Manchester United took Stoke City this Saturday at the Bet365 Stadium in a hope to reduce the gap between them and top 4 teams in premier league. However their persuit started on a wrong note as Stoke City took the lead in 20th minute thanks to own goal by Juan Mata. United however dominated proceedings afterwards and created chance after chance but failed to capitalize on any of those by halftime. United must win this game to keep themselves in the top 4 race.
Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United Highlights
[ English Premier League – 21 January 2017 ]
19′ 1 – 0 (Own Goal) Juan Mata tried to block Eric Pieters cutin but the ball deflected off Mata and De Gea in the back of the net.
94′ 1 – 1 Wayne Rooney produced a sublime freekick late into the injury time as they snatched a point away from home. He becomes United’s all-time top goal scorer.
The game is suppose to kickoff at traditional saturday 3pm time and match highlights of Manchester United vs Stoke will be available after the game. Goals video and short highlights are usually available immediately after the game..
Jose Mourinho side has won 6 of the last 7 premier league game and a win on Saturday will take them level on points with Manchester City who are playing Tottenham later in the day. Stoke City has turned their season around after difficult start to the season and Mark Hughes will be hoping for 5th home win for the potters who are currently sitting 9th in the table with 27 points..
Preview & Team News Mourinho surprisingly fielded a very strong side against Zorya in midweek Europa League game. Only changes were made in midfield and defense. However we can expect Mourinho to start with Herrera, Pogba in central midfield roles on Sunday Juan Mata to play in no.10 role alongside Rahsford and Lingard while Ibrahimovic to start upfront
Stoke City has started the season in woeful form and yet to register a win so far but Manchester United clash get them an opportunity to do just that and turn their season around.
Predictions: Manchester United can not afford to drop points against Stoke City and we can safely assume that if they were to drop points on tuesday night it won’t be long before Mourinho is incharge of United. I am going with a narrow 2-1 win for United with martial getting on the score-sheet.
Manchester United 1-1 Stoke City Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
45′ [0 – 0] United missed several chances to score in the opening 45 minutes as Stoke held them at Old Trafford. All to play for in second half.
69′ 1 – 0 Anthony Martial came on second half sub to score what looked like the winner for Manchester United.
82′ 1 – 1 Joe Allen scored a scrappy goal to equalize for United.