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  • Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United: Nani superb-strike, Crouch header

    Striker Peter Crouch who scored a Stoke City could force a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United at Britannia Stadium on Saturday (24/09/2011). It is the first United failure to win t in the Premier League this season.

    Manchester United went ahead through Nani in the 27th minute. After working together one-two with Darren Fletcher, Nani dribbled into the penalty box and kick off the left foot, which makes the ball nestled in the lower left corner of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

    Peter Crouch then bring the host equalized in the 52nd minute. From the middle of the penalty box, he is the ball of Matthew Etherington corner into the middle of the goalkeeper De Gea. It was Crouch's first goal against Manchester United.

    The Game

    MU chance of winning it early, ie in the fourth minute. At that time, Javier Hernandez had dribbled into the penalty box.

    Before he could execute, he collided with Begovic and fell with his head hitting the ground, due to physical contact with Jonathan Woodgate. No penalty for Manchester United.

    After getting treatment, Hernandez return to play. However, in the eleventh minute, he replaced Michael Owen.

    The game then runs tough and flat. However, MU is still able to create some opportunities, which did not produce goals that are less accurate due to execution.

    In the 19th minute, for example, Dimitar Berbatov gore Anderson corner kick, which missed the mark.

    After Nani goal, the game becomes very alive. At least, that's visible from both sides exchanging increasingly frequent attacks and threats.

    In the 28th minute, for example, defender Andy Wilkinson fired accurately from the middle of the penalty box MU. The ball then hit the pole and away from the goal, having pushed David De Gea.

    MU shot back through Nani in the 30th minute, a shot over the crossbar to the host.

    Five minutes later, Stoke threatened again through Jonathan Walters. However, De Gea again able to prevent the goal conceded.

    A number of dangerous movement is still emerging from both camps thereafter. However, none of them led to goals, until the halftime whistle sounded.

    Mutual re-action assault occurred in the second round. After Crouch's goal, Manchester United Dimitar Berbatov at the back through the 54th minute. However, Berbatov fired the ball from inside the box it can still be anticipated Begovic.

    In the 67th minute, Marc Wilson fired accurately to be countered De Gea. United replied through Ashley Young a minute thereafter. However, Begovic was able to secure the net.

    Afterward, MU is able to improve the quality of the game. Aside from being able to reduce the aggressiveness of Stoke, they are also fairly consistently create chances. However, the 1-1 score did not change until the long whistle sounded.

    For 90 minutes, Chelsea had the ball as much as 59 percent and created four of the 14 golden business opportunities. As for Stoke release five accurate shots from the 13 experiments.

    Team Line-up:

    Stoke City: Asmir Begovic; Jonathan Woodgate, Ryan Shawcross, Marc Wilson, Andy Wilkinson (Robert Huth 83), Glenn Whelan, Rory Delap (Dean Whitehead 85), Matthew Etherington, Jermaine Pennant (Cameron Jerome 90); Jonathan Walters, Peter Crouch

    Manchester United: David De Gea; Phil Jones, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra; Antonio Valencia, Anderson, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young (Danny Welbeck 68), Nani; Dimitar Berbatov (Ryan Giggs 68), Javier Hernandez (Michael Owen 11)


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