By Staff Reporter, EnStars | Oct 20, 2012 10:04 AM EDT
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Manchester United vs Stoke is one of eight English Premier League matches on Saturday with United wanting to gain the win to keep the pressure up on league leaders Chelsea. The game kicks off at 10 a.m. ET and can be watched for free online through free live stream (link provided below).
Following Chelsea’s 4-2 win over Tottenham in the early kick off on Saturday the Blues have pulled away to a seven point lead at the top of the EPL. That means this match is a must-win for United and they will be desperate to claim all three points to close the gap to just four points again.
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However, Stoke have proven one of the most difficult teams to beat in the English Premier League this year and they have also gained a 0-0 draw away to Arsenal, as well as drawing 1-1 with Manchester City at home. They went to Anfield and gained another 0-0 draw. And Chelsea only managed to beat them with a last gasp winner when the game looked to be heading for another draw.
Stoke will show the same resilience today against Manchester United and will get players behind the ball and try to stifle United’s play. Stoke would be delighted to come away from Old Trafford with a draw and a point.
But it is 19 years since Stoke last won this fixture in a 2-1 League Cup victory in September 1993. But their last four visits to Old Trafford have all ended in defeat with an aggregate score of 13-1. Manchester United will believe they can win this one, and if they can get an early goal then the floodgates could open in front of an intimidating Old Trafford crowd.
Manchester United vs Stoke kicks off at 10 a.m. ET and can be watched online through FREE live stream by clicking here.
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