EPL: Hard-earned victory sends United to tabletop for the first time in 7 years
Manchester United, following their victory against Burnley on Tuesday, climbed to the top of the Premier League table and are three points clear after 17 games for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement after the 2012/2013 season, which also happened to be SAF’s last title-winning campaign.
A lone goal was just enough to help United make the mark, and after an eventful yet goalless first half, which saw a Maguire header get disallowed and maintained dominance in the second half. Paul Posir gba finally found the back of the net in the 71st minute with a resounding volley off a Marcus Rashford pass.
Although Burnley, who had failed to register a shot on target, had three good chances in a heated last 30 minutes, United held on till the end.
Ole Gunnar’s men will be looking to extend their lead when they take on title defenders Liverpool in a highly anticipated top table cracker at Anfield on Sunday.