Man United beat Fulham 2-1, back atop EPL; City beat Aston Villa 2-0

Paul Pogba scored a long-range winner for the second time in a week as Manchester United came from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 and move back to the top of the Premier League on Wednesday.

Pogba created space for himself just outside the corner of the penalty area and bent a powerful shot past Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and into the far corner of the net in the 65th minute.

Fulham had taken the lead in the sixth minute when Ademola Lookman slotted home after beating United’s offside trap and running clean through, only for Edinson Cavani to capitalize on a mistake from Areola to bring the visitors level.

Leicester — by beating Chelsea on Tuesday — and Manchester City — with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa hours before kickoff of the Fulham-United match — had moved to the summit in the past 24 hours, but United responded to pull two points clear and tie the club record of 17 Premier League away games without defeat, which was set by the treble-winning side of 1999.

Fulham slipped to a second straight loss, with its winless run now stretching back eight games to leave the team four points from safety.

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