EPL: Pogba’s brace fires Man Utd into top-four
Paul Pogba scored twice as Manchester United extended their unbeaten start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to 11 games with a 3-0 win at Fulham.
Pogba rifled United into the lead with a devastating near-post finish on 14 minutes before Anthony Martial got in on the act with a brilliant solo effort, reminiscent of Cristiano Ronaldo’s strike at Craven Cottage in 2007.
Fulham started brightly and could have taken the lead through Luciano Vietto and Andre Schurrle, but United’s quickfire goals knocked the wind out of their sails, with Pogba adding a third from the penalty spot midway through the second half.
United were 11 points off the Premier League’s top four when Solskjaer took over, but their 10th victory of his interim tenure has moved them into the top four for the first time since the opening weekend of the season.
Fulham remain second from bottom, seven points from safety with just 12 games remaining.