Manchester United vs Stoke City Live Score and Commentary Premier League 2017-18

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 16, 2018 03:21 IST

Man United 3-0 Stoke City (Valencia 9', Martial 38', Lukaku 72')


03:21 (IST)16 JAN 2018


MANCHESTER UNITED 3 - 0 STOKE CITY! And that's an important three points for United as they put a touch of daylight between themselves and the chasing pack behind them, while they atleast cut the difference to City to 12 points

03:20 (IST)16 JAN 2018

93' Pogba smacks it into row Z

03:19 (IST)16 JAN 2018

92' McTominay is brought down at the edge of the box and Pogba is going to look to put the cherry on top of the proverbial cake. 

03:18 (IST)16 JAN 2018

91' Nothing. 

03:18 (IST)16 JAN 2018

90' The corner comes to nothing, but Matic robs Shaqiri and feeds Rashford, but the young man can only find Butland with his weak shot. TWO MINUTES TO BE ADDED ON

03:17 (IST)16 JAN 2018

89' Lukaku drops deep and plays another impeccable cross into the box that Pogba looks to be getting on the end of - till Zouma nicks in and head brilliantly away. 

03:16 (IST)16 JAN 2018

88' Pass-pass-pass go Manchester United as Jose Mourinho's men Jose Mourinho the game to its inevitable conclusion. 

03:14 (IST)16 JAN 2018

86' OH MY! THE COMEDY! Smalling and Shaw get in each other's way as they try to handle Shaqiri's ball into Diouf. The former United man controls the ball really well, but his shot is saved well by De Gea - and he puts the rebound wide

03:12 (IST)16 JAN 2018

83' OOOOO LA LA! Pogba dances his way through midfield, and plays in Valencia down the right. The Captain pulls it back into the box where Rashford tries an audacious behind-his-legs flick that is well saved by Butland

03:10 (IST)16 JAN 2018

82' Final change for United as Mata departs to a standing ovation and young Scott McTominay bounds on in his stead

03:09 (IST)16 JAN 2018

80' Pogba and Mata are doing what they will here. The two play a one-two inside Stoke's box but Mata's ball into the box is poor. Corner, which is subsequently wasted

03:08 (IST)16 JAN 2018

79' Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard depart, Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini arrive. Just what Stoke needed - the pace of Rashford and the aerial unplayability of Fellaini. 

03:07 (IST)16 JAN 2018

78' United are toying with Stoke as the form triangle-after-triangle down their left flank. Pogba, then, gets fed up and swings in a delicious ball that Mata somehow directs goalward - where it bounces off the post!

03:05 (IST)16 JAN 2018

75' United caress the ball around the park - everyone touching the ball, and it looks like something special is in the offing... but Martial's loose, lazy, touch is an anti-climax

03:02 (IST)16 JAN 2018

74' Manchester United are having a ball now. And Stretford End is loving every bit of it. 

03:01 (IST)16 JAN 2018

Shaqiri's hopeless ball is cut out by Pogba, who feeds Lingard. The Englishman races at Stoke before laying it off to Martial. The Frenchman rifles it at Lukaku, who kills the ball dead - holds off Martins-Indi and Wimmer with the ease of a grown man holding toffee above small children, turns them both with absurd ease, and smashes it in at the near post. 

02:59 (IST)16 JAN 2018


02:59 (IST)16 JAN 2018

71' The rain has intensified and Stoke's misery is intensified....

02:58 (IST)16 JAN 2018

70' Lukaku at full tilt is a scary sight. He careens into the Stoke third with three men in blue trailing him like those annoying cans behind a Hollywood honeymoon car before massively overhitting his through ball to Martial 

02:57 (IST)16 JAN 2018

69' Sobhi does likewise at the other end. Meanwhile, the inimitable Crouch is taken off for the pace of former United lad Mame Biram Diouf. 

02:56 (IST)16 JAN 2018

68' Mata plays the freekick out to Shaw who whacks into back to Southampton from 30 yards out

02:56 (IST)16 JAN 2018

67' Ireland plows into Mata - and it's a yellow. No fuss from the Gentleman that is Mata and the ref is spared the dilemma of whether to flash a red. 

02:55 (IST)16 JAN 2018

66' WOOOF! Lukaku runs at Wimmer, two stepovers leaving the former Spurs man looking at the wrong man, before he smashes a right footed shot at goal - which Butland does well to save. Lingard volleys the rebound at goal, and Mata tucks it in, but he's a mile offside. 

02:53 (IST)16 JAN 2018

65' OH! MATA! OH MATA! Luke Shaw does superbly to hold off Allen and Bauer before playing the ball into the box where Lingard brilliantly holds it up - and Mata can only blaze it over from six yards!

02:52 (IST)16 JAN 2018

64' AIY AIY AIY! Another interesting looking United counter is wasted as Matic sweeps a careless ball behind Martial and out of play

02:50 (IST)16 JAN 2018

63' Yellow for Lingard as he goes nipping at Fletcher one time too many. 

02:50 (IST)16 JAN 2018

61' OOOOOOOOH! MY!!!! Lukaku breaks at scintillating speed as he runs onto a loose Bauer pass... he draws people to him before laying it off to Lingard who in turn does the same to feed Mata - but the Spaniard's shot curls just wide. 

02:48 (IST)16 JAN 2018

60' Stoke substitution - Ramadan Sobhi on for the quiet Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

02:48 (IST)16 JAN 2018

59' OH! OH! OH! Paul Pogba feeds Martial in the box with a tremendous eye-of-the-needle pass but the Frenchman's initial effort is blocked. Martial, though, as this uncanny knack of winning the ball back in tight spaces and does so, but Butland races out to smother before he can cock his left foot

02:45 (IST)16 JAN 2018

58' Martial fakes a shot, fakes it again, runs into the box, lays it off to Mata - only for the Spaniard's ball to run across the face of goal and for Pogba to win a corner. Which is horribly wasted

02:44 (IST)16 JAN 2018

57' Pogba ties Crouch in a tangle with one velvety touch and the United man wins the freekick his team were looking for to escape some high Stoke pressing. 

02:43 (IST)16 JAN 2018

55' At the other end, Shaqiri teases a foul out of Lingard before he himself wastes the freekick by crossing  it straight to Jones. 

02:42 (IST)16 JAN 2018

54' OH Lukaku! The Belgian tries to play a clever one-two by hitting the ball with an acrobatic high kick, but the ball ends up hitting his face. The ball bounces back up and he does ever so well to turn on a six-pence and get a superb half-volley away - but it's straight at Butland

02:41 (IST)16 JAN 2018

53' United are taking it a little too easy it would appear as they knock the ball around casually around their own defensive third

02:40 (IST)16 JAN 2018

52' Martial tries to play in Lukaku with a disguised ball into the near post, but Martins-Indi reads it well. Bauer then goes on a skedaddle down the right and Martial is forced to stop him with a shove. 

02:38 (IST)16 JAN 2018

51' Pogba splays another left-footed 40-yard cross-field ball, but it bounces off of Shaw. The more Pogba gets into this game, the farther it's moving from Stoke. 

02:37 (IST)16 JAN 2018

49' Zouma does brilliantly to shrug Lingard off the ball and move forward with it, but he then negates all of it by passing it straight to Pogba. The enigma plays an early ball in behind the defence, but Martial is beaten to it by an alert Butland. Saved Zouma's blushes did the Englishman, there

02:35 (IST)16 JAN 2018

47' Joe Allen flies into a tackle as Antonio Valencia receives the ball. The Welshman ends up bouncing off the United captain as the latter looks mildly interested with the whole thing, like a rhinoceros would be if a paper aeroplane hit him

02:34 (IST)16 JAN 2018

46' Lingard tries to poke a ball through to Lukaku, but he's under too much pressure from Messrs Ireland and Fletcher to get any sort of direction behind that pass. 

02:33 (IST)16 JAN 2018


And Stoke have made a change - as Kevin Wimmer replaces Josh Tymon. Looks like Stoke may move to a back three

02:18 (IST)16 JAN 2018


United have barely stepped out of first gear and they lead 2-0. Tells you all you need to know about Stoke. And the quality of the two Tonys who scored for United. 

02:17 (IST)16 JAN 2018

46' ONE MINUTE ADDED ON. WOOOFF!! A bit of magic from Shaqiri sees him send Jones to the wrong fire before he smacks one that's destined to the far corner before De Gea, even more magically, gets his left paw to it. Superb, superb stuff allround

02:16 (IST)16 JAN 2018

45' United, as is their wont, move forward immediately through Lukaku. Some more excellent work down the flank by the Belgian allows him to float the ball across to Martial - who sends his effort spiralling into the night sky

02:15 (IST)16 JAN 2018

44' Stoke win a cheap freekick which Shaqiri swings onto Zouma's noggin' but the Chelsea loanee's header goes well wide. 

02:14 (IST)16 JAN 2018

43' When in the mood, Paul Pogba can make the ball talk, can't he? He caresses the ball around Bauer and onto Martial's path as the duo race into the Stoke box, but the linesman adjudges him to have strayed offside

02:13 (IST)16 JAN 2018

42' Shaw plays in Martial with a cheeky little ball down the line, and the Frenchman picks out Lukaku on the far post but its too high even for the Belgian to do something with it. 

02:12 (IST)16 JAN 2018

41' Mata picks out Martial who holds the ball up with some terrific play before laying it off to Lukaku, but the big Belgian's touch lets him down and Martins-Indi smashes it clear

02:11 (IST)16 JAN 2018

40' United needed that second goal; they were looking pretty shaky at the back. 

02:10 (IST)16 JAN 2018

Oh my. Oh... my.... Anthony Martial you beauty. Lukaku does immensely well on the flanks to hold up play and feed Pogba, who in turn tees up Martial. The Frenchman takes a step toward the ball and thumps the ball into the far corner. Beautiful. 

02:08 (IST)16 JAN 2018

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