Paul Pogba’s second-half volley was enough to give Manchester United victory at Burnley and send them three
points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Manchester United will go to Anfield three points clear of the Premier League champions
United made wholesale changes from the team that started against Watford in the FA Cup on Saturday,
with Eric Bailly the only player to keep his place in the side as he started alongside captain Harry Maguire in
the centre of defence.
Burnley failed to register a single shot on target until stoppage time. But they were struggling to make a
breakthrough until Marcus Rashford picked Pogba out with an excellent cross to the edge of the area.
The Frenchman’s connection was perfect, although it took a deflection off Matthew Lowton to ensure the ball
went past Nick Pope and into the Burnley net.
Although Burnley had three decent chances in a frantic ending, United secured the win to head the table after 17 rounds of matches.
It is the first time that has happened this many games into the season since December 2012, in Sir Alex
Ferguson’s final, title-winning campaign.