Top five stats from Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Stoke: Carrick and van Persie feature

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Following Manchester United's 1-1 Premier League draw with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.

Stoke City and Manchester United shared the points in a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium on Thursday. Ryan Shawcross and Radamel Falcao scored the goals, but there was little to choose between the two Premier League sides.

Here are the top five statistics from the Red Devils' New Year's Day encounter:

1 - Michael Carrick has provided his first Premier League assist since Boxing Day 2012. The England international fashioned just a single key pass against the Potters, while completing 89% of his 73 attempted passes.

  TeamCompetitionKey PassesAssistsAppearances
Michael Carrick Man Utd Premier League 4 1 11

17 - United's Robin van Persie made just 17 touches in 90 minutes against Stoke. In comparison, Falcao made 40 touches in 64 minutes. The Dutchman received possession on fewer occasions than any other player who started the match.

  TeamTouchesMinutes Played
Falcao Man Utd 41 64
Robin van Persie Man Utd 16 90

53 - Peter Crouch now has 53 Premier League assists, moving him level with Robin van Persie. The former England international's outing saw him create the opening goal within two minutes, with his header picking out Ryan Shawcross in the six-yard-box. 

10 - This result sees Manchester United record their third consecutive victory, extending the club's unbeaten run to 10 games. Stoke are now unbeaten in three league matches. 

  TeamKey PassesAssistsMinutes Played
Marko Arnautovic Stoke 6 0 81
Juan Mata Man Utd 2 0 90
Michael Carrick Man Utd 1 1 90
Peter Crouch Stoke 1 1 90
Mame Biram Diouf Stoke 1 0 90

6 - Stoke's Marko Arnautovic emerged as the match's most creative player, having fashioned an impressive six goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates. Juan Mata came closest for United, having crafted just two key passes.

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