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PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND-UP: United Go Top, As Iwobi Scores in Everton Win

Manchester United played their outstanding game on Tuesday night, when they took on Burnley at Turf Moor.

United’s desire to topple Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table paid off as they left it late to claim all three points against a very resolute Burnley side.

Paul Pogba started and finished off a fine move in the 71st minute to claim all the points.

The win puts United three points ahead of Liverpool before they visit Anfield in the first of this season’s Northwest Derby. It is also the first time United will be atop the Premier League table at the end of the day since their title-winning campaign in 2013, during Sir Alex Ferguson’s last year at the club.

SHEFFIELD UNITED GETS FIRST WIN

Sheffield United were the surprise package last season when they finished just outside the top six. However, this term, things have so far gone south for Chris Wilder’s men.

Before now, United has lost 15 games, and drawn 2 out of 18 games this season, as they sit rooted to the bottom of the table.

Newcastle United had themselves to blame after Fraser was sent off in the first half of the game. But even with numerical advantage, Sheffield struggled to convert their chances.

It took a penalty conceded by Fernandez’s handball, that was converted by Billy Sharp in the 73rd minute for Sheffield to end their 21 game winless run in all competitions.

IWOBI SCORES IN EVERTON’S WIN AT WOLVES

Everton travelled to the South Coast to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers, with no Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the side.

But the Merseysiders wasted no time getting on the scoresheet after James Rodriguez crossed the ball to Luca Digne, who laid the ball perfectly for Owobi to slot it home from the edge of the box in the 6th minute.

However the leader lasted just for 8 minutes, after Ruben Neves pounced on a loose ball to punish Everton.

The game remained fairly even after then, with both sides attacking with utmost caution, until the 77th minute when Michael Deane headed home a sumptuous Gomez cross to take the game beyond Wolves, who were the better side on the night.

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