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Old Trafford (ATT 75,585) 20th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Taylor

Man Utd Manchester United vs Stoke City Stoke

Man Utd 4

W Rooney (27, 65)
R van Persie (44)
D Welbeck (46)

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Stoke 2

W Rooney (og 11)
M Kightly (58)

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  1. 93

    Hernandez tries to take off on attack, but to no avail as the final whistle blow.

  2. 92

    United running the clock down on the left of the park, but Stoke are having none of it and rush the hosts off the ball.

  3. 91

    Adam, again, tries to sneak his cross for Crouch behind Ferdinand, but De Gea comes across to pluck the ball out of the air.

  4. 90

    As the match enters the final few moments of the match, the linesman signals three added minutes.

  5. 89

    Rather quiet in the second period, Adam delivers a decent ball for Crouch in the box, but Evans is up to the task and beat the towering frontman to ball.

  6. 88

    Nani and Van Persie try to link up on attack but Marc Wilson still has his wits about and cuts off the movement.

  7. 87

    There's a quiet satisfaction around Old Trafford at the moment as the home faithful expect to close out this encounter the victors.

  8. 86

    Whitehead departs with Wilson Palacios earning a late run-on.

  9. 85

    Etherington with a run down the left and he tries to whip the ball into the box, only for Rafael to block the cross and hand the visitors a corner-kick.

  10. 84

    Stoke in possession but at this late stage of the match is unlikely they have the energy or will-power to summon a fight-back.

  11. 83

    Nani with a sharp dash down the right with Rooeny waiting for the cross at the near post, but Huth shuffles back and cuts off the substitute winger.

  12. 82

    United not taking any chances and are just passing the ball around on the halfway line.

  13. 81

    Ferdinand clears the initial free-kick but Stoke are camped inside United's half with a back-to-back corner-kicks.

  14. 80

    Ferdinand is adjudged to have fouled Crouch and Stoke receive an attacking free-kick late on.

  15. 79

    The Red Devils playing the percentages as the try to keep the ball on the halfway line while still probing for an opening in the Potters' tired defence.

  16. 78

    Welbeck leaves the field to a standing ovation with Hernandez going the other way.

  17. 77

    United, once again, on the attack and are looking to bring Nani's fresh legs into the game more.

  18. 76

    Nani with a saved shot at the near post after Evra took the ball forward and laid it off for the replacement winger, but the Portuguese was ruled offside anyway.

  19. 75

    Evra pushing up from the left, but he is shepherded into the middle of the park and his brief attacking thrust is quelled.

  20. 74

    Kightly comes off for former United striker Owen, while Valencia earns a break with Nani taking to the field.

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