MANCHESTER UNITED went top of the Premier League last night as they continued their fantastic away form with a deserved 1-0 victory at Burnley.
Paul Pogba’s stunning 71st-minute goal earned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men a seventh top-flight win on the road and ensured they went three points clear of reigning champions Liverpool, who they visit on Sunday.
It had looked as if United might be frustrated by hard-working Burnley and the officials as Harry Maguire saw a first-half header ruled out by VAR for what appeared to be the softest of fouls on Erik Pieters.
Luke Shaw, meanwhile, escaped with a booking after a nasty challenge on Johann Berg Gudmundsson during an opening period punctuated by two long VAR reviews.
However, Pogba eventually broke the deadlock with 19 minutes remaining, hitting a superb first-time volley from Marcus Rashford’s cross which deflected past goalkeeper Nick Pope.
It proved enough to hand the visitors a hard-earned win and underline their title credentials.
Meanwhile, Everton moved up to fourth place with a 2-1 success at Wolves.
Alex Iwobi drove Carlo Ancelotti’s team into a sixth-minute lead, only for Ruben Neves to volley a leveller eight minutes later. Michael Keane headed the 77th-minute winner.