Pogba takes Man Utd top of the table



Paul Pogba's second-half strike enough to take Red Devils three points clear of Liverpool

Paul Pogba scored the goal that took Manchester United top of the Premier League table, as they won 1-0 at Burnley.

Pogba met Marcus Rashford's right-wing centre from the edge of the area in the 71st minute.

Man Utd had the better of the chances, with Anthony Martial firing just over before being denied by Nick Pope, while Harry Maguire had a header ruled out for a foul late in the first half.

Burnley twice came close to equalising late on, with substitute Matej Vydra shooting into side-netting in the 87th minute and James Tarkowski miskicking a golden chance from close range in added time.

United held on to move on to 36 points, three points clear of defending champions Liverpool, whom they play on Sunday.

Burnley stay 16th with 16 points – five above the bottom three.