Stoke City 2 Manchester United 2: Choupo-Moting double holds wasteful visitors
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's double secured Stoke City a battling 2-2 draw at home to a wasteful Manchester United side that dropped points for the first time this season.
Jose Mourinho's men attracted plenty of admirers for their impressive start to the campaign, but they were not at their best in front of goal and Choupo-Moting inspired Stoke to a commendable point at the bet365 Stadium.
An entertaining first half saw both sides look a danger going forward, with United in particular guilty of wasting numerous chances to take the lead.
Eventually Stoke found the breakthrough in the 43rd minute through Choupo-Moting, but that only seemed to jolt United into life, as they restored parity shortly after in fortuitous circumstances when a Paul Pogba header deflected in off Marcus Rashford.
Romelu Lukaku put United ahead for the first time just before the hour, but like with Stoke's opener, an equaliser followed soon after as Choupo-Moting doubled his tally.
United looked the more likely to steal a late winner, but Stoke defended valiantly and kept United's frontline at bay.