Paul Pogba’s sensational strike sent Manchester United back to the top of the Premier League as a 2-1 victory at Fulham extended their unbeaten away run to a record-equalling 17 matches.
United had slipped below both Leicester City and rivals Manchester City in the prior 24 hours but had a response at Craven Cottage despite trailing again to Ademola Lookman’s early effort on Wednesday.
It was the seventh time Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had conceded first on the road in the league this season, yet goals from Edinson Cavani and, in spectacular fashion, Pogba ensured this encounter ended in the same fashion as the previous six with a United win.
The Red Devils have not lost a league fixture away from Old Trafford in more than a year and their 17-game streak now matches the club’s Premier League benchmark, set in 1999 when Solskjaer was a player under Alex Ferguson.
That sequence stretched across consecutive title-winning campaigns and United will hope to be celebrating again come May, although they were given another scare by Fulham with just five minutes on the clock.