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Premier League

  • April 14, 2013
  • • 9:05 AM
  • • Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • Referee: J. Moss
  • • Attendance: 27191

Premier League Preview: Stoke City - Manchester United

The Red Devils lost to their city rivals last time out and travel to face Tony Pulis' relegation-threatened side aiming for the victory that will push them closer to another title



Cameron, Huth, Shawcross, Wilkinson
Shotton, Nzonzi, Whitehead, Etherington
Jones, Walters


De Gea
Rafael, Ferdinand, Jones, Evra
Carrick, Giggs
Young, Rooney, Welbeck

Stoke defender Marc Wilson (hamstring) is rated as doubtful for this game and may be replaced by Andy Wilkinson. Glenn Whelan (back) has also been struggling with injury, although he may be fit enough for the bench.

Otherwise, Potters manager Tony Pulis has no new injury problems ahead of this game as he looks to register just Stoke's second win since the turn of the year.

Meanwhile, Manchester United may welcome Jonny Evans back into the squad after a hamstring problem.

Defenders Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic (both knock) are also nearing returns, as is Paul Scholes (knee).

Ashley Young (ankle) was substituted during the 1-0 loss to Manchester City, but should be fit and available for the trip to the Britannia Stadium.

  • Stoke is without a win in six games since beating Reading 2-1 in early February - the club's only victory in 2013.
  • The Potters defense is ranked sixth in goals allowed, conceding 39 all season.
  • Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross began his career at Old Trafford but did not make an appearance in the Premier League.
  • In their previous meeting this season, Manchester United came out 4-2 winners thanks to a double from Wayne Rooney (pictured) and one each for Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck.
  • The Red Devils have benefited from five own goals in the Premier League, more than any other team.
  • Before their loss to rival Manchester City on Monday, United had won five of the six Premier League home games in which it had trailed this season.
  • The Red Devils have yet to concede from a penalty in the league this season.


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Available Squads
1Asmir BegovicGoalkeeper
20Geoff CameronDefender
4Robert HuthDefender
17Ryan ShawcrossDefender
28Andy WilkinsonDefender
30Ryan ShottonDefender
6Glenn WhelanMidfielder
15Steven N'ZonziMidfielder
16Charlie AdamMidfielder
9Kenwyne JonesStriker
19Jonathan WaltersStriker
29Thomas SørensenGoalkeeper
8W. PalaciosMidfielder
18Dean WhiteheadMidfielder
21Michael KightlyMidfielder
10Michael OwenStriker
25Peter CrouchStriker
10Cameron JeromeStriker
1David de GeaGoalkeeper
3Patrice EvraDefender
4Phil JonesDefender
5Rio FerdinandDefender
15Nemanja VidicDefender
25Antonio ValenciaMidfielder
16Michael CarrickMidfielder
10Wayne RooneyStriker
14Javier HernándezStriker
20Robin van PersieStriker
23Shinji KagawaStriker
13Anders LindegaardGoalkeeper
6Jonny EvansDefender
12Chris SmallingDefender
28Alexander BüttnerDefender
23Tom CleverleyMidfielder
19Danny WelbeckStriker

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