Burnley 0 – 1 Manchester United

Paul Pogba’s volley sends Man united top of the table. United dominated a contest in which Burnley failed to register a single shot on target until stoppage time. 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.

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. Burnley had a decent first half, and an excellent final 10 minutes, but Manchester United’s dominance of the majority of the second period, when Pogba and Fernandes emerged as the game’s outstanding influences, allowed them to seal victory.

I suppose Burnley should probably have had a penalty for a Maguire handball, but then Maguire’s disallowed first-half header should have stood, so it’s all good.

Source – BBC News

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