Manchester United go three points clear of Liverpool with win at Burney; Sheffield United finally win a game

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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.

Re-live all the action as it unfolded below.


90' United go top!

And there it is! Paul Pogba's goal gives Manchester United a 1-0 win at Burnley and puts them ahead of Liverpool tonight by three clear points.

90' Still playing at Old Trafford

Into the EIGHTH minute of time added on at the end of Burnley 0-1 United. Ole's boys are almost there...

90' Full time at Goodison!

Everton hang on for a great away win at Wolves, courtesy of Iwobi and Keane's goals. 2-1 it's finished there.

90' Almost over

Into stoppage time at Molineux. Burnley-United is a couple minutes behind, but both games are almost up. Can MUFC and Everton hold on for big wins at the top of the table?

79' Everton back in front!

Andre Gomes whips in a lovely delivery and Michael Keane makes it Wolves 1-2 Everton!

71' Goal United!

Marcus Rashford sets up Paul Pogba to break the deadlock and United are set to go three points clear at the top as it stands!

65' Not much happening

It's been rather listless for the most part at Turf Moor, and still goalless. Wolves-Everton, meanwhile has also peetered out a bit after two early goals.

46' Second half

We're back underway in both games.

45' half-times

Burnley 0-0 Man Utd and Wolves 1-1 Everton: both games go in level at the break.

35' Ball in the net... no goal

Maguire heads home for United, but there was a foul in the build-up. Still 0-0 between Burnley and MUFC.

15' Goal Wolves!

And just like that, the hosts are level through Ruben Neves.

8' Goal Everton!

Our first goal of the two later games comes courtest of Alex Iwobi as the Toffees lead at Wolves. They'll move back into the top four if they hold onto this, but it's early yet.

1' Kick-off x2

And both of those games are underway.

Two more games to go

Kicking off at 8:15 p.m. GMT is a double-bill: Burnley vs. Manchester United, and Wolves vs. Everton.


They did it! Sheffield United finally have their first win of the Premier League season, edging out 10-man Newcastle 1-0 courtesy of a Billy Sharp penalty.

90' Post!

Rhian Brewster's deflected strike is kept out by the post in what would have clinched Sheff Utd's first win of the season. There will be SIX minutes of added time to hold onto this 1-0 lead, however.

85' Final five minutes

Not long for Sheffield to hold on now, but Newcastle have made attacking substitutions in this half and might as well go for it here.

77' Penalty details

The spot-kick was given after the official went to VAR to check for a suspected handball in the area by Fernandez. VAR confirmed it, and the penalty was awarded.

75' Goal Sheffield!

The Blades win a penalty and Billy Sharp converts. They're a goal up and a man up. Can they hold on for three crucial points?

60' Still scoreless on the hour

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.

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