Preview - Stoke vs Man Utd 9 Sep

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Stoke vs Man Utd

Kevin Wimmer, a deadline transfer signing from Tottenham, could feature following Ryan Shawcross' back injury. He could go up against Marcus Rashford, who will be on Jose Mourinho's mind following his match-winning heroics for England. United, the only side in the division to have a 100% winning record, have not won in their last four league visits here since Sir Alex Ferguson called it quits in 2013. Both meetings ended in draws last season. The assist-making machine Henrikh Mkhitaryan has five assists so far and will be looking to match the exploits of Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas, who have six of those after four EPL games. Romelu Lukaku is hoping to get onto the scoresheet again, having missed a penalty against Leicester.

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Sep 10, 2017, 08:28 PM Last Edit: Sep 10, 2017, 08:49 PM by Bensergi
Match Stats:

  • Stoke 2-2 Man Utd
  • Shots: 10-18
  • Possession: 37%-63%
  • Corner kicks: 5-11


Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice as Stoke City ended Manchester United's 100% start to the season.

The summer signing broke the deadlock on 43 minutes at the bet365 Stadium, converting Mame Biram Diouf's cross for the first goal United had conceded in 2017/18.

But Marcus Rashford immediately equalised, deflecting in Paul Pogba's header.

After the break, Romelu Lukaku made it 2-1 with his fourth goal of the campaign, following up after Jack Butland had saved his first shot.

It was Stoke's turn to reply. Moments after David De Gea's heroics had denied Jese, Choupo-Moting headed in Xherdan Shaqiri's cross.

Butland's stoppage-time save from Kurt Zouma's header kept United to a point that put them back top on goal difference. Stoke climb to 10th.


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