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  • Updated: January 20, 2021

EPL: Pogba Fires Man Utd To League Top Again

EPL: Pogba Fires Man Utd To League Top Again

Paul Pogba stunner fires Manchester United from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 and reclaim the Premier League lead on Wednesday, ending Manchester City's short stay at the top.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's in-form team started the match third in the table after 24 hours of chopping and changing at the summit of the English top flight.

But United -- unbeaten on the road in league games for a year -- had to repeat their regular party trick this season of recovering from a deficit.

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The United midfielder unleashed a majestic strike against Fulham. It was his goal at Burnley that sent United top of the table, it’s his goal at Craven Cottage that ensures United return to the summit of the Premier League.

Ademola Lookman punished the visitors for an untidy start before Edinson Cavani pulled them level with a poacher's goal from close range.

Pogba -- back in the starting line-up in recent weeks after a spell on the periphery of Solskjaer's team -- put United in front with a stunning left-foot curling effort from just outside the area in the second half.

The Premier League race is shaping up to be a thriller, with just eight points separating United from seventh-placed West Ham and a number of teams hitting their stride at the same time.

United knew they had to respond after City beat Aston Villa 2-0 earlier on Wednesday to leapfrog Leicester, who topped the table after their 2-0 win against Chelsea the previous evening.

But the defensive discipline shown by the Red Devils in their goalless draw against Liverpool on Sunday was absent in the early minutes and they paid the price.

United were punished in the fifth minute when Lookman sprang the offside trap, collecting a ball over the top from Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa.

The forward had time to pick his spot and gave Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea no chance, striking the ball into the bottom corner with his right foot.

United's defenders looked stunned but Aaron Wan-Bissaka had played him onside.

Defeat for Fulham leaves them third from bottom, four points behind Burnley.

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