football.
Ronaldo’s treble saw him total 807 career goals, surpassing Czech legend Josef Bican and becoming the game’s all-time record goalscorer.
United were twice held back by Tottenham at Old Trafford before their iconic No 7 silenced his doubts with his best performance since making the Reds sensational He returned last summer.
Manchester United 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Maguire has become heavy fire in recent weeks but he can do little about an own goal at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The United captain blocked Sergio Reguilon’s pass into his own net as Spurs equalized for the second time, before Cristian Romero’s unflattering celebrations caused him to scream at Maguire.
However, the Reds had the last laugh, as Ronaldo dodged the Argentina defender before heading home.
Salah scared as Liverpool put pressure on Man City
Brighton and Hove Albion 0-2 Liverpool
Liverpool’s trip to the south coast to host Brighton in high form proved far more capable of going straight ahead as they comfortably won 2-0.
The Seagulls caused an almighty disappointment at Anfield earlier in the season, coming back two goals to claim a point, but that looks unlikely to happen on Saturday.
Luis Diaz opened the scoring at AMEX, bravely headed in, before Mohamed Salah scored in a second-half penalty to seal Liverpool’s victory and cut Man’s lead once again. City on the Premier League table down to only three points.
However, the Egyptian came in with a headbutt afterwards, leaving Jurgen Klopp to sweat over the extent of the injury.
Brentford 2-0 Burnley
Saturday’s Premier League fixture has just three games and the other sees Brentford beat Burnley in a crucial battle towards the bottom of the table.
Ivan Toney followed up on his hat-trick against Norwich last weekend with a brace against the Clarets, scoring for the home side after a superb Christian Eriksen cross, before delivering a chilling penalty kick.
A second win on the rotation put Thomas Frank’s side eight points clear of the relegation zone and a significant step closer to securing the Premier League, while the result was another big blow for the Premier League. with Burnley’s hope of survival.
Chelsea luckily escaped death
Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle United
Kai Havertz had a controversial last-minute divine goal in the context of a lackluster Chelsea losing late when seeing off Newcastle.
The German was lucky to escape a yellow card after intercepting Magpies defender Dan Burn with a reckless elbow in the first half.
He then returned to haunt Eddie Howe’s revived side, collecting Jorginho’s ball hovering overhead before guiding it past Martin Dubravka as Chelsea ended a tumultuous week with a contentious win argue.
The Blues can count themselves lucky.
Leeds’ Last Heroes
Leeds United 2-1 Norwich
Leeds appeared to have been punished for not being able to convert some big chances against Norwich at Elland Road when the Canaries got the equalizer in the 91st minute.
Rodrigo had previously opened the scoring for Jesse Marsch’s men, but the whites appeared to have paid the price for their inability to close the game when Kenny McLean slipped home to score a late equalizer.
There was more drama to come, however, as Joe Gelhardt exploited a 95th-minute win after linking up with Raphinha to end Leeds’ six-game losing streak in the Premier League and take them out of the relegation zone. class.
Yarmolenko’s tears for Ukraine
West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa
It was all too much emotion for West Ham’s Andriy Yarmolenko as the Ukrainian paid tribute to his war-torn homeland after scoring the winning goal back.
The winger, who received little training in the pain of watching his country be invaded by RussiaControlled Said Benrahma’s cross with the right wing before quickly finishing from the outside of the left.
Yarmolenko then fell to his knees in tears as he was harassed by teammates during emotional scenes at West Ham’s London Stadium.
Pablo Fornals secured the Hammers all three points in a 2-1 win as Jacob Ramsey hit a belated consolation at Villa, but the afternoon belonged to Yarmolenko and his men. Ukraine.
Everton closer to relegation zone
Everton 0-1 Wolves
Frank Lampard’s initial optimism following his debut Premier League win against Everton quickly faded as the Toffees found themselves in real danger of relegation.
The Merseysiders suffered yet another defeat on Sunday, with a 0-1 loss to Wolves at home, meaning goal difference was the only reason they failed to secure a spot in the Premier League. group of three teams at the bottom of the Premier League table.
Everton face a difficult streak on paper and the prospect of their first relegation from the English top flight since 1951 is increasingly becoming a possibility.
God’s gift for Watford important victory
Southampton 1-2 Watford
Watford were given a Premier League lifesaver at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon when astonishing Southampton shot themselves in the foot.
Several kamikaze defenses from the Saints, which had to be witnessed to be believed, saw Cucho Hernandez humorously foul to score the first of two well-executed shots.
Mohamed Elyounoussi took solace for the hosts, but it was not enough as Roy Hodgson Hornets claimed only their second win in 18 games to provide a glimmer of hope.
Lacazette lifts Gunners as Leicester pay the penalty
Arsenal 2-0 Leicester City
Alexandre Lacazette’s future may still be unresolved but there’s no doubt he’s applying for Arsenal.
The Gunners forward scored the goal his recent performance deserved, he took a penalty to complement Thomas Partey’s earlier effort and sealed a 2-0 win. before Leicester.
Kasper Schmeichel is adamant that the French striker should have seen his penalty kick taken after a short pause in his run, but his disappointment was worth it. should have been aimed at Foxes defender Caglar Soyuncu, who had to pay a penalty for his reckless handing.
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