Paul Pogba was the hero for the new league leaders on Tuesday, while Billy Sharp was the man to save Sheffield United from an unwanted distinction.
Paul Pogba's second-half goal earned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United a tight 1-0 win at Burnley, which moves the Red Devils three points clear of rivals Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.
Pogba's deadlock-breaker, set up by Marcus Rashford, means both English giants have played 17 games apiece in this 38-match race to the trophy, with United now on 36 points to Jurgen Klopp's side's 33.
Meanwhile, Everton also ran out winners on the road after Alex Iwobi and Michael Keane secured a 2-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers, which puts The Toffees into fourth place; though Tottenham and Manchester City in fifth and sixth have played less games.
Ruben Neves cancelled out Iwobi's early opener to make it 1-1 after just a quarter of an hour played, but Keane won the match for the visitors in the second 45.
In the evening's earlier kick-off, Sheffield United finally won their first league contest of the season at the 18th attempt, edging out 10-man Newcastle 1-0 courtesy of Billy Sharp's penalty kick.
On the stroke of half-time, the Magpies had Ryan Fraser sent off for a second bookable offense, and the home side — who had the better chances all game — finally made it count, though they remain bottom of the table with only five points so far.
SUFC's offense has calmed down in this second half, despite the Newcastle sending-off, as the visitors look to defend the clean sheet at all costs under the circumstances. If the home side cannot get three priceless points here, it's a huge missed opportunity to break the barren run.