Utd vs Stoke: Rare De Gea error allows Joe Allen to clinch point for Potters

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
Joe Allen celebrates the equaliser

Manchester United stuttered once again after they were held to 1-1 draw at Old Trafford by Stoke City.

United dominated possession and but for their laxity in front goal, should have finished off the game in the first half.

They, however, had to wait until the 69th minute when to get a breakthrough through substitute Anthony Martial curled home a shot for his goal in 10 matches for the club.

When it appeared to have been a fatal blow to a Stoke side who had rarely threatened, an uncharacteristic spill from United keeper, David De Gea allowed Joe Allen to equalise in the 82nd.

Paul Pogba rattled the bar with a header as United mounted a late siege on the Stoke goal, but Mark Hughes' side clung on to the point that takes them off the bottom of the table.