Thursday, January 21, 2021

Man. United tops EPL table for first time in three years

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Paul Pogba took Manchester United to the top of the Premier League for the first time in three years as his deflected winner saw off a dogged Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor yesterday.

United now leads defending champions Liverpool by three points ahead of a top-of-the-table clash between the two most successful sides in English football history at Anfield on Sunday.

Despite continued speculation over his future, Pogba has played an increasingly important role in United’s first serious title challenge since legendary former manager Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have now taken 29 from the last possible 33 points to recover from just two wins in their opening six games of the season.

Burnley had chances to equalise later on but Eric Bailly diverted Matej Vydra’s shot just wide before Maguire escaped claims for a penalty for handball.