Man of the moment! Cristiano Ronaldo breaks record with hat-trick against Tottenham

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Cristiano Ronaldo was Manchester United’s saviour at Old Trafford on Saturday evening, as he scored a hat-trick to ensure Manchester United beat Tottenham 3-2.

12 minutes into the game, Ronaldo made his mark with a stunning strike into the top corner from outside the box.

Tottenham equalised ten minutes before half-time, when Alex Telles handled Dejan Kulusevski’s cross for a penalty. Harry Kane smashed home the resulting spot-kick.

Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t done as he finished off a fine Jadon Sancho assist to make it 2-1.

In the 72nd minute, Harry Maguire put the ball into his own net to level the scores.

However, Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t done, as he completed his hat-trick in the 81st minute to seal a 3-2 win for United.

37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo  (37y & 35d) scored the 59th hat-trick of his club career and also became the second-oldest player in Premier League history to net a treble after Teddy Sheringham in August 2003 (37y & 146d). Ronaldo also recorded his 94th and 95th Premier League goal for Manchester United.