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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 09, 2017 23:57 IST

Stoke 2-2 Man United (Choupo-Moting 43', 64'; Rashford 46', Lukaku 57')


23:57 (IST)9 SEP 2017



After an absolute belter of a match, Stoke City and Manchester United walk away with a point each; Stoke played rather well but Lukaku will be ruing the chance he skied off Martial's ball into the box. 

That ends United's brief perfect streak, but they are still unbeaten and are still atop the Premier League pyramid. For now. 

That's all from me, Anirudh Menon signing out... thank you for reading!


23:54 (IST)9 SEP 2017

94' OH HO POGBA!!! Martial chests down a Mata chip and it falls to Pogba - who attempts a volley as he's in the process of falling down. Naturally, it goes nowhere near the goal. 

23:52 (IST)9 SEP 2017


23:51 (IST)9 SEP 2017

91' Lukaku takes the freekick and smashes it into the wall - it then takes amazing tracking back from Matic to stop a dangerous Stoke counter. There will be three minutes of added time. 

23:50 (IST)9 SEP 2017

90' Martial sends Diouf all the way back to Carrington with some of the best skill seen this season - Diouf is on his knees as Martial powers away from him and pings in a ball to the far post.. where Mata does well to win a free-kick in a dangerous looking area

23:49 (IST)9 SEP 2017

89' Matic pings in a long ball that bounces away from Lukaku - Lingard runs onto it and smashes the ball into the box where Butland collects with ease

23:48 (IST)9 SEP 2017

87' Pogba does superbly to prevent a corner as Shaqiri's ball in bounces off Bailly - and he immediately tries to find Lingard in the opposition thrird. The Substitute collects the ball but not before pushing Fletcher - and the ref blows his whistle yet again. 

23:47 (IST)9 SEP 2017

86' Martial gets a talking to as he piles into Kurt Zouma right in front of Mark Hughes. The Stoke manager is absolutely furious and his shout for a yellow card is louder than Zouma's yelp of pain. 

23:46 (IST)9 SEP 2017

85' Pogba tries to play in Lukaku who's made a decent run off the shoulder of Wimmer, but the ball's over hit and Butland collects comfortably. 

23:45 (IST)9 SEP 2017

84' The corner is then played into the box - where it's headed away to Darmian who attempts a wild shot that sails into the bright Stoke evening... up, up, and away 

23:44 (IST)9 SEP 2017

83' Shaqiri's ball swings straight into the hands of De Gea. The Spaniard looks up and sets free Lukaku who lays it off to Mata who then plays in a decent looking ball that Wimmer has no choice but to head away for a corner... Mourinho takes off Mkhitaryan for Lingard

23:42 (IST)9 SEP 2017

82' Interesting looking freekick for Stoke as the ref sees a foul where there really shouldn't be one; Pogba was just too strong for Joe Allen there

23:42 (IST)9 SEP 2017

81' Another excellent tackle from Matic sets United roaring forward... AND OH MY LORD! Martial plays in a magnificent ball that Lukaku steers over the bar, on the half-volley, from just under six yards out. That really ought to have been 3-2. 

23:41 (IST)9 SEP 2017

80' Pogba plays an aimless ball forward for Mkhitaryan and Zouma comfortably shepherds it back to Butland

23:40 (IST)9 SEP 2017

79' Eric Pieters does well to win a foul off Martial as United push Stoke further and further backward

23:39 (IST)9 SEP 2017

78' in his attempt to get that vicious whip that's so hard to defend on the ball, Shaqiri can only find the side netting with his corner

23:38 (IST)9 SEP 2017

77' Superb play from Zouma -who steams forward from defence in the Sergio-Ramos-style - and Berahino sees Stoke roar forward and Shaqiri wins a corner off Bailly

23:37 (IST)9 SEP 2017

76' Someone please tell Pieters this isn't rugby. He hugs Pogba with a tackle-ish that stops the Frenchman in his tracks as he tries to protect the ball. United then work the ball around the box before Pogba hits a left-footer into the relieved palms of Butland

23:35 (IST)9 SEP 2017

75' Mark Hughes makes another change as the rather excellent Jese is taken off for the fresh legs, and raw pace, of Saido Berahino. 

23:34 (IST)9 SEP 2017

74' Mata then drops in and tries to ping a ball to Lukaku over and beyond Stoke's defence - and does so, but it's over and beyond Lukaku as well

23:34 (IST)9 SEP 2017

73' United start stroking the ball around with real purpose... and the ball is worked out to Valencia on the right but his cross is blocked once again. 

23:32 (IST)9 SEP 2017

72' Stoke calm things down a touch by playing the ball around the back with stately confidence but a wild Shaqiri pass allows United to throw on Juan Mata and Anthony Martial for Ander Herrera and Juan Mata. Back to 4-2-3-1 and a central role again for Mkhitaryan, then.

23:31 (IST)9 SEP 2017

70' Lukaku steals in behind Pieters and plays a teasing ball into the box that Butland does well to collect off the onrushing Rashford's forehead. 

23:30 (IST)9 SEP 2017

69' Choupo-Moting has a pop from thirty yards, and why not - but his shot is a touch too wild tto trouble De Gea

23:29 (IST)9 SEP 2017

68' AIY AIY Rashford. The pacey striker nutmegs Wimmer en-route to powering into the box but Kurt Zouma does ever so well to make sure his path to goal is blocked

23:29 (IST)9 SEP 2017

67' Choupo-Moting is having the game of his life today - he skins Matic and Herrera with a couple of neat shimmies before laying it off to Shaqiri. The Swissman pings it out to Diouf, but the Senegalese's ball is overhit

23:27 (IST)9 SEP 2017

66' Mkhitaryan's teasing delivery is punched clear by Butland... Valencia picks up the scraps and absolutely leathers one at Butland's goal that misses the goal by the proverbial whisker. GOSH, he hit that one.

23:26 (IST)9 SEP 2017

66' United win another corner from that first one...

23:26 (IST)9 SEP 2017

65' Rashford steams in behind Pieters but his pullback is cleared frantically.. Paul Pogba then jinks in behind and tries a cross that necessitates a Butland save at the near post. Corner

23:25 (IST)9 SEP 2017

A Brace for Choupo-Moting! He peels off the far post - and Shaqiri's excellent corner finds the Cameroonian unmarked some five yards away from goal. He thunders a header into the net, and it's all level!

23:23 (IST)9 SEP 2017


23:23 (IST)9 SEP 2017

62' OH MY GOOD LORD, CAN DAVID DE GEA KEEP, OR WHAT! Fletcher bullies Pogba in the middle of the box before playing in Choupo-Moting who finds Jese with a superb cross. Jese smashes it at goal from four yards and De Gea pulls off as stunning save. Doesn;t matter, though...

23:22 (IST)9 SEP 2017

61' OOH! Mkhitaryan plays in Rashford as United counter at pace again - but this time Stoke have their high line well organised and the Englishman is caught offside

23:21 (IST)9 SEP 2017

60' Pogba turns away from Fletcher with the ease of water dripping off the scales of a fish - and the ref has to have a word with the Scotsman for his less than legal response to being beaten so easily. 

23:20 (IST)9 SEP 2017

58' That goal was preceded by Darmian winning the ball with some smart tackling on Diouf; another United counter is set off by smart intercepting from Herrera this time but Rashford shows too much of the ball to Pieters and the left wingback clears well

23:18 (IST)9 SEP 2017

OH HO HO! Mkhitaryan played in an absolutely sublime ball that finds Lukaku one-on-one with the keeper. His first shot is saved brilliantly by Butland; but the Belgian is on hand to smash in the rebound. 

23:17 (IST)9 SEP 2017


23:17 (IST)9 SEP 2017

56' Rashford has waded onto the right-hand side - but his attempted cross into the box is cut out by Pieters

23:16 (IST)9 SEP 2017

55' OOO! Allen does superbly motor into a patch of clean grass in the middle of United's third before slipping in Jese - Darmian does excellently to get back and make sure the former Madrid man doesn't get the ball at his feet in the box. Shaqiri then swings in a ball into the far post - but there's no one there, so that's that. 

23:15 (IST)9 SEP 2017

54' OOO FEISTY! Mkhitaryan and Diouf collide in an innocent-looking manner and the Stoke wingback goes down beseeching the ref for a foul. Neil Swarbrick correctly asks him to get on his feet, pronto

23:13 (IST)9 SEP 2017

51' Jones makes a crucial interception as Shaqiri plays a neat little ball seeing Jese's superb run - Fletcher then tries to ping the ball out to Choupo-Moting, but the Cameroonian has strayed just offside as per the refs. That looked close

23:12 (IST)9 SEP 2017

50' Paul Pogba tries to play in Mkhitaryan behind Stoke as United break 4 v 4 - but the Armenian's strayed offside in his desire to get in behind the Stoke high line

23:11 (IST)9 SEP 2017

49' Stoke counter at extreme pace and Jese does well to win a corner... from which OOO!! Wimmer heads on and almost finds Zouma at the back post but Bailly gets in the way. Lukaku escapes with the ball and tries to play in Rashford - but Fletcher prevents a one-v-one with the goalie with a magnificent tackle

23:10 (IST)9 SEP 2017

48' The corner is played short and it's useless, but United win another corner. This is one is played deep but Wimmer gets his head to it... Paul Pogba then tries to curl it into the net but it's straight at Butland

23:08 (IST)9 SEP 2017

47' OOH LA LA POGBA! The Frenchman dances, powerfully, through three tackles before playing a smart ball out to Rashford. The young lad cuts in and attempts a shot that is blocked off. Valencia powers in behind Pieters and attempts a ball into the "area" but Martins Indi clears for a corner

23:06 (IST)9 SEP 2017

46' United pick it up where they left it in the second 45 but a decent looking move is broken down by a wayward ball in the middle of the field. 

23:04 (IST)9 SEP 2017


Stoke make a substitution as Geoff Cameron is taken off for Bruno Martins Indi 

22:51 (IST)9 SEP 2017



That's that and the two sides exchange quick, neat, goals just before the break - in quick succession, that too - and the sides go into the break all level. 

Eric Choupo-Moting's goal was a result of a well executed pre-game strategy (attempting to get behind United's left flank) and was taken rather well. On the other side, the corner routine was superbly worked - and though Rashford knew nothing about that one, he'll be only too glad to get his name on the scorecard. 

22:48 (IST)9 SEP 2017

Finally, a corner is played into the box - Matic flicks on Mkhitaryan's superb delivery at the near post and Paul Pogba smacks a header at goal - it bounces off Rashford and into the back of the net!

22:46 (IST)9 SEP 2017

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