Pogba Winner Against Fulham Sends Man United Top Of Table
Paul Pogba scored a superb winner as Manchester United reclaimed top spot in the Premier League by coming from behind for a club-record equalling away win at Fulham.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s in-form team started the match third in the table after 24 hours of chopping and changing at the summit.
United were forced to dig deep after Ademola Lookman beating the offside trap punished them for an untidy start before Edinson Cavani pulled them level with a poacher’s goal later in the first half.
On the hour mark, Pogba stepped up to decide the contest, firing a superb angled drive across the diving Areola and into the far corner from 20 yards.
The France international has come in for criticism at times this season but received nothing but praise from his manager after his winner.
“I am very happy with his performances,” said Solskjaer.
“I know what he can do. He does everything. Now he is putting all the elements together in his performances and it is great to see.”
The win takes United to 40 points, two more than both Leicester and Manchester City, who had briefly taken top spot from the Foxes with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday. It also equalled the club record of 17 Premier League away game without defeat set by the treble-winning side of 1999.