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Pogba sends United clear at the top with win at Burnley

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Paul Pogba's second-half volley was enough to give Manchester United victory at Burnley and send them three points clear at the top of the Premier League

Manchester United moved three points clear at the top of the Premier League after a Paul Pogba goal gave them a 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday.

The victory, in the re-arranged fixture, put United on 36 points from 17 games with rivals Liverpool on 33 points ahead of the clash between the two sides at Anfield on Sunday.

The breakthrough came in the 71st minute when Marcus Rashford floated in a ball from the right which Pogba met with a volley that deflected off Burnley defender Matt Lowton and beat the wrong-footed Nick Pope.

It is the first time United have been top of the league after 17 games, since December 2012.

United skipper Harry Maguire had an effort ruled out in the first half after referee Kevin Friend ruled he had pushed Erik Pieters as he rose to head in a Luke Shaw cross at the back post.

Burnley applied some late pressure and felt they should have had a penalty when the ball appeared to hit Maguire’s arm and James Tarkowski had a great chance to grab a point for the Clarets but failed to make good contact from a goalscoring position.

Keane seals win for Everton at Wolves

Everton claimed a sixth win from nine away games this season as Michael Keane’s late header earned them a 2-1 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers to move them into fourth spot in the Premier League on Tuesday.

A lively opening saw Alex Iwobi fire Everton in front before Ruben Neves replied for Wolves.

Wolves had looked the more likely winners in a dull second half but Keane’s towering header in the 77th minute sealed maximum points for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

Everton moved into the top four with 32 points from 17 games while Wolves dropped a place to 14th spot with 22.

Sheffield United finally win at 18th attempt

Billy Sharp’s second-half penalty earned Sheffield United a long-awaited first Premier League victory of the season as they deservedly beat Newcastle United 1-0 on Tuesday.

Chris Wilder’s side had failed to win any of their opening 17 matches of the season — the worst start to a Premier League campaign — but finally came good to taste a league victory for the first time since July.

Newcastle, reduced to 10 men when Ryan Fraser was sent off just before halftime, were abject and could have few complaints as their winless league run extended to six matches.

Sheffield United dominated the first half with Dave McGoldrick twice going close and they were eventually rewarded in the 73rd minute when substitute Sharp coolly converted from the spot after Federico Fernandez was adjudged to have knocked the ball away with his hand under pressure from Sharp.

Victory more than doubled Sheffield United’s points tally to five although they remain rock bottom and nine points behind Brighton and Hove Albion who sit one place above the drop zone.

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