French international Paul Pogba lone goal earned Manchester United victory at Burnley and send them three points clear at the top of the Premier League on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021.
Pogba’s volley took a deflection off Matthew Lowton to ensure the ball went past keeper Nick Pope and into the Burnley net in the 71st minute.
“I’m very pleased of course. Any time you get three points you are happy. We had to dig in and earn it and we did. The goal was top, with great execution, and style. Paul Pogba really played well tonight,” said United manager Ole Gunnar Solskajaer.
This is the first time Manchester United have ended the day top of the Premier League table, having played as many as 17 games, since the final day of their title-winning campaign in 2012-13 under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United have kept their first away clean sheet of the season in the Premier League, conceding 11 goals in their previous seven matches on the road in this campaign.
Burnley have scored just one goal in their past 10 home league games against Manchester United, compared to 20 in their previous 10 games versus the Red Devils at Turf Moor.
Burnley failed to get a single shot on target against United, the second time they’ve not found the target in a Premier League game this season – the other against Chelsea in October.
Next Manchester United play Liverpool on Sunday, January 19th, in a top-of-the-table clash at Anfield.