On New Year’s Day Manchester United faced a Stoke that their defence couldn’t handle. They were lucky to be able to fish out a draw in the end.
Man United faced a shock as they encountered an early setback. Shawcross netted a goal in the second minute to give Stoke the lead! Ouch. That’s painful, especially when it’s coming from a man who United released in 2007!
It was fortunate for United that Falcao was able to score the equaliser in the 26th minute. A draw is only satisfactory, especially when the opposition had a great chance of actually winning the game.
Manchester United are now nine points behind Chelsea after drawing their third successive away game. If they’re looking at top place, they’ll need to tighten up their defence and loosen the reigns on their strikers.