🦁 Pogba stunner sends Man Utd top; City win it late v Villa

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

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Both Manchester clubs spent some time at the top of the Premier League during the course of Wednesday night.

Here’s how it all went down …

Fulham 1-2 Manchester United

Scorers: Lookman 5′; Cavani 21′, Pogba 65′.

Manchester United moved back to the top of the Premier League after a stunning goal from Paul Pogba led them to a 2-1 win over Fulham.

The hosts had taken the lead when Ademola Lookman fired home from inside the box after being found by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were then denied a penalty when it appeared Fred had been fouled by Ruben Loftus-Cheek but equalised minutes later when Edinson Cavani tapped home after Alphonse Areola had spilled a cross into his path.

United were struggling to break down the Cottagers before Pogba stepped up and fired the winner with a stunning left-footed curler from 25 yards out.

Fulham were inches away from snatching a point when Aleksandar Mitrović’s header deflected off Eric Bailly and glanced the post in the dying minutes.

Premier League

Manchester United

Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa

Scorers: Bernardo Silva 79′, Gündoğan PEN 90′.

Manchester City went top of the Premier League for the first this season after overcoming a spirited Aston Villa side 2-0 at the Etihad.

Bernardo Silva was denied by a stunning save from Emi Martínez in the fourth minute as the hosts dominated the first half without reward.

Pep Guardiola might’ve started to believe it wasn’t his night when João Cancelo hit the bar, and there will be concerns as Kevin De Bruyne had to leave the pitch injured after 60 minutes.

However, the hosts found the breakthrough when Silva burst into the penalty area and powered a left-footed shot into the top corner 11 minutes from time.

Villa manager Dean Smith was sent off for what appears to have been an aggressive reaction to Rodrí being offside in the build-up to the goal and his misery was compounded by İlkay Gündoğan’s 90th minute penalty.

Premier League

Manchester City
Aston Villa

Thursday’s game

Liverpool v Burnley (20:00 GMT)