It was another abysmal showing from manager Mark Hughes and his Stoke side who for the second time this week were taken apart by the opposition with an ease that causes significant concern. The 3-0 loss to Everton makes it the Potters' third consecutive league reverse of that scoreline in a run that has put a significant dent in their aspirations of European qualification.
The defence has clearly been decimated by injury but the players that remain are still more than capable of contesting a Premier...
Having comfortably overcome Manchester United at home on Boxing Day, the stage was set for the Potters to complete an unlikely double over their hosts at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Alas, the wait goes on as they instead suffered a comprehensive 3-0 loss.
With Louis van Gaal's men struggling to exert their authority on home turf and many in the stands choosing Tuesday's game to vent their displeasure at his tenure, there was a perfect opportunity for Mark Hughes and his men to take advantage. He...
MANCHESTER, England -- Three points from Old Trafford, where Manchester United scored three times and kept a clean sheet to easily see off Stoke City.
1. Martial stars as United ease to victory
Just when it seemed there was no such thing as a routine home win for Manchester United, they produced one. This was something of a throwback, to the days when United swept lesser sides away at Old Trafford with conspicuous ease and to when Stoke tended to fold on their trips to the bigger clubs.