FA Premier League

Stoke City vs Manchester United

Stoke vs Man Utd

bet365 Stadium

Date:
Sat, 21 January 2017
Kick-off:
3:00 pm GMT
Status:

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  1. Jan 13, 2017 at 09:29
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]


    Date - Saturday, January 21 2017
    Kickoff Time - 1500 Hrs GMT
    Venue - bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent


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    League standings and form guide

    6. Manchester United : WWWWD

    9. Stoke City : DLLWW


    Previous Meetings

    Manchester United 1-1 Stoke City

    Manchester United 3-0 Stoke City

    Stoke City 2-0 Manchester United

    Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2-1 Stoke City


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 38
    Stoke City wins - 22
    Draws - 27


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho


    Mark Hughes


    Team News

    Manchester United

    Eric Bailly unavailable (AFCON).


    Stoke City

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    Know the opposition

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    Stoke City Football Club (nicknamed The Potters) are a professional football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Stoke City was founded as Stoke Ramblers in 1863 when pupils of Charterhouse School formed a football club while apprentices at the North Staffordshire Railway Works works in Stoke-on-Trent, and the club changed its name to Stoke City in 1925 after Stoke-on-Trent was granted city status. They are the second oldest professional football club in the world, after Notts County, and are one of the 12 founding members of the Football League which was founded in 1888.

    Although Stoke haven't enjoyed a lot of title-winning success in their 150 year old existence, they have fielded the likes of Stanley Matthews, Gordon Banks, Alan Hudson and Dennis Violett through the years. Stoke's most prominent rivals are Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, and local club Port Vale; and they play their home games at the Bet365 Stadium (previously known as the Britannia Stadium).


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  2. Jan 15, 2017 at 17:56
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    tentan New Member

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    Still unbeaten, lets get another winning run going.
  3. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:28
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Team should be...

    ---------------De Gea---------------
    Valencia--Jones--Rojo--Darmian
    ---------------Carrick---------------
    -------Herrera-------Pogba-------
    Mata----------Zlatan----------Mkhitaryan

    Subs: Romero, Smalling, Blind, Fellaini, Martial, Rashford, Rooney
  4. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:29
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    Raw Full Member

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    Think City and Spurs play each other this week. We must win this.
  5. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:34
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    Vito Corleone Full Member

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    At home? I am confused, I thought we already played them at home?
  6. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:37
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    tentan New Member

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    Prefer a spurs win or a draw?
  7. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:39
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Need to get back on a winning run now. Draw today wasn't the end of the world all things considered as long as we follow it up with good results.
    De Gea
    Valencia Jones Rojo Blind
    Carrick
    Herrera Pogba
    Mkhitaryan Ibrahimovic Rooney​
  8. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:39
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    Raw Full Member

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    Probably a draw. I'm not too sure about which ones the more likely to drop out of the top 4 at this point, despite Spurs looking brilliant and City looking shite. Would bring us level with City and 3 behind Spurs if we win this.

    It's away.
  9. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:39
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    NYAS Full Member

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    Since we can do feck all against the teams above us we'll need to win this game and every game on the same weekends in which the teams above us play each other. Hoping for a win here and a draw between City and Spurs.
  10. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:39
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    Minimalist Full Member

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    Tough game.
  11. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:40
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    tentan New Member

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    Can Ibrahimovic do it on a cold saturday afternoon at Stoke?
  12. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:41
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    Jacky Quacky made eight consecutive posts about Fellaini once

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    People forget that we gained a point on City. It means that if City lose against Tottenham and we win then we are in front of them. For all the doom and gloom everyone has that isnt bad by any means.

    Anyway, really need a win here to get our mojo back. Team should be the same as today. This time we wont be nervous.
  13. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:42
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Ugh, a stream game. :( It says Old Trafford in the heading but we are away.
  14. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:42
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    Vito Corleone Full Member

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  15. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:44
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    redNATION New Member

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    Why on earth would you put Rooney in the lineup?? Everything else is fine, but put Martial in there, and we should be good to go on another nice run, until Emptihad.
  16. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:44
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff Member

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    Woops! :eek:

    bet365 Stadium :lol: Dear me, what an awful name.
  17. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:46
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    Red Katie Full Member

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    Lets up our performance again and we can win but this will be hard.
  18. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:48
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    I agree. Hopefully we can get the points.
  19. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:50
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    LawCharltonBest dog poo sniffer

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    Stoke always save their best for United. Going to be tough
  20. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:51
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    Jaybomb Full Member

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    De Gea
    Valencia Jones Rojo Darmian
    Herrera Pogba
    Mata Fellaini Martial
    Zlatan

    Based on today.
  21. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:52
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    snk123 Full Member

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    Think we're prepared already because the last 30 minutes, we played exactly like Stoke City.
  22. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:54
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    Unmutual Full Member

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    That Stoke is long gone.
  23. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:54
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    zeekey Full Member

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    Stoke looked like world beaters yesterday. I expect them to be well up for this. I also reckon they'll go in with pretty much the same team. I'd go with Mata and Mkhitaryan each side. Both worked hard today. A draw again wouldn't surprise me to be honest. 1-1.
  24. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:56
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    snk123 Full Member

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    Nah - that's the play style I remember them by. And those Delap throw ins.
  25. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:57
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    We have to win. Failure to win this and we are in danger of losing touch with the top 4 again.
  26. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:57
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    This will be a tough game. Just don't see us winning it.
  27. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:58
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    Unmutual Full Member

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    Don't think the result today will hurt us too much, the draw means we'll be disappointed but not gutted . Fancy us to get our form back on track in the coming week.

    Team wise, only issue for me is whether Mata replaces Mkhi and Rashford replaces Martial. Knowing Mou, probably not.
  28. Jan 15, 2017 at 19:29
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    Alabaster Codify7 New Member

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    I can see this being a real slog. Not an entertaining game. Same 11 as that which started today.

    I think we'll scrape a 0-1 win, Zlatan scoring a scrappy goal. I'll take any kind of win, we need to keep this momentum going and take advantage of City's likely dropped points against Spurs.
  29. Jan 15, 2017 at 19:32
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    We'll probably see:

    DDG

    Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Blind

    Carrick, Pogba, Herrera

    Lingard, Ibra, Mickey

    Gonna be a tough game, they always show up against us. I'm going for a narrow 0-1 victory.
  30. Jan 15, 2017 at 19:38
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    A win next week and the draw against Liverpool looks more like a point gained then 2 dropped.
  31. Jan 15, 2017 at 19:40
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    Charlie Foley Full Member

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    I think we'll win.
  32. Jan 15, 2017 at 19:52
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    JustAFan The Adebayo Akinfenwa of football photoshoppers

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    I think we will drop points
  33. Jan 15, 2017 at 19:57
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    0:2.
  34. Jan 16, 2017 at 09:33
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    Ixion Full Member

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    It feels like ages since we had a proper Saturday 3 o'clock kick-off. There was the Boro game but that was New Years Eve.

    Not confident for this, Sparky is always up for games against us.
  35. Jan 16, 2017 at 09:38
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    ManRed Full Member

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    Wouldn't mind if Carrick is on the bench with Mata starting instead. Shaw back maybe?

    De Gea
    Val - Rojo - Jones - Darmian
    Mikhi - Herrera - Pogba
    Mata - Ibra - Martial
  36. Jan 16, 2017 at 09:43
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    Shark @NotShark

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    We need Mata back in this team right now. Himself and Ibra are the only ones that seem to know where the net is.
  37. Jan 16, 2017 at 09:47
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    Vito Corleone Full Member

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    I want to see a more settled XI from now on. Shaw needs to come back in and when there is no Carrick, Mata must start.
  38. Jan 16, 2017 at 09:52
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    Almost the same team as Liverpool

    DDG
    Valencia - Jones - Rojo - Darmian
    Herrera - Carrick - Pogba
    Miki - Ibra - Martial

    They think they're our rivals and are always well up for this game so we can't be complacent.

    Smalling may go in for his heading ability over Jones.

    Midfield will get loads more space than against Liverpool.

    Their defence is shocking so the movement of the front three + Pogba will be needed.

    I just hope we don't play a slow but pragmatic team with Mata and Fellaini because Stoke play physical.
  39. Jan 16, 2017 at 10:27
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    LawCharltonBest dog poo sniffer

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    Our last 3 visits to Stoke in the league have resulted in 2 defeats and 1 draw. So one point out of nine.

    They also drew at Old Trafford this season. They're a definite bogey team.
  40. Jan 16, 2017 at 10:29
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    Every game is a must win now. I am not going to even contemplate the possibility of not getting three points.