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Glenn Whelan takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Chris Smalling makes a clearance.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
The ball is swung over by Peter Crouch.
Centre by Geoff Cameron.
Ashley Young fouled by Glenn Whelan, the ref awards a free kick.
Geoff Cameron sends in a cross.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Adam.
Javier Hernandez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Thomas Sorensen parries the effort to safety.
Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Jonny Evans gets a block in.
Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line.
Darren Fletcher on for Danny Welbeck.
Corner taken by Ashley Young.
Jonny Evans restarts play with the free kick.
Tom Cleverley fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Chris Smalling.
Patrice Evra scores with their right foot. Stoke 0-2 Man Utd.The assist for the goal came from Ashley Young.
Ryan Shawcross goes off and Charlie Adam comes on.
Corner taken by Marko Arnautovic from the right by-line.
Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Blocked by Jonny Evans.
The ball is sent over by Erik Pieters.
Clearance by Antonio Valencia.
The ball is crossed by Ryan Shawcross.
The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Walters.
Shot by Ashley Young went wide of the left-hand post.
Wilson Palacios takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross by Jonny Evans results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Ashley Young from the right by-line.
Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance.
The referee shows Ashley Young a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Ashley Young scores a right footed goal. Stoke 0-1 Man Utd.Assist on the goal came from Javier Hernandez.
Free kick taken by Tom Cleverley.
Marko Arnautovic replaces Oussama Assaidi.
Wilson Palacios concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Young.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ashley Young.
Foul by Stephen Ireland on Ashley Young, free kick awarded.
Stephen Ireland challenges Chris Smalling unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.
Oliveira Anderson goes off and Javier Hernandez comes on.
Patrice Evra is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Patrice Evra by Glenn Whelan results in a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Geoff Cameron.
Shot by Oliveira Anderson missed to the right of the net.
Shot by Glenn Whelan went wide right of the net.
Header at goal by Patrice Evra misses left of the target.
Antonio Valencia takes a shot. Blocked by Erik Pieters.
Wilson Palacios is penalised for a handball.
The ball is crossed by Rafael Da Silva.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
The ref blows to end the first period.
Jonathan Walters is caught offside.
The ball is crossed by Antonio Valencia.
Clearance by Jonny Evans.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Glenn Whelan and goes over.
Foul by Oliveira Anderson on Glenn Whelan, free kick awarded.
Oussama Assaidi takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Rafael Da Silva.
The ball is swung over by Rafael Da Silva.
Thomas Sorensen restarts play with the free kick.
Tom Cleverley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilson Palacios.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Oliveira Anderson.
The ball is sent over by Jonathan Walters.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Erik Pieters by Antonio Valencia.
Geoff Cameron concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Young.
Free kick taken by Geoff Cameron.
Geoff Cameron fouled by Ashley Young, the ref awards a free kick.
The official flags Oussama Assaidi offside.
Tom Cleverley makes a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Oussama Assaidi.
The ball is swung over by Jonathan Walters.
Corner taken by Ashley Young from the left by-line.
Patrice Evra produces a cross.
The ball is sent over by Antonio Valencia.
Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Thomas Sorensen safely holds on.
Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.
David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrice Evra.
Centre by Stephen Ireland.
Oliveira Anderson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Thomas Sorensen parries the effort to safety.
Tom Cleverley restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Wilson Palacios.
Thomas Sorensen takes the free kick.
Danny Welbeck challenges Wilson Palacios unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by Geoff Cameron.
The ball is delivered by Rafael Da Silva.
Unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Wilson Palacios results in a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Stephen Ireland.
Free kick taken by Chris Smalling.
Peter Crouch is caught offside.
Patrice Evra manages to make a clearance.
Marc Wilson fouled by Antonio Valencia, the ref awards a free kick.
Glenn Whelan crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrice Evra on Jonathan Walters.
Clearance made by Jonny Evans.
Clearance made by Patrice Evra.
The game kicks-off.
Hughes wary of United threat
Stoke manager Mark Hughes insists the mentality of Manchester United players remains unchanged no matter who is in charge and they will always produce a positive response to criticism.
David Moyes' reign at Old Trafford has got off to a stuttering start with his side eighth in the Barclays Premier League, seven points off the top four after losing five times already.
The suggestion is United no longer have the fear factor they had under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson but former Red Devil Hughes insists the players - which is virtually the same squad which won the championship last season - still have the same determination.
They showed that to some degree with back-to-back wins in the Champions League and Premier League after two successive home defeats to Everton and Newcastle.
"United teams always display the same characteristic traits," he said ahead of Wednesday night's Capital One Cup quarter-final against United.
"There have been questions about the make up of the team and when that happens United invariably respond and that is what happened at the weekend (against Villa).
"The qualities they have shown over the years are still there in abundance.
"You know United players react to criticism and we have to be careful with that. They have a great squad."
While Moyes is under pressure at Old Trafford there is no suggestion that his position is under threat, having only taken over in the summer.
However, this weekend proved how fragile a manager's position can be with West Brom removing Steve Clarke, the man who led them to their highest Premier League finish of eighth last season, and Tottenham sacking Andre Villas-Boas despite the side being just five points outside the top four.
Hughes, sacked himself by QPR last season, believes time is no longer a luxury managers have.
"It sees to be more prevalent in this day and age," he added.
"It seems it is all too easy to change managers and coaches and it is shame because it doesn't just affect managers but coaching staff, families and individuals around that.
"You make a change of personnel at the top but it affects others around them deeply and personally.
"Every Premier League manager works exceptionally hard to make any club a success and it is a real shame that managers lose their job.
"It is no coincidence that clubs who have had success like Manchester United and Arsenal have had the continuity of a manager in place.
"Everyone knows the standards and what is expected and when you have that longevity without a shadow of a doubt it brings success."
Stoke host United looking to build on an impressive display in Manchester at the end of October when they twice took the lead and came very close to producing another upset.
"We did okay at Old Trafford and were 12 minutes away from beating them and on the day we did exceptionally well, especially in the attacking third," said Hughes.
"We didn't quite see the game out but hopefully we will this time. You want to test yourself against the best teams in the Premier League and best teams in Europe and that is what United are.
"The chance for us is to make sure our level is good and we can give them a game.
"We set the standard last time out at home (beating Chelsea 3-2) and if we can reach that United will know they have been in a game."
Like Moyes, Hughes arrived at his new club after a lengthy spell from his predecessor, Tony Pulis, and he is also taking a bit of time to adjust.
"Like a lot of clubs there is this word transition happening and the same thing is happening there," said Moyes.
"They are changing. Mark Hughes is the manager. He is very experienced in Premier League terms. He will put his own mark on Stoke."
Moyes is expected to make changes from the team that won so well at Aston Villa on Sunday, although he will need to check on the fitness of a number of key men before finalising his line up.
"We have a squad of players who can all play in any game," said Moyes. "We have a lot of games coming up and I will see who I think is ready."
Javier Hernandez and Shinji Kawaga both missed the win at Villa, the Mexican due to a head injury suffered in training, whilst Kagawa had not fully recovered from having his stomach pumped 10 days previously.
Chris Smalling has also been out for three games, although it is anticipated skipper Nemanja Vidic will be available after two matches on the sidelines.
Robin van Persie (thigh) and Michael Carrick (Achilles) are definitely out.
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