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Man Utd push Norwich to the brink of relegation
May 7, 2016 / 2:39 PM / 2 years ago

Man Utd push Norwich to the brink of relegation

(Reuters) - Manchester United maintained their push for a Champions League place after a Juan Mata goal on Saturday pushed Norwich City to the brink of relegation.

Britain Soccer Football - Norwich City v Manchester United - Barclays Premier League - Carrow Road - 7/5/16 Juan Mata celebrates scoring the first goal for Manchester United Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

The Spanish international midfielder again showed his taste for tormenting the Canaries as he scored his fifth goal against them with his 72nd-minute winner.

Cameron Jerome had Norwich’s best chance with a header only to be denied by the excellent David de Gea but a mistake from Sebastien Bassong allowed Wayne Rooney to burst through and find Mata, who provided an excellent left-foot finish.

In a game of few chances and little excitement, United were left content with a victory that moves them to within one point of fourth-placed Manchester City.

Norwich, though, are plunged into deeper turmoil in 19th place with just two games left.

Reporting by Ian Chadband; Editing by Toby Davis

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