Keane’s header gives Everton a combat victory over Wolverhampton; Atletico continue to ride in LaLiga.

Manchester United are up three points ahead of the Premier League after a Paul Pogba goal gave them a 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday.

The win, in the revamped game, put United on 36 points in 17 games with rivals Liverpool 33 points clear of the two sides’ clash at Anfield on Sunday.

The breakthrough came in the 71st minute when Marcus Rashford floated into a ball from the right which Pogba encountered with a volley that deflected Burnley defender Matt Lowton and beat the wrong foot Nick Pope.

This is the first time United have led the league after 17 games since December 2012 and the win was their seventh in eight games away from Old Trafford.

“It’s very difficult to play here,” said Pogba, who had another good performance down the center midfield.

“They have a very strong style of play and we knew it would be difficult. We had to keep our heads calm and just focus on ourselves and hope that the goal would come and have come. It was a great performance from everyone, good concentration.

“There is still a long way to go and we have some big games to play so we need to focus on that.”

United skipper Harry Maguire had an effort ruled out in the first half after referee Kevin Friend decided he had pushed Erik Pieters as he rose for the lead in a cross from Luke Shaw in the rear post.

United should have wrapped up the win in the dying minutes but Anthony Martial, on goal, was denied by the Pope’s legs.

Everton have claimed a sixth win in nine away games this season as Michael Keane’s late header earned them a 2-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers to place him in fourth place.

Animated opening

A lively opening saw Alex Iwobi pull Everton ahead before Ruben Neves answered for Wolves.

Wolves had seemed the most likely winner in a lackluster second half, but Keane’s imposing 77th-minute header sealed the maximum points for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid once again proved their credentials as they beat Sevilla in form 2-0 at home on Tuesday to score four points clear at the top of the table.

Atletico got off to a perfect start when Angel Correa received a pass from right-back Kieran Trippier’s return and took Sevilla by surprise with a shot that bounced off the near post to give them the lead in the 17th minute.

Midfielder Saul Niguez effectively clinched the victory with a resounding effort from the edge of the box in the 76th to score his first goal of the season and doom Sevilla to a first loss in 10 games in all competitions.

The victory took Atletico to 41 points after 16 games, four ahead of second-placed Real Madrid who played 18.

The results: Premier League: Burnley 0 lost to Manchester United 1 (Pogba 71); Sheffield United 1 (Sharp 73-pen) at Newcastle 0; Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 (Neves 14) lost to Everton 2 (Iwobi 6, Keane 77).

The league: Granada 2 (Suarez 22, Herrera 46-og) by Osasuna 0; Atletico Madrid 2 (Correa 17, Saul Niguez 76) bt Sevilla 0.

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