Manchester United returned to the top of the Premier League after defeating Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Wednesday.
Ademola Lookman beat the offside trap before firing in an angled drive to give Fulham an early lead in the fifth minute.
But for the seventh time away from Old Trafford in 2020-21, United found a winning response – taking their run to 17 games unbeaten away in the Premier League
Fulham goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola dropped Bruno Fernandes’ cross at the feet of Edinson Cavani, and his former Paris St-Germain team-mate poked in from close range the simplest of equalisers in the 21st minute.
Paul Pogba scored a superb winner for United in the 65th minute, firing a superb angled drive across the diving Areola and into the far corner from 20 yards.
The win takes United to 40 points, two more than both Leicester City and Manchester City.
The result leaves Fulham in 18th place, languishing in the relegation zone.
Elsewhere, Manchester City had briefly climbed to the summit of the table on Wednesday following a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium.
Villa’s first team, playing their first game since New Year’s Day because of a coronavirus outbreak at the club, showed no after-effects of their 19-day hiatus and produced a dogged defensive display.
They held out until the 79th minute when City’s Rodri controversially stole the ball off Tyrone Mings and fed Bernardo Silva, who brilliantly fired into the top corner from the edge of the box.
Rodri was offside before he returned to an onside position to challenge Mings and Villa manager Dean Smith was sent off for his protests.
Ilkay Gundogan confirmed the win for the former champions from the penalty spot soon in the 90th minute after Matty Cash handled a Gabriel Jesus header.
City are now second on the log, two points behind Man United with a game in hand. Villa, on the other hand, remain in 11th position.