Manchester United top the Premier League table after New Year’s Day for the first time since their last title win back in 2013, with Paul Pogba’s second-half strike securing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side victory at Burnley on Tuesday night.
Captain Harry Maguire had a goal disallowed in the first half and the visitors were beginning to look frustrated before Pogba’s volleyed effort deflected in off Matt Lowton’s leg with 19 minutes remaining at Turf Moor.
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James Tarkowski fluffed a golden chance to equalise for the Clarets before Anthony Martial missed an opportunity of his own at the death and the Red Devils held onto their advantage to come away with all three points.
The result ensures the Red Devils sit three points clear at the top of the English top flight ahead of their crunch match with second-placed Liverpool at Anfield this weekend.
It’s the first time United have claimed top spot in January since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.
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