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Stoke City vs Manchester United Live Score and Commentary

Stoke City
FT
1 - 1
Manchester United
Mata (OG) 19'
90'+4' W. Rooney
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STOKE CITY 1 - 1 MANCHESTER UNITED.

Wayne Rooney. Wayne. Rooney.

Wayne Rooney. What a goal. 

But that's two dropped points from both managers' perspective - Hughes was a  minute away, while with Liverpool losing to Swansea, Mourinho's men could have seriously gained some ground on the five teams ahead of them. 

It was an incredibly entertaining match to cover - thank you for reading!

Anirudh Menon signing out. 

Toodle-ooo!
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That's that and PEEP! PEEP! goes Clattenburg.
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95' Ngoy tries to seize back the initiative as he puts it for Crouch, but Jones does well to clear it. 
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94' GOAAL! GOAL! GOAL! ROOOOOONEY! TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY AND WHAT A WAY TO GET TO THE MILESTONE! HE CURLS IT IN FROM AN INCREDIBLY TIGHT ANGLE
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93' Rashford accelerates between Johnson and Allen and gets pulled down at the edge of the box. Rooney stands over the freekick.  
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92' Jones tries a pass that is way too ambitious for him - and the ball runs out behind Grant's goal. Stoke's supporters are in full voice as their team looks like they will hang on.
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91' Well and truly into Fergie time, Rashford plays in a BEAUTIFUL ball that sees no one attack it at the far post. As unlucky as they have been with the referee's whistle, they have been lethargic in their movement. 
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90' FIVE MINUTES ADDED ON. 
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89' Rooney looks like he is a notch or two BELOW everyone around him as he gives the ball away with another loose touch. Incredibly saddening to see a man of that quality trudge along with such mediocrity.
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88' Rashford shows the impetuousness of youth as he fouls Glen Johnson nears Stoke's goal. Story of the day for Mourinho's men... so far.
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87' OH MY! WHAT A SHOT! Lingard hammers it at goal from twenty yards out, but the ball clatters off the cross bar! What a shot that was!
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86' Nothing is going United's way here as Rooney misplaces a simple enough return ball to Valencia.  
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84' Valencia extricates himself out of trouble with a backheel of superb calmness before Herrera releases Pogba. The Frenchman gallops in and has a pop at goal, but its a horrible effort. 
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83' The corner is cleared, but Stoke are hanging on to the ball with some neat little passing of their own. 
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82' Rashford is United's most exciting player by a country mile. The man pings it in, and Arnatouvic misses it - from the corner... it looks Shawcross handled that!! But Clattenburg dismisses more vociferous appeals from United. At the other end Jones does SUPERBLY to head the ball away from a lurking Peter Crouch - if Stoke nab a second, this game is well and truly over!
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81' Zlatan tries to play in Rooney but the Englishman is on his heels, and Martins Indi clears with relative ease. 
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80' Aye Aye Aye Wayne Rooney. Manchester United plays some very pretty football to release Valencia down the wing and he finds with Lingard with a great cross in. The winger nudges it down to Rooney - but the great man could hardly have got a worse connection on that.
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79' Pogba finds Zlatan with a brilliant ball into the far post, and the Swede tries to head it down to Rooney, but Martins Indi scraps it clear. From the corner Blind's shot is blocked, before Herrera's smack at goal is well held by Grant. 
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78' Stoke are getting a touch too physical for my taste here - you can be rest assured Mourinho will have a word or two to say about that.  
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77' Lingard tries to find Rooney this time, but Pieters holds strong and bundles Rooney off the ball. Paul Pogba has a pop - with tremendous venom - but it's well wide.
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76' UFF! UFF! UFF! Rooney skips past Pieters 2008 style before pinging it into Zlatan. The Swede tries to kung fu it in, but misses completely. The ball falls to Rashford, but the youngsters attempted finding of the top corner only finds the row of seats just above the Stoke goal.
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75' The ball is still United's though and Wayne Rooney almost finds Lingard with a searching through ball. The Substitutions have had their effect and United look so much more lively now. 
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74' Rashford is such an injection of adrenaline isn't he. He turns Johnson inside and out before feeding Pogba - and the world's most expensive footballer wins a corner kick... Rooney takes it, but nothing comes off it. 
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72' Substitution as the ineffectual Mkhitaryan makes way for the live-blog-friendly Jesse Lingard. Meanwhile Shaqiri is taken of for Belgian youngster Ngoy. 
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71' Valencia swings it in, as he always does, but Martins Indi gets in front of the onrushing Pogba - meanwhile Arnautovic sits on the ball and for a reason that only Clattenburg can reason out - he waves play on. 
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68' Shaqiri sticks it in, and Crouch almost wins the header!! United look a little rickety at the back - and it takes an acrobatic Jones clearance to keep Shaqiri from finding Arnautovic. 
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67' United look utterly static, and Valencia's ball to Mkhitaryan cannot be kept in by the Armenian. Lingard is warming up - United need some off-the-ball running here.  
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66' Shaqiri has A CHANCE!! But Smalling holds firm to keep the Swiss-Albanian at bay. United continue to pile on the pressure, this time with their captain urging them on 
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65' Herrera slips in Mkhitaryan but the Armenian's shot is meek. Wayne Rooney meanwhile comes on for Mata - who has had a horrible game. The Englishman is on some sort of milestone, I can't quite recollect what.  
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63' Rashford and Zlatan play a one two and Shawcross takes OUT Rashford with a rugby tackle of a challenge. The ref just waves play on. INCREDIBLY POOR OFFICIATING from Clattenburg. 
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62' Pieters gets a yellow for diving - and Adam gets taken off for Afellay. Shawcross does brilliantly to power away from the attentions of Zlatan and pick up Shaqiri...but Stoke lose possession as Herrera puts in an excellent tackle. United move forward...
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61' Rashford ghosts past Johnson like the right back is Not there, but his pull back is easily cleared by Adam - who then picks a  fight with Pogba. 
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60' Pogba slips the ball between Johnson's legs and Pieters deflects it away from Mata's path. BUT HE CLEARLY USED HIS RIGHT HAND THERE!! The United players are apocalyptic with rage. 
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59' Mkhitaryan does his thing and powers into the box before laying it back to Valencia who curls it in - Johnson heads it away as Rashford lurks behind him. The corner comes to nothing, but United have the ball...  
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58' Pogba plays in Zlatan with a nice little ball, but.... the big Swede's caught offside.. just. 
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57' United create all sorts of bother in the Stoke box with a Blind set-piece, but the Potters somehow clear it. Rashford has now slipped on the let hand side and Mkhitaryan has moved inside. 
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56' Substitution for Mourinho as Fellaini is taken off for Rashford - who's plan B now?
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55' Shawcross lets the ball out of Stoke's possession with a terrible ball that he passes out of play, but Pogba returns the favour and Adam passes it forward. Allen and Shaqiri exchange passes in the box, but Jones just about bundles it clear - Stoke were appealing for a penalty, but that was more out of hope than conviction.
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54' Fellaini and Adam are bickering at each other - about something or the other - polite customers both, so no need to worry.
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53' Shaqiri does excellently to track back and win a goal kick off Blind. The Stoke players are working ever so hard, here. 
M. Arnautović
7'
Mata (Own Goal)
19'
56'
M. Rashford
M. Fellaini
L. Grant
59'
E. Pieters
62'
I. Afellay
C. Adam
63'
67'
W. Rooney
Mata
73'
J. Lingard
H. Mkhitaryan
J. Ngoy
X. Shaqiri
73'
G. Imbula
M. Arnautović
88'
90'+4'
W. Rooney
J. Allen
90'+3'
Tournament Premier League 2016-17 - Week 22
Stadium Britannia Stadium
Match time Sat, 21 Jan, 08:30 PM
Manchester United (4-3-3)
José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho (Manager)
33
L. Grant
3
E. Pieters
15
B. Martins Indi
17
R. Shawcross
8
G. Johnson
16
C. Adam
6
G. Whelan
10
M. Arnautović
4
J. Allen
22
X. Shaqiri
25
P. Crouch
1
De Gea
17
D. Blind
4
P. Jones
12
C. Smalling
25
A. Valencia
6
P. Pogba
21
Ander Herrera
27
M. Fellaini
22
H. Mkhitaryan
9
Z. Ibrahimović
8
Mata
Manchester United (4-3-3)
José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho (Manager)
Stoke City Subs
2
P. Bardsley
5
Muniesa
14
I. Afellay
21
G. Imbula
24
S. Given
27
Bojan
45
J. Ngoy
Manchester United Subs
10
W. Rooney
14
J. Lingard
16
M. Carrick
19
M. Rashford
20
S. Romero
31
B. Schweinsteiger
36
M. Darmian
35% POSSESSION 65%
6 SHOTS 25
1 SHOTS ON GOAL 8
13 FOULS 12
1 CORNERS 7
0 OFFSIDES 6
4 YELLOW CARDS 0
0 RED CARDS 0
7 SAVES 1
Points Table
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 38 69
2 Tottenham Hotspur 28 17 8 3 34 59
3 Manchester City 28 17 6 5 24 57
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 25 56
5 Manchester United 27 14 10 3 19 52
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 22 50
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 21 50
8 West Bromwich Albion 29 12 7 10 1 43
9 Stoke City 29 9 9 11 -9 36
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 -3 33
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 -12 33
12 West Ham United 29 9 6 14 -12 33
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 -11 32
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 -15 31
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 -14 30
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 -10 28
17 Swansea City 29 8 3 18 -27 27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 -32 24
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 -13 22
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 -26 20
Champions League Champions League Qualification Europa League Relegation
Last updated: Jan 21, 2017 22:24