Sunday October 24, 2010 Day 9 Finished Britannia Stadium

Stoke City 1 - 2 Manchester United

  • Sanli 81’
  • Hernández 27’, 86’

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    Hernandez double downs Stoke

    Javier Hernandez fired Manchester United to their first away league win of the season as they beat Stoke 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Stoke City
    • Manchester United
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+6' The final whistle goes, and United have finally claimed their first away league win of the season!
    • 90+5' Nani lines up a strike from way out and Sorensen is forced to tip it rond the upright! Great strike, great save!
    • 90+3' Jones looks rather dazed as he is led off the field. This time will of course be added to the four minutes of injury time.
    • 90+2' Jones is gettign some treatment for a knock at that set piece. Can Stoke rally for one final push to try and claim a rare point against a 'big four' side?
    • 90+1' Higginbotham heads over from a corner.
    • 90' There will be four minutes of added time to be played.
    • 89' Obertan releases Hernandez with a long ball. The Mexican tries to pick out Nani, but will have to settle for a corner.
    • 88' United substitution: Gabriel Obertan replaces Scholes.
    • 87' Hernandez's second of the game has surely won this game for United now.
    • 86' GOAL!! Evra swivels int he box and fires in a low ball that Hernandez pounces on to tap in!
    • 84' Brace yourselves for a thrilling final period now. The Stoke fans are in full voice.
    • 82' Tuncay's first Premier LEague goal since March may just deny United their first away win of the season.
    • 81' GOAL!! Scholes misplaces a pass and Stoke attack. Jones holds it up and and finds Gudjohnsen. The Icelander finds YTuncay out wide, and the Turk cuts in from the left and curls a terrific finish over Van der Sar into the far top corner!
    • 80' Fletcher keps Nani's cross in play. Brown sends the ball in but headed clear by Huth.
    • 79' Stoke substitution: Gudjohnsen replaces Pennant.
    • 78' Tuncay instigates a neat passing move forward, but it breaks down on the edge of the United box.
    • 77' Evra gets past two men out wide, but the ball was taken momentarily out of play. He's not had the best of days =.
    • 76' Eidur Gudjohnsen is now warming up on the sidelines. Not so much happening on the pitch right now.
    • 75' Berbatov shows good persistence to carve out a shooting chance for himself, but he blazes his effort over the bar.
    • 73' United are yet to lose a PL match this season. If they stay unbeaten today, it will the first time in 11 seasons that they are unbeaten in their first nine PL matches of the season. The last time they were unbeaten in their last 10 PL matches was in the 1991/1992 season. (Infostrada)
    • 72' Stoke have both Shawcross and Huth committed forward as United break. Berbatov surges down the left and picks out Hernandez with a cross... volleyed acrobatically wide of the far post!
    • 71' Another Delap long throw is dealt with well by United. Ferdinand doesn't seem to be suffering too much at the moment.
    • 70' United substitution: Michael Carrick replaces O'Shea.
    • 68' Ferdinand will play on for the time being. Let's see how this develops. Berbatov charges forward and tees up Evra... the shot hits a defender, but rather than go for the loose ball Evra instead stands stock still claiming handball. What's the French for 'play to the whistle, son'?
    • 67' Worrying signs for Ferdinand here. The United defender is down on one knee, pleading the referee to give him a minute to recover.
    • 66' Stoke substitution: Tuncay replaces Walters.
    • 65' Wilson gets a booking for a late tackle on Scholes in midfield.
    • 63' Hernandez tries to pick out Berbatov with a through ball but it's a tad overhit.
    • 62' A big cheer from the home fans as Tuncay takes a jog down the touchline. The Turkish forward mae his name with a hat-trick against United for Fenerbahce all the way back in 2004.
    • 61' Walters and Jones could punish United here... Jones's pass to his strike partner is a poor one and United get away with being so exposed.
    • 60' United have won five of their last seven league visits to Stoke, keeping a clean sheet in three of their last four. (Infostrada)
    • 59' The corner leads to another Delap special, but United repel both that and the second ball.
    • 58' Stoke break down a promising United attack and Higginbotham's wins his team a corner.
    • 57' Stoke substitution: Danny Higginbotham replaces Collins.
    • 56' Hernandez's ball was too far in front of Evra and as Delap's shoulder met his the Frenchman went to ground all too easily.
    • 55' United deal with both first and second ball well before breaking. Evra is played in through the middle and goes to ground inside the box... no penalty says the referee!
    • 54' Jones does well to find Pennant out wide. The cross is hoisted in and it causes problems int e United defence before they scramble clear. Here comes another Delap throw...
    • 53' Evra bursts forward through the centre and Hernandez is in plenty of sapce to his left, but the eventual ball is poor.
    • 52' Berbatov fouls Collins as he battles to regain possession. Scrappy start to the second half.
    • 51' United have only ever picked up fewer points after eight games in one of their previous 18 Premier League campaigns (2004-05, 13 points). (Opta)
    • 50' Collins swings in a clumsy challenge on Nani which leaves the Portuguese winger down in plenty of pain. Collins receives a booking, and Nani is back on his feet.
    • 49' Pennant's free-kick is flicked on and Shawcross went of the acrobatic effort, but can only turn the ball high into the air.
    • 48' Delap sends in a throw but it goes right to the feet of Evra, who clears. Shawcross is still forward,and he wins Stoke a free-kick in a much better position.
    • 47' The Red Devils have only won three of their last eight away games on a Sunday, the two this season have ended 2-2. (Opta)
    • 46' The seocnd half is underway!
    • HT United substitution: Wes Brown replaces Neville, not only after Neville had come out on to the pitch for the second half!
    • 45+3' The corner is played short, pulled for Vidic to strike... way over the bar. And that's your lot for the first half, with Javier Hernandez's audacious header the difference at the break.
    • 45+2' United take a free-kick quickly and Evra tries to knock it across to Hernandez, but the Mexican is crowded out. United have a corner though...
    • 45+1' There will be two minutes added on at the end of the first half.
    • 45' Evra has all the space he needs to leap and send a header over the bar at the near post.
    • 44' Berbatov beats Sorensen to the ball at the byline, but Faye puts the cross behind for a corner.
    • 43' AStoke are unable to fashion a chance from the free-kick on the left. The crowd are going to give Neville a rough ride for the rest of the day now. He's fortunate to still be on the pitch.
    • 42' Neville dives in late on Etherington and he's in trouble here... the referee resists showing him a second yellow and a subsequent red, but that is surely the last warning for Neville.
    • 41' Hernandez charges down Sorensen's clearance and the ball ricochets off him and over the bar!
    • 40' Scholes is the second United player to get booked after he sends Pennant flying. Canny veterans putting in reducers on their opponent's danger men? Aren't Stoke meant to be the exponents of those sort of tactics?
    • 39' It's a disappointing delivery, but Vidic's clearance does garner another chance for Delap to throw. The ball ricochets off Jones's heel but Van der Sar dives low to stop it.
    • 38' Evra is livid after being penalised for a foul on Pennant. The Frenchman, playing on the left wing today, bundled Pennant over. The former Arsenal and Liverpool winger will send in the free-kick himself...
    • 37' Play continues, and Etherington comes back on to the field. The referee took a long time to spot that he was ready there!
    • 36' Etherington does look in some considerable pain as he receives treatment. The Stoke fans let Neville know exactly what they think of him.
    • 35' Neville goes into a challenge with Etherington with a high boot. Etherington stays down hurt, and Neville marks his 600th United appearance with a booking.
    • 34' Berbatov turns the ball into the path of Nani but the Portuguese has two Stoke players to contend with.
    • 33' Delap launches in another throw... Fletcher heads away. Delap is sent tot he byline chasing the second ball but can't keep it in play.
    • 32' Delap nicks the ball from Nani. He finds jones inside the box but Vidic shows great strength and judgement to nudge the big striker off the ball.
    • 31' United have dropped six points from winning positions this season – twice as many as in the whole of 2009-10. (Opta)
    • 30' Nani gets the better of Pennant but Marc Wilson supports his team-mate well.
    • 29' Shawcross's persistence is rewarded with a throw in Delap country... the ball is headed back across the box but Van der Sar eventually collects.
    • 28' That's Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez's fourth goal for the club.
    • 27' GOAL!! Nani plays a corner short and gets it back. His cross is nodded back across goal and Hernandez somehow heads it past Sorensen with the back of his head!
    • 26' Stoke have kept only one clean sheet from their eight PL home matches against the Big Four – in 0-0 draw with Liverpool in January 2009. (Infostrada)
    • 25' Nani's strike hits the wall, but United build again through Berbatov.
    • 24' Hernandez is tackled from behind by Faye. United have a free-kick in a good position for a shot here. Nani looks favourite to hit this...
    • 23' Stoke have hit the woodwork the most this season (9), five times more than Manchester United. (Opta)
    • 22' Etherignton's corner pings around the box before Ferdinand clears. United try to launch the break but Sorensen is out of his area to boot the ball into the stand.
    • 21' Pennant's delivery is a curling, teasing one, anf Fletcher has to head behind for a corner.
    • 20' Walters is fed out on the left by Etherington, but his cross is a poor one and it's cleared. Stoke are putting United under real pressure at the moment. They are winning the midfield battle at the moment. Evra concedes a free-kick on the right.
    • 19' Etherington has a pop from distance but it rebounds off Walters.
    • 18' Neat link-up again between Nani and Hernandez but Stoke hold firm once more.
    • 17' Pennant wins a throw from O'Shea. Walters takes his place right next to Van der Sar again... Huth rises to flick a header on but it's glanced wide of the far post!
    • 16' Van der Sar tips the delivery away and United can break. Nani loses the ball to Huth and the Portuguese is then penalised for a foul on Delap.
    • 15' Delap slngs in his first long throw of the day, and it earns Stoke another corner.
    • 14' Faye concedes the corner. United's first. Played short to Neville and Jones heads away the veteran's cross.
    • 13' Van der Sar has to come out all the way to the corner flag to prevent conceding a corner, but his clearance falls to Delp near the halfway line. The Irishman lets fly... the strike from way out swerves wide. Panic over for Van der Sar.
    • 12' Jones is penalised for a foul, but he is adamant that Vidic was holding his shirt first.
    • 11' Fletcher turns and digs out a cross for Hernandez at the far post, but the ball is too high for the Mexican.
    • 10' Berbatov breaks into the box from the right after a great pass from Scholes. The Bulgarian just takes his time and Stoke can regroup and block his eventual shot.
    • 9' United have only won one of their last six away Premier League games following a Champions League midweek match; suffering 3 defeats and playing out 2 draws. (Opta)
    • 8' The corner is cleared and United counter at pace. Nani chips a ball to Hernandez at the far post, but the nod down is too far from Berbatov.
    • 7' Danny Collins's cross is blocked by Gary Neville and Stoke have the game's first corner...
    • 6' Matt Etherington and Pennant link up on the left, but the former's eventual cross is disappointing.
    • 5' Thomas Sorensen is quick off his line to dive and block at the feet of Dimitar Berbatov. Nani fights off the attentions of two players but referee Andre Marriner judges that he fouled Jermaine Pennant.
    • 4' John Walters chips in a cross for Kenwyne Jones but Edwin van der Sar steps out to catch it. Stoke come again and Walters lets fly from distance... well wide.
    • 3' Javier Hernandez almost capitalises as Abdoulaye Faye slips over, but the Senegalese manages to recover.
    • 2' Plenty of boos and jeers as United's players pass the ball around the defence. The home crowd certainly know how to create an imposing atmosphere.
    • 1' Stoke kick off and we're underway!
    • 13:28 Nemanja Vidic is wearing the captain's armband for United as the players come out on to the pitch. They are greetd by a roar from the Britannia crowd on this sunny autumn afternoon. We'll be underway shortly.
    • 13:25 Match odds: Stoke 15/4, Draw 12/5, Manchester United 4/6
    • 13:20 United's Gary Neville is making his 600th appearance for the club today. He's the fifth player to reach the milestone for the Red Devils. Matthew Etherington will surely give him a stern test. Stoke's record for most appearances, by the way, is held by Eric Skeels (606).
    • 13:15 Well, we can't put off talking about it for any longer. This is United's first match since they narrowly avoided what could have been described as 'Rooneygeddon'. After the story broke that the England striker wanted to leave the club as their ambition did not match his, he signed a new contract last week. Have the club promised him a raft of new star signings - literally writing cheques they can't cash? Read the latest transfer rumours here
    • 13:10 The man in the middle today is Andre Marriner. The Birmingham official has dished out 30 yellow cards and one red in six matches so far this season. Only Stuart Atwell has given out bookings at a higher rate this term.
    • 13:05 Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller failed a late fitness test and will play no part. Fuller has had problems with a recurring shoulder injury and was rushed to hospital during the 2-1 defeat at Bolton last weekend following an awkward fall. Marc Wilson comes into the midfield in place of Dean Whitehead. Aside from long-term absentee Mamady Sidibe, Potters boss Tony Pulis has no other injury concerns. Stoke City team page
    • 13:00 Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville come into the United defence after chris Smalling and Rafael played in Europe in midweek. John O'Shea and Paul Scholes replace Anderson and Michael Carrick following that 1-0 win over Bursaspor, while Javier Hernandez starts up front alongside Dimitar Berbatov. Wayne Rooney will miss out with an ankle injury suffered in training on Tuesday and has now been ruled out for three weeks. Ryan Giggs (hamstring) and Jonny Evans (hip) are also sidelined. Manchester United team page
    • 12:55 STOKE: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Pennant, Wilson, Delap, Etherington, Walters, Jones. Subs: Begovic, Higginbotham, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Pugh, Sanli, Wilkinson /// MAN UNITED: Van der Sar, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, O'Shea, Scholes, Nani, Hernandez, Berbatov. Subs: Kuszczak, Brown, Smalling, Carrick, Obertan, Macheda, Gibson.
    • 12:50 United can leap up to second in the table with a win in the Potteries this afternoon, above local rivals City on goal difference ahead of their clash clash with Arsenal later today. Stoke can climb up to seventh if they can grab all three points. Premier League table
    • 12:45 Welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s live coverage of the first of today's three Premier League clashes - Stoke City v Manchester United!
  • Summary

    • 90+5' Nani lines up a strike from way out and Sorensen is forced to tip it rond the upright! Great strike, great save!
    • 86' GOAL!! Evra swivels int he box and fires in a low ball that Hernandez pounces on to tap in!
    • 81' GOAL!! Scholes misplaces a pass and Stoke attack. Jones holds it up and and finds Gudjohnsen. The Icelander finds YTuncay out wide, and the Turk cuts in from the left and curls a terrific finish over Van der Sar into the far top corner!
    • 72' Stoke have both Shawcross and Huth committed forward as United break. Berbatov surges down the left and picks out Hernandez with a cross... volleyed acrobatically wide of the far post!
    • 55' United deal with both first and second ball well before breaking. Evra is played in through the middle and goes to ground inside the box... no penalty says the referee!
    • 45+2' United take a free-kick quickly and Evra tries to knock it across to Hernandez, but the Mexican is crowded out. United have a corner though...
    • 45' Evra has all the space he needs to leap and send a header over the bar at the near post.
    • 41' Hernandez charges down Sorensen's clearance and the ball ricochets off him and over the bar!
    • 27' GOAL!! Nani plays a corner short and gets it back. His cross is nodded back across goal and Hernandez somehow heads it past Sorensen with the back of his head!
    • 12:55 STOKE: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Pennant, Wilson, Delap, Etherington, Walters, Jones. Subs: Begovic, Higginbotham, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Pugh, Sanli, Wilkinson /// MAN UNITED: Van der Sar, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, O'Shea, Scholes, Nani, Hernandez, Berbatov. Subs: Kuszczak, Brown, Smalling, Carrick, Obertan, Macheda, Gibson.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • T. Sørensen
      • R. Huth
      • R. Shawcross
      • A. Diagne-Faye
      • D. Collins Yellow Card Substitution Out (57′)
      • M. Wilson Yellow Card
      • R. Delap
      • J. Pennant Substitution Out (79′)
      • M. Etherington
      • K. Jones
      • J. Walters Substitution Out (66′)

      Subs

      • E. Gudjohnsen Substitution In79′
      • D. Higginbotham Substitution In57′
      • D. Pugh
      • G. Whelan
      • A. Wilkinson
      • A. Begovic
      • T. Sanli Substitution In66′ Goal
    • Starting line-up

      • E. van der Sar
      • G. Neville Yellow Card Substitution Out (45′)
      • R. Ferdinand
      • N. Vidic
      • J. O'Shea Substitution Out (70′)
      • D. Fletcher
      • P. Scholes Yellow Card Substitution Out (87′)
      • Nani
      • P. Evra
      • J. Hernández Goals×2
      • D. Berbatov

      Subs

      • M. Carrick Substitution In70′
      • W. Brown Substitution In45′
      • T. Kuszczak
      • G. Obertan Substitution In87′
      • C. Smalling
      • F. Macheda
      • D. Gibson
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