Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

Choupo-Moting scored twice to earn Stoke a draw against Man United

Cameroon international Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice on Saturday as Stoke City ended Manchester United’s 100% start to the new Premier League season.
The summer recruit put Stoke ahead in the 43rd minute, powerfully finishing a fine team move for his first goal for the club.
According to BBC, that was the first goal United had conceded in 535 minutes of league football, a run stretching back to last season, but Jose Mourinho’s side equalised less than three minutes later.
Paul Pogba headed towards goal from a corner and the ball was inadvertently directed into the net off the back of Marcus Rashford’s head.
Romelu Lukaku put the Red Devils in front shortly after the break but Choupo-Moting levelled in the 63rd minute, heading in Xherdan Shaqiri’s corner at the back post.
As both sides pushed for a winner, Lukaku wasted an excellent chance in the 81st minute when he fired over from Antonio Valencia’s cross after losing his marker eight yards out.
Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland then produced a brilliant reaction save to prevent an own goal in stoppage time.
The draw ends a run of three consecutive victories for United although they do return to the top of the Premier League table on goal difference from Manchester City.

What's your reaction?

Leave a comment