Stoke City 2-2 Manchester United

Beth Cruz
September 10, 2017

The Cameroon worldwide, signed from Schalke in the summer, opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time - and registered his first goal in Stoke colours.

Choupo-Moting opened the scoring at the bet365 Stadium before Marcus Rashford continued his fine early season form by scoring the equaliser during a frantic end to the first-half. Stoke, meanwhile, move to 10th place and travel to Newcastle next weekend.

But Choupo-Moting's header only allowed United to go level on points with rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. Hughes appeared unhappy and for the second half took off Geoff Cameron for Martins Indi.

FW Anthony Martial, 6 - Put in an excellent ball to Lukaku that should have set up a goal and showed brilliant skill on the left wing to leave Mame Diouf. Sometimes imperious, sometimes shaky, United went behind, took the lead and finally were pulled back by a Stoke who surrendered territory but never the initiative.

On top of that, three of the last five league outings, and two of the last three at the Bet365 Stadium, between these two have ended 1-1 and if you're feeling adventurous, a 1-1 draw in Saturday's late kick off is available at [9.2]. "These days clubs want defenders who are good on the ball rather than ones who can defend", said Ferdinand with the old pro's tired air, although this was precisely the accusation levelled at him when England's most elegant defender wore a Manchester United shirt. Stoke's lead lasts only a matter of 120 seconds.


The Frenchman's shot unintentionally bounced off Marcus Rashford and into the back of the net on the stroke of half-time. The England global knows little about it, but it'll be registered as his goal.

If, as the tritest folklore has it, the real test of a potentially title winning team is whether they can do it on a windy evening at Stoke City, then Manchester United need not make space in their trophy cabinet just yet. The Cameroon global loses his marker Jones and heads the hosts level from a corner. A perfectly timed run by the striker was spotted by Henrik Mkhitaryan, who threaded the ball through to the big Belgian. It looks like it came off his ankle.

JOSE MOURINHO WALKED out of a post-game interview with the BBC after he was quizzed about refusing to shake Mark Hughes' hand at full-time.

José Mourinho handed Ander Herrera his first start of the season, lining his team in a more robust 4-3-3, no doubt hoping to assert greater control in midfield.

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