Stoke City vs Manchester United Live Stream and Highlights
Stoke vs Manchester United Preview:
Date: April 14, 2013; Time: 2:05 PM BST;
Venue: Britannia Stadium — Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
The Red Devils will try to return on winning ways against struggling Potters. Man Utd was defeated by their city rivals in the last round, so they travel to face Tony Pulis’ relegation-fighting team in search of three points.
Stoke goes 15th in the EPL standings with 34 points from 32 games, winning 7, drawing 13 and losing 12 so far this season. The Potters are just 3 points above 18-th-placed Wigan and could be dropped to the relegation zone. Their present form has been awful with 1 draw and 4 losses from last five games. Last five home matches the Potters have finished with 1 win, 2 draws and 2 defeats. Stoke City have been without a win in 6 matches. They lost 1-2 to Aston Villa last weekend.
Man Utd stands 1st in the league table with 77 points from 31 games, having 25 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses so far this season. The red Devils are 13 points ahead of 2nd-placed Man City. Their current form has been indifferent with 1 draw, 2 wins and 2 losses from last five games. They were beaten by Man City and were eliminated from the FA Cup by Chelsea. Last five away games the Red Devils have finished with 1 draw, 3 wins and 1 loss. Last weekend Man Utd have lost 1-2 to Man City. Their previous game this season ended 4-2 for Man Utd thanks to a double from Wayne Rooney and goals from Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck.
Stoke def Marc Wilson remains doubtful after hamstring injury and could be replaced by Andy Wilkinson. Glenn Whelan has problems with his back, but he could start from the bench. Potters head coach Tony Pulis has no fresh injury concerns.
Manchester United could welcome back Jonny Evans after a hamstring injury. Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic are also close to their returns. Paul Scholes has a knee problem. Ashley Young was substituted in the loss to Manchester City with an ankle injury.
Stoke line-up: Begovic, Cameron, Huth, Shawcross, Wilkinson, Shotton, Nzonzi, Whitehead, Etherington, Jones, Walters.
Last three matches:
Stoke City 1 – Aston Villa 3;
Everton 1 – Stoke City 0;
Stoke City 0 – West Bromwich Albion 0.
Manchester United line-up: De Gea, Rafael, Ferdinand, Jones, Evra, Carrick, Giggs, Young, Rooney, Welbeck.
Last three matches:
Manchester United 1 – Manchester City 2;
Chelsea FC 1 – Manchester United 0;
Sunderland 0 – Manchester United 1.