Relentless Stoke hold United to a draw at Bet365

Relentless Stoke hold United to a draw at Bet365

Manchester United failed to maintain their 100 per cent winning record in the league as they were held to a 2-2 draw at the Bet365 Stadium courtesy of a brace from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

The Saturday late kick off game began with both teams starting the game like a house on fire and Stoke City would have taken the lead in the first two minutes but for a timely tackle from Eric Baily.

It was only a matter of time before Stoke broke the deadlock as they constantly found joy down the left of Manchester United’s defence. The first goal came in the 43rd minute off a well worked ball from Mame Biram Diouf who beat his man to put in a delightful ball for Choupo Moting to stab home.

Manchester United however came back into the game almost immediately through a Pogba header which bounced off Rashford into the net to level the scores in the 46th min just before half time.

The second half began in similar fashion as the first, with both teams going all out to attack. Manchester United soon got rewarded with a goal as Lukaku scored his 150th club goal to put the red devils ahead on a second attempt after his first shot was saved by Stoke goalkeeper, Jack Butland.

But like we had in the first half, Stoke equalised through Choupo Moting almost immediately via a header from a corner kick; just after David De Gea made a fine reflex save to deny Jese Rodriguez from levelling the scoreline.

Lukaku had a glorious opportunity to put Man U ahead late in the game but he skied his effort, leaving United with a point. The draw soils United’s 100 per cent win and clean sheet record having previously scored 10 goals, conceding none in the last three games.

Jose Mourinho was however not satisfied with a point as he thinks his team could have won the game.

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