Allen's late equaliser denies Mourinho's men from making it four wins in a row

Allen's late equaliser denies Mourinho's men from making it four wins in a row
United will be looking to repeat last season's result at Old Trafford against Stoke (Picture source: Paul Ellis / Getty Images)
Manchester United
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Stoke City
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Blind, Herrera (Memphis, min. 84), Pogba, Lingard (Martial, min. 67), Mata (Rooney, min. 67), Rashford, Ibrahimović.
Stoke City: Grant, Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Cameron, Allen, Whelan, Shaqiri (Bardsley, min. 90), Arnautović (Walters, min. 77), Bony (Crouch, min. 77).
SCORE: 1-0, min. 69, Martial. 1-1, min. 83, Allen.
REFEREE: Bobby Madley (ENG). Booked: Valencia (min. 13), Herrera (min. 54), Ibrahimpvic (min. 56)
INCIDENTS: Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City, held at Old Trafford.

That brings an end to today's live commentary between Manchester United and Stoke City in the Premier League. I have been Brandon Sayer and until next time have a good day!

It means that United sit in 6th position going into the international break while stoke move off the bottom to 19th. Stoke will be the happier team from the game as United really needed to win the game.

That is a terrible result for United as they really should have won the game given how many chances they had. Martial finally gave the host's the lead in the 70th minute but a terrible mistake from De Gea allowed Joe Allen to score an equaliser.

90+4' - The referee blows his whistle to end the game. Manchester United 1-1 Stoke City.

90' - The referee has decided to add on four minutes at the end of the second half.

90' - Stoke substitution: Shaqiri is replaced by Phil Bardsley.

89' - Pogba hits the bar from a close range header after a fantastic cross from Rashford. Should be scoring that and he knows it aswell.

86' - Ibrahimovic forces Grant into making another good save from just inside the box after a good pass from Pogba.

84' - Manchester United substitution: Memphis Depay replaces Ander Herrera.

83' - Goal for Stoke! Joe Allen is the man who scored the equaliser. De Gea fails to hold on a shot and then Walters hits the bar which was unlucky but it fell to Allen who smashed the ball into an empty net. Very bad goal to concede.

77' - Double substituion for Stoke: Crouch and Walters on. Arnautovic and Bony off.

73' - All of a sudden United are rampant as Ibrahimovic forces Grant into making a good save. The pace has been picked up from United since the goal.

69' - Goal for United! Martial gets the breakthrough for United. A good flowing move from the host's finds Martial in the box and the striker who just came on the pitch curled a beautiful shot into the top corner of the net. Just what the docter ordered for United.

68' - Ibrahimovic is next to go very close for United as his long range shot goes just wide of the goal much to the disbelief of the home crowd.

67' - Double substitution for United: Martial and Rooney on. Mata and Lingard off.

66' - Herrera goes extremely close to giving United the lead but his long range shot just goes wide of the goal.

60' - Mata is next to have a go from a long way out but again Grant was equal to the shot.

59' - Pogba has a strike from outisde the box which was straight at Grant.

56' - Ibrahimovic receives a yellow card for a foul on Shawcross.

55' - Stoke create the first opening of the second half. A lovely flowing move from the visitors found Allen in the box but he hit a weak shot straight at De Gea.

54' - Herrera receives a yellow card for a late challenge on Joe Allen.

51' - It has been a very even start to the second half from both teams as they battle to try and get the opening goal.

46' - The referee blows his whistle to get the second half underway. Game on!

Overall it has been a very good half for United and they should have at least have one goal. Lee Grant in the Stoke goal is having the game of his life as he has made three wonderful saves in the first half. United will be hoping they get the breakthrough early in the second half or else they will become very edgy. Stay tuned as we bring you the second half live in a few minutes time!

45+1' - The referee blows his whsitle for half-time. Manchester United 0-0 Stoke City.

45' - The referee has decided to add on one minute at the end of the first half.

44' - Pogba had a go from outside the box but it went just over the bar. Much better from the midfielder.

39' - For the first time in the game it has gone a little quiet as United have taken the foot off the pedal. 

27' - Grant makes another great save! Ibrahimovic crossed the ball into the box and Lingard hit his shot first time which was heading into the back of the net but Grant got down to keep it out of the net somehow. Incredible save.

22' - Two chances within a minute for United! Firstly Mata tired a chip inside the box which Grant scrambled back to make a great save which went out for a corner. The corner was then whipped in from Blind and Pogba unmarked in the six-yard box put his header wide when he should have done so much better.

16' - What a chance for Pogba to score! A wonderful passing move from the host's finished with a lovely pass from Lingard which put Pogba through on goal but the midfielder put his shot wide when he should have scored.

15' - A wonderful move from Stoke see's Cameron have a great chance from inside the box but his shot was hit straight at De Gea. United need to pick it up again now after slowing it all down in the last few minutes.

13' - Antonio Valencia receives the first yellow card of the game for a very late challenge on Eric Pieters.

9' - Stoke show the first signs of life in the team as Geoff Cameron tests David de gea with a long range shot. Juts before that Bailly made a great clearence inside the box to stop Bony from scoring the opening goal.

2' - What a chance for Ibrahimovic to open the scoring! A brilliant through pass from Paul Pogba played Zlatan in on goal but the big striker's shot was saved by goalkeeper Lee Grant, who done extremely well to keep it out. Good fast start from the host's.

1' - The referee blows his whistle to get the game underway. Game on!

With just over ten minutes until kick-off at Old Trafford, both teams will be looking to make their mark on the game from the start. Both teams will be wanting to get a win before the international break. It promises to be a great game for everybody watching so stay tuned as we bring you the live commentary of game next!

Stoke City substitutes: Given, Bardsley, Adam, Diouf, Walters, Crouch, Bojan.

Stoke City starting XI: Grant, Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Cameron, Allen, Whelan, Shaqiri, Arnautović, Bony.

Manchester United substitutes: Romero, Darmian, Carrick, Fellaini, Martial, Memphis, Rooney.

Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Blind, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Mata, Rashford, Ibrahimović.

The team news from Old Trafford is in. Stay tuned as we bring you it next!

We'll have confirmed team news for you at around 11:00 BST but before that, stay with us as the build up to the game continues.

Predicted Stoke City line-up: (4-2-3-1 ) Given; Cameron, Shawcross, Indi, Pieters; Whelan, Imbula; Arnautovic, Bojan, Shaqiri; Bony.

Predicted Manchester United line-up: (4-2-3-1) De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Blind; Pogba, Herrera; Martial, Mata, Rashford; Ibrahimovic.

For the visitors, they will be without first choice goalkeeper Jack Butland due to an ankle injury which he had an operation on. Hughes at his pre-match press conference said that Joe Allen is a doubt for the game with a hamstring injury he picked up in the last match against West Brom. The good news through for the Potters is that Xherdan Shaqiri, who played in the last game after six weeks out injured, is once again available.

In terms of injuries ahead of the game, Mourinho has said that he hopes to have Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan available for the game after recovering from injuries. Phil Jones though is still out with a knee injury that he picked up in training. Mourinho rested a few of his players for the game against Zorya Luhansk in midweek but they are expected to come straight back into the team for this weekend's crucial game in the Premier League.

The problem though for the Potters is that since their promotion to the Premier League in 2008, they have lost on every single occasion they have visited the Theatre of Dreams. This includes last season when United won the corresponding fixture 3-0 with goals from Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney.

Rooney scoring United's third against Stoke at Old Trafford last season | Photo: Alex Livesey / Getty Images
Rooney scoring United's third against Stoke at Old Trafford last season | Photo: Alex Livesey / Getty Images

On the other hand, Mark Hughes side have started the season in terrible form as they sit 19th in the Premier League table after six games. The only two points they have picked up this season has been at home to Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion, so they are in real need of a big victory to kick-start their season.

Jose Mourinho's side will be full of confidence after what transpired last weekend when they defeated defending champions Leicester City 4-1 at Old Trafford. They then backed that victory up with a 1-0 victory against FC Zorya Luhansk in the Uefa Europa League on Thursday evening. Overall, three victories in one week has piled the optimism back into the club again after three successive defeats before that.

Both teams will be looking to pick up a victory to go into the international break on a high. United for the reason a win would mean that they would win four matches in a row in all competitions while Stoke are looking for their first victory of the season. 

Hello there everyone, and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of the Premier League match held at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Stoke City. Kick-off at Old Trafford is set for 12:00BST, so stick with us until then as we build up to the game and get the confirmed team news.