In the opening match of the 18th round of the championship of England «Stoke city» won «Manchester United» 2:0. Victory «potters» was well deserved, «red devils» were not like the favorites.
Team Louis van Gala lost the fourth match in a row (in the Premier League – in the third).
Stoke city: Butland, Cameron (Adam, 75), Shawcross, Vollshayd, Peters, Shaqiri (Diouf, 65), Johnson, Whelan (van Ginkel, 46), Bojan, Afellay, Arnautovic
«Manchester United»: De GEA, Young, Smalling, Jones, Blind, Mata, Carrick, Fellaini, Herrera (Pereira, 82), Depay (Rooney, 46), Martial
In the first half, «potters» acted aggressively, and there’s so much they could. The defense of the guests often made mistakes. In the attack, «Manchester United» was not impressed – like they were, but something was never enough. Only in the end the guests had created two chances, but failed to convert.
On 19 minutes should shed. Depay wanted to throw the ball to the goalkeeper, and it turned out excellent transfer to the opponent. Johnson shot. Bojan Bojan opened the scoring 1:0.
On 26 minutes, Bojan struck free-kick. The ball hit the wall and bounced to Marko Arnautovic, who struck a great shot 2:0.