Stoke 0 Manchester United 2

Dimitar Berbatov

Sto­ke City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, Brit­an­nia Sta­dium, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Septem­ber 26, 2009. Man­chester Uni­ted gain­ed their fifth suc­cess­ive Pre­miership win as they de­feated Sto­ke City 2-0 away. Di­mar Ber­batov gave the vis­it­ing te­am the lead two min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk be­fore John O´Shea ad­ded a sec­ond goal wi­th thir­teen min­utes left of the tie.

Ta­ble top­ping Man­chester Uni­ted had de­feated Wi­gan Ath­let­ic 5–0, Ar­senal 2–1, Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 3–1, and Man­chester City 4–3 in their four pre­vi­ous Pre­mier Lea­gue fix­tures and were strong fa­vour­ites to over­come The Pot­ters at Brit­an­nia Sta­dium. An­tonio Va­lencia could have giv­en The Reds the lead af­ter sev­en min­utes of play, but his right-foot ef­fort went wide. Uni­ted ul­ti­mately went ahead thro­ugh a clo­se ran­ge goal from Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov on 62 min­utes, whi­le John O´Shea made the fi­nal score 2-0 to the vis­it­ors in the 77th min­ute. Sto­ke City Te­am: Tho­mas Sor­ensen, Dan­ny Collins, Ab­doulaye Faye, Ro­bert Huth, Ry­an Shaw­cross, Rory De­lap, Mat­thew Eth­er­ing­ton, Liam Law­rence, Glenn Whelan, Dean White­head, Dave Kit­son. Sub­stitutes: Dan­ny Hig­gin­botham, Andy Wilkin­son, Le­on Cort, Dan­ny Pugh, Ja­mes Beat­tie, Tun­cay Sanli, Ste­ve Si­mon­sen. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ben Fo­ster, John O’Shea, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Rio Fer­dinand, An­tonio Va­lencia, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Lu­is Nani, Paul Scho­les, Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov, Way­ne Roo­ney. Sub­stitutes: Ga­ry Ne­ville, Oli­veira An­der­son, Jon­ny Evans, Mi­chael Car­rick, Ry­an Gig­gs, Mi­chael Owen, To­masz Kuszczak.


Dimitar Berbatov Quickfacts

Di­m­it­ar Berbatov´s fir­st Pre­mier Lea­gue goal for Man­chester Uni­ted came in a 4–0 vic­tory ag­ainst new­ly pro­moted West Brom­wich Al­bion at The Haw­thorns on the 18th of Oct­ober 2008.


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