Stoke City 2-1 Manchester United: Adam brace sinks United

Posted on February 02, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Stoke City   8 Comments »
Stoke City's Charlie Adam scored against Manchester United in the Premier League at the Britannia
Charlie Adam hit a screamer to give Stoke City the win over Manchester United

Manchester United lost to Stoke City for the first time in the league since boxing day 1984, a fixture so long ago, Mark Hughes started up top alongside Frank Stapleton. The defeat heaps more misery on David Moyes, who was defiant after the game exclaiming that United were ‘unlucky’ to lose the match. The visitors lost Jonny Evans early on and Phil Jones just before half time, which meant that Michael Carrick had to shift to centre half alongside Chris Smalling. Wayne Rooney was forced to drop deep in midfield and was unlucky to not find the back of the net from a late freekick following a glorious save from Begovic.

Here we discuss the talking points from the game and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Stoke City vs. Manchester United view from the oppo

Posted on February 01, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Stoke City   No Comments »
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, right, and Stoke City's Geoff Cameron in the Premier League
Wayne Rooney and Geoff Cameron clash in the 3-2 Manchester United victory earlier in the season

Manchester United travel to Stoke City this afternoon looking to build on the 2-0 win over Cardiff City mid week. United have a pretty good record at the Britannia Stadium, having never lost there in the Premier League era. You would have to go back to Boxing Day 1984 to record a Stoke City win the league, although this was at Stoke’s Victoria Ground.

Mark Hughes is under pressure to pick up results, with the home side not winning a league match since beating Aston Villa 2-1 just before Christmas and falling into the relegation dog fight. Stoke City are without Steven Nzonzi, who was sent off in the 1-0 defeat against Sunderland.

David Moyes welcomed back Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney to the first team squad the other night, and with the addition of Juan Mata from Chelsea, United will be looking for a repeat result of the 3-2 victory earlier in the season at Old Trafford. United are without Nemanja Vidic, who is still suspended from his lunge on Eden Hazard in the 3-1 defeat against Chelsea, and Rio Ferdinand who is still injured. Michael Carrick will face a late fitness test, whilst Nani is out for a month.

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Manchester United vs. Stoke City view from opposition

Posted on October 26, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Stoke City   No Comments »
Michael Owen shakes hands with Manchester United's Wayne Rooney after Stoke's match at Old Trafford
Wayne Rooney scored in the 4-2 victory over Stoke City last season.

An old hero returns today as Manchester United take on Stoke City in the Premier League in what is a must win game for the home side. Mark Hughes, who made more competitive appearances for United than Bryan Robson and Jack Rowley, will be hoping that this is the fixture that Stoke City beat Manchester United at Old Trafford as the last time was a 1-0 victory way back in April 1976.

Stoke lie in 16th place at present and will be hoping to move away from the relegation zone, with Norwich only a point behind them. The visitors are confident that Ryan Shawcross and Geoff Cameron will be available, whilst for United; both Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck are out injured. Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic could return, despite the promising partnership of Jones and Evans midweek against Real Sociedad.

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Stoke City 0-2 Manchester United: van Persie celebrates in style

Posted on April 14, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Stoke City   2 Comments »
Robin van Persie celebrates
Robin van Persie celebrates with Sir Alex Ferguson following his goal for Manchester United

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Manchester United edged closer to an unprecedented twentieth league title with a 2-0 victory over relegation-threatened Stoke City. Michael Carrick netted a early toe poked goal from a corner, whilst Robin van Persie scored a second half penalty and celebrated with manager Sir Alex Ferguson on the sideline. United dominated proceedings from the start with Stoke City having limited opportunities, although Nemanja Vidic was lucky not to give away a penalty after slipping over and bringing down Kenwyne Jones in the process. Manchester United are now fifteen points clear, with six games to go – although Manchester City have a game in hand, with Stoke City three points above the drop. Here we discuss the talking points of the game and invite comments from both sets of fans.

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Man United 4-2 Stoke City – excitement, maturity and a genius

Posted on October 21, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Stoke City   7 Comments »

Michael Owen shakes Wayne Rooney’s hand

Authors: Stretford_End and Doron

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Normal football interrupted the international break and Stoke visited Old Trafford to try to end a barren run of results in the red part of Manchester. United’s last game had seen them win confidently at Newcastle but many days had passed since then and plenty of players have been with their countries so while on paper this looked like a home-banker, things are never that simple. With Chelsea winning at Spurs in the early kick off the pressure was on United to get the win and keep the gap at just four points. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Man United vs. Stoke City match preview – stick with a diamond or twist to width?

Posted on October 19, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Stoke City   7 Comments »

Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring against Stoke

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In a strange turn of events, United actually play a game at 3pm this Saturday. It’s felt like an age since the surprisingly fluid and dominant win up in Newcastle – a real shame given some rhythm was much needed. Stoke are the visitors and United’s record against them is good, they’ve not won at Old Trafford for over 36 years. Mind you, we all remember what happened last time a team came to Old Trafford with a similar record. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Talking Points: Manchester United 2-0 Stoke City

Posted on February 02, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik, Stoke City   6 Comments »

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Manchester United won their third Premier League game on the spin, having beaten Arsenal and Bolton recently, with a 2-0 victory over Stoke City. Javier Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov converted two penalties for the Champions, who are now level on points with league leaders Manchester City. United were missing Wayne Rooney, Phil Jones and Ashley Young – to name a few – but still managed a 33rd league win over Stoke City. United also managed to give a league debut to a young goalkeeper.

Here we discuss the talking points of the game and invite Stoke fans to join in the discussion below.

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Talking points: Stoke City 1 – 1 Manchester United

Posted on September 25, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Sleepy Nik, Stoke City   6 Comments »

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United’s 100% league start to the season came unstuck at The Brittania as a bullish Stoke side held United to a draw. United, despite taking the lead were possibly lucky to even get a draw – crucial saves by De Gea and misses from Crouch kept the score level. There was bad news before the game had even started as Rooney, Carrick and Evans were all late withdrawals through injury – only to be followed by Hernandez ten minutes into the game. Eight first team players are now out injured and the squad will be well and truly tested over the next few weeks.

The general post-match feeling was that it was a point gained for United rather than two dropped – that could have been so different had a few key moments panned out in United’s favour, but it was not to be. Here we discuss some of the key talking points from the game and welcome discussion from both United and Stoke fans.

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Match preview: Stoke City vs. Manchester United

Posted on September 23, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Stoke City   No Comments »

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Others have visited the The Britannia Stadium and crumbled; some have moaned about a physical challenge and a not-so-beautiful type of football; not Man United though. United are looking for a seventh straight league win over Stoke though and instead of criticising Stoke’s different style of play, the manager and the players have been complimentary and warned that this should be considered as one of the hardest away games of the season.

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Tactical view – Fletcher and wide play key to United beating Stoke

Posted on January 04, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Stoke City, Tactics   No Comments »

Fletcher

Despite as Yolkie describes in his match report a “laboured” win over Stoke for me there were two key reasons why United won. Firstly, Darren Fletcher and secondly United’s successful wide play.

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