Pogba stunner sends Utd top

Pogba arrowed home an unstoppable shot past Fulham keeper Areola to settle the contest in the 65th minute at a windy Craven Cottage

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Paul Pogba struck another crucial blow for Manchester United in the Premier League title race with a stunning second-half strike to put his side back on top of the table with a 2-1 victory at Fulham Wednesday.

The rejuvenated French midfielder arrowed home an unstoppable shot past Fulham keeper Alphonse Areola to settle the contest in the 65th minute at a windy Craven Cottage.

Fulham had actually taken the lead in the fifth minute when Ademola Lookman beat David de Gea with a clinical finish.

But United awoke from their early slumbers and were level after 21 minutes when Areola's fumble allowed Edinson Cavani to convert from a close range.

United suffered a late scare when Aleksandar Mitrovic's header deflected off Eric Bailly by went agonizingly wide but United hung on for an eighth away win of the season.

In doing so they equalled a club record of 17 away top-flight games without defeat, although more significantly it saw them move two points clear of Manchester City to lead the table at the halfway stage for the first time in eight years.

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