Manchester United stay top of the Premier League table, but their winning start to the season is over after a 2-2 draw at Stoke City.
José Mourinho made three changes to the side that beat Leicester City before the international break, with Matteo Darmian, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford coming into the side. However, the side’s rustiness showed and it was the Potters that took the lead at the bet365 Stadium in the first half.
Some poor defending allowed Mame Biram Diouf to cross the ball towards Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, and the striker made no mistake, slotting past David de Gea. The lead lasted all of three minutes though, as United hit back through Rashford, although he knew nothing of it, with the ball coming off the back of his head after Paul Pogba’s point-blank header.
And United took the lead near the midway point of the second half. Romelu Lukaku was played through on goal by Henrikh Mkhitaryan and although Jack Butland saved the first effort, he could do nothing about the rebound.
But the Reds only held the lead for a couple of minutes and it was that man Choupo-Moting that stepped up again, heading home from a corner after Phil Jones slipped and left the Cameroonian open.
United pressed for a winner in the final stages, but were unable to find a way through, with Pogba denied by a reflex save from Butland in stoppage time.
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