Manchester United beat Burnley, lead the standings: Records broken
An incredible volley by Paul Pogba handed Manchester United a 1-0 victory over Burnley in their last Premier League fixture on Tuesday. The win sees United extend their unbeaten run to 11 league games. Notably, the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-managed side has moved atop the Premier League standings for the first time since December 2012. Here are the records broken in the match.
How did the match pan out?
Just after the half-hour mark, Harry Maguire nearly gave United the lead, however, he ran over his defender while meeting a cross, which resulted in a foul. Burnley ward off any danger in the first half and looked sturdy in the following one too. However, a magnificent goal from Pogba in the 71st minute turned out to be the winner for United.
United take the top spot from Liverpool
Manchester United have dethroned reigning champions Liverpool at the top of Premier League table. They (36) are now three points clear of Liverpool. This is the first time United have have managed to do so since their title-winning campaign in 2012/13 under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Pogba, Rashford script these feats
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford helped Pogba score the winner in the game against Burnley. Interestingly, the 23-year-old has now been directly involved in 11 goals in his last 14 Premier League appearances (6 goals, 5 assists). He presently has the joint-fourth-most assists in the ongoing season. On the contrary, this was Pogba's first goal in his last eight games for United (all competitions).
Most goals in final 30 minutes (Premier League 2020/21)
It is interesting to note that United have now scored 16 goals in the final 30 minutes of Premier League games this season. Only Chelsea have managed to register more goals in this phase.
A great performance from everyone: Pogba
Pogba expressed contentment on the result, stating, "We had to keep our heads calm and just focus on ourselves and hope the goal would come. Thankfully, it did come. It was a great performance from everyone, good focus." "There is still a long way to go and we have big games coming up, so we just have to focus on that."