Stoke City 2-1 Manchester United: Adam double gives Potters much-needed win

Stoke City 2 - 1 Manchester United

  • 38" Michael Carrick (og)
  • 47" Robin van Persie
  • 52" Charlie Adam

Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Attendance: 26,547

Stoke Britannia Stadium

Stoke City beat Manchester United 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium earlier today.

Any buzz from the arrival of Juan Mata quickly wore off as Manchester United lost 2-1 at Stoke City.

Charlie Adam gave the hosts the lead with a free-kick seven minutes before half-time, his shot deflected in off Michael Carrick. But Robin van Persie made it two goals in two games since his return from injury, leveling after a through-ball from Mata.

But Adam put Stoke ahead again almost immediately, his 25-yard strike flying into the top corner.

United suffered a double injury blow, with both Jonny Evans and Phil Jones taken off, and United were ultimately made to pay for their make-shift back-line.

There was still time for Rooney to force an impressive save from Asmir Begovic in injury-time, but the hosts held on for a much-needed victory over the reigning but faltering champions.

Statistics

Stoke City

Manchester United

Possession

37.7%
62.3%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Stoke City

  • Asmir Begovic
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Geoff Cameron
  • Erik Pieters
  • Marc Wilson
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Marko Arnautovic
  • Charlie Adam
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Peter Crouch

Substitutes

  • Marc Muniesa
  • Thomas Sørensen
  • Ryan Shotton
  • Oussama Assaidi
  • John Guidetti
  • Stephen Ireland
  • Wilson Palacios

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Chris Smalling
  • Patrice Evra
  • Jonny Evans
  • Phil Jones
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Juan Mata
  • Michael Carrick
  • Ashley Young
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Robin van Persie

Substitutes

  • Darren Fletcher
  • Javier Hernández
  • Rafael
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Luis Antonio Valencia

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