Manchester United moved three points clear at the top of the Premier Group after a good Paul Pogba objective gave them a 1-0 win over Burnley in Turf Moor on Tuesday.
The victory, in the re-arranged fixture, put United on 36 points from 17 games with rivals Liverpool on 33 points prior to the clash between the two sides at Anfield on Sunday.
The breakthrough came in the 71st minute when Marcus Rashford floated in a ball from the proper which Pogba met with a volley that deflected off Burnley defender Matt Lowton and beat the wrong-footed Nick Pope.
It is the first-time United have been top of the league after 17 video games, since December 2012.
United skipper Harry Maguire had an effort ruled out in the first fifty percent after referee Kevin Good friend ruled he previously pushed Erik Pieters while he rose to mind in a Luke Shaw cross in the back post.
Burnley applied some later pressure and felt they should have had a penalty when the ball appeared to hit Maguire's arm and James Tarkowski had an excellent chance to grab a point for the Clarets but didn't make good contact from a goalscoring location.