Paul Pogba’s second-half strike enough to take Red Devils three points clear of Liverpool
Paul Pogba scored the goal that took Manchester United top of the Premier League table, as they won 1-0 at Burnley.
Pogba met Marcus Rashford’s cross to send a 71st-minute volley through Nick Pope’s legs and into the net with the aid of a deflection.
Man Utd had the better of the chances, with Anthony Martial firing just over before being denied by Nick Pope, while Harry Maguire had a header ruled out for a foul late in the first half.
Burnley twice came close to equalising late on, with substitute Matej Vydra’s effort deflected wide in the 87th minute and James Tarkowski miskicking a golden chance in added time.
United held on to move on to 36 points, three points clear of defending champions Liverpool, whom they play on Sunday.
Burnley stay 16th with 16 points – five above the bottom three.
In the other game of the night, Michael Keane headed the winner to take Everton back into the top four, with a 2-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Keane rose highest in the 77th minute to power home a left-wing cross by Andre Gomes from six yards out to give the Toffees their third consecutive Premier League away victory.
Alex Iwobi had given Everton a sixth-minute lead when he fired home Lucas Digne’s centre from close range.
Ruben Neves levelled for Wolves eight minutes later, when he volleyed in Rayan Ait-Nouri’s left-wing cross.
Neves also hit the outside of a post with a free-kick, but Everton saw out the match safely.
The Toffees move on to 32 points – level with Leicester City and three ahead of fifth-placed Spurs – while Wolves slip to 14th on goals scored behind Crystal Palace.
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