Manchester Utd 3 Stoke 0
Manchester United 3 Stoke City 0, Old Trafford, English Premier League, January 15, 2018. Manchester United followed up a vital 2-0 triumph against Everton at Goodison Park on New Year´s Day with an equally important 3-0 victory over Stoke City 3-0 at Old Trafford courtesy of a goal each from Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial, and Romelu Lukaku.
Incoming Stoke City manager Paul Lambert could only sit and watch as Manchester United mopped the floor with The Potters in a 3-0 home win. Ecuadorian international Antonio Valencia put United into an early 1-0 lead when the versatile player hammered the ball past Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland and into the net from just inside the penalty area after only nine minutes of action before Anthony Martial made it 2-0 to the home team in the 38th minute. Jose Mourinho´s boys kept up their dominance following the resumption and Romelu Lukaku netted the third goal of the encounter eighteen minutes from time to secure a 3-0 success. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic, Anthony Martial. Substitutes: Marouane Fellaini, Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera, Joel Pereira. Stoke City Team: Jack Butland, Moritz Bauer, Kurt Zouma, Josh Tymon, Bruno Martins Indi, Joe Allen, Stephen Ireland, Xherdan Shaqiri, Peter Crouch, Darren Fletcher, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. Substitutes: Kevin Wimmer, Ramadan Sobhi, Mame Diouf, Tom Edwards, Ibrahim Afellay, Charlie Adam, Lee Grant.
Manchester United Quickfacts
Manchester United overcame Stoke City 4-2 at Old Trafford on the 20th of October 2012 thanks to a double by Wayne Rooney and one goal apiece from Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck.