Stoke City v Manchester United, 26 December 2015

Score2-0 to Stoke City
RefereeKevin Friend
CompetitionPremier League
VenueBritannia Stadium
Attendance27,426
This was only Stoke City's second win in their last 16 league meetings against Manchester United (lost 12). Kick-off: 12.45pm

Goals:

Bojan Krkić 19 G
Marko Arnautović 26 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jack Butland
Defender Erik Pieters
Defender/Centre back Ryan Shawcross
Defender/Full back Glen Johnson
Defender/Midfielder Geoff Cameron
Midfielder Ibrahim Afellay
Midfielder Glenn Whelan
Midfielder/Forward Xherdan Shaqiri
Forward Bojan Krkić

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder/Forward Memphis Depay
Forward Anthony Martial

Substitutions:

Marco Van Ginkel for Glenn Whelan 46
Mame Biram Diouf for Xherdan Shaqiri 65
Charlie Adam for Geoff Cameron 75

Substitutions:

Wayne Rooney for Memphis Depay 46
Andreas Pereira for Ander Herrera 82

Cards:

Bojan Krkić 49 Y

Cards:

Ashley Young 25 Y
Andreas Pereira 83 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard
Defender/Midfielder Marc Wilson
Midfielder Charlie Adam
Midfielder Marco Van Ginkel
Midfielder/Forward Jon Walters
Forward Joselu

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Guillermo Varela
Defender/Midfielder Paddy McNair
Defender/Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin
Midfielder Andreas Pereira
Forward Wayne Rooney

Comments:

League position: 11th Stoke City had now kept a clean sheet in eight of their last 11 Premier League games. This was the first time that Manchester United had failed to score against them in the Premier League. Current City boss and former United forward Mark Hughes had now won two of his last 15 meetings with the Red Devils (lost ten). The Potters had now scored 16 goals in their 18 Premier League games in 2015-16; only bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa had scored fewer.

Comments:

League position: 6th Manchester United's return of 29 points after 18 games was their lowest tally at this stage of a Premier League season. United had now have lost four consecutive competitive games in the same season for the first time since October / November in 1961. They were now without a win in seven consecutive games in all competitions for the first time since January 1990. This was the first time the Red Devils had lost a game on Boxing Day since 2002.