Manchester United has spilled first points of the season in 6th English Premiership round on away match at Stoke City’s Britannia by playing a 1-1.
Although Sir Alex Ferguson’s team so far in five league rounds accomplish maximum points, Stoke proved too be hard nut to slightly chipped team from Manchester. Namely, Wayne Rooney did not qualify for the composition due to groin injury, while the Mexican Javier Hernandez fell into into the team in the last moment after his return from injury, but it proved to be a bad move. In the 11th minute of the game in a duel with Jonathan Woodgate the rugged Mexican received a strong kick why he was unable to proceed the match. He was replaced by 31-year-old Michael Owen.
It seemed that everything comes into its own in the 27th minute when Nani the Portuguese brought the “red devils” in the lead. It was also the only goal on halftime in which United had the initiative.
In second half footballers of manager Tony Pulis got a lot more determined what was at the same start pays off. Reinforcement of this summer’s Peter Crouch scored, of course, with his head from the corner which took Etherington, and align the result 1-1. By the end of the game, the score has not changed, although Manchester had a larger initiative. Hero of the home team, except for scorer was the Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begović who didnt allow that shots of Luke Young and Michael Owen’s finish in his goal.
Manchester, despite the spillage of the first points of the season its still on the top of the Premier League table with Man City but with a better goal-difference
0-1 Nani 27′
1-1 Crouch 52′