At 37 years, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a sensational hat-trick as Manchester United beat Tottenham 3-2 to secure a crucial win in the Premier League.
Ronaldo headed home in his side’s match-winner to claim three huge points as the race for fourth place hots up.
The Portuguese superstar opened the scoring in outrageous fashion, bagging a long-range screamer in the 12th minute.
Harry Kane levelled from the spot, with Ronaldo restoring Man United’s lead after Jadon Sancho brilliantly picked him out.
In the 72nd minute, Harry Maguire scored an own-goal to make it 2-2 – with Man United’s No.7 popping up with a late winner.
He rose the highest and planted a header into the back of the net to complete his first Man United hat-trick since returning to Old Trafford last summer and score his 807th career goal.
Jurgen Klopp faces an anxious wait over Mohamed Salah’s fitness after Liverpool closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to three points with a 2-0 win against Brighton on Saturday.
Luis Diaz opened the scoring in the first half and Salah netted with a penalty after the interval at the Amex Stadium.
Klopp’s side have won their last eight league games, keeping the pressure on City, with the champions playing at Crystal Palace on Monday.
Salah has reached 20 goals in a Premier League season for the fourth time, with his latest strike coming at just the right time amid his tense contract negotiations.
Brentford’s in-form striker Ivan Toney scored a brace to bring up five goals in his last two Premier League games, as the promoted side beat struggling Burnley 2-0 to move further away from the relegation zone.
Toney, who netted a hat-trick in Brentford’s 3-1 win over Norwich City last time out, headed in a superb left-footed cross from playmaker Christian Eriksen to put his team ahead in the 85th minute.
His second goal in stoppage time was a powerful penalty following a foul by centre back Nathan Collins, who was shown a straight red card for a clumsy tackle inside the penalty area.
The result moved Brentford nine points above the drop zone in a boost to their quest to remain in the English top-flight while Burnley crashed to their third straight defeat.