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EPL Wrap: Man Utd Go Top, Sheffield Utd Finally Win

EPL Wrap: Man Utd Go Top, Sheffield Utd Finally Win Photo: TT
Manchester United celebrates scoring the opening goal vs Burnley

Manchester United have moved into top spot in the English Premier League for the first time in a long time and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says they’re feeling “very confident”.

In-form Manchester United needed a 71st minute Paul Pogba volleyed goal to edge past struggling Burnley and claim the three points that sees them move three clear of Liverpool.

The Reds don’t play in midweek, meaning United will head into Sunday’s blockbuster between the two sides on top of the table.

“We feel very confident going into games,” Solskjaer said following the win at Turf Moor.

“Away from home we have really done well. We have to believe in ourselves and we do.

“We’ve done a great job, it’s good times. It’s a test against the champions (Liverpool on Sunday) who have been fantastic, a great test for us.”

Pogba’s winner was a well-executed volley from Marcus Rashford’s pass, marking the France international’s second goal of the campaign.

“The goal was top, great execution and style,” the Norwegian. “Paul Pogba really played well tonight.

“It would have been easier for us, we should have got the second goal but we don’t do it the easy way.”

Elsewhere, bottom-placed Sheffield United offered hope of survival with a much-needed 1-0 win over 10-man Newcastle.

Billy Sharp netted a 73rd minute winner from the penalty spot after Ryan Fraser was sent off for a second bookable offence on the stroke of half-time.

Everton moved up to fourth with a 2-1 win away to Wolverhampton.

Ben somerford
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