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Martial grabs winner as United squeeze past Burnley

January 20, 2018 GMT
Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (Dave Thompson/PA via AP)
Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (Dave Thompson/PA via AP)

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Anthony Martial scored his third goal in as many Premier League games as second-placed Manchester United won 1-0 at Burnley on Saturday.

It was United’s fourth successive victory while Burnley, who earned a point at Old Trafford on Boxing Day, slipped to its fourth straight loss of 2018.

Jose Mourinho’s team, which is hoping to seal a big-money move for Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez in the next few days, lacked thrust up front early on.

But Martial grabbed the only goal of the game in the 54th minute when Romelu Lukaku held the ball up halfway and shrugged off Burnley defender Ben Mee before setting up the France striker for a shot that went into the net off the bar.