Manchester United has edged Aston Villa 1-0 to move to the top of the English Premier League football table.
Young Belgian Adnan Januzaj reminded fans of his class as his 29th-minute goal earned his side its second successive win.
The 20-year-old had been linked with a loan move away from Old Trafford but manager Louis van Gaal, who has said he is not for sale, was rewarded after giving the youngster a place in the Premier League side's starting lineup.
Januzaj, who came in for Ashley Young in the only change to the team that beat Tottenham Hotspur last week, ensured that a second 1-0 victory for United, despite another fairly ordinary performance, gave the 20-times champions a maximum six points.
United were offered the chance of a head start over their title rivals with a rare Friday evening kickoff after West Midlands Police requested the change because an English Defence League march is planned in nearby Walsall on Saturday.