Charlie Adam's double strike gave Stoke their first league win over Manchester United since 1984 on a miserable afternoon for the champions.

United started with Juan Mata, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney for the first time but fell behind when Adam's free-kick flew in off Michael Carrick.

Van Persie levelled with a neat finish just after half-time.

But Adam quickly restored Stoke's lead in spectacular style with a fierce 25-yard strike into the top corner.

Stoke 2-1 Man Utd: Mark Hughes pleased with 'huge win' over United

The closest United came to an equaliser was Rooney's injury-time free-kick, which was brilliantly tipped on to the post by Asmir Begovic before Stoke cleared their lines.

With his three best attacking players lining up together for the first time, this was supposed to be the start of a bright new era for United and their manager David Moyes, but instead it became an all-too familiar nightmare that will further dent their hopes of a top-four finish.

Moyes suffered his eighth Premier League defeat in 24 games in a match that he will remember for horrific weather conditions and injuries to both his starting centre-backs, Jonny Evans and Phil Jones.

United defeats in the top flight

The last time that Manchester United lost as many as eight of their opening 24 games in a league season was in 1989-90, when they lost 11 times and finished in 13th place.

United have now lost more games than in any Premier League season since 2003-04, when they lost nine in total.

Wins for West Ham and Sunderland had seen the Potters slip into the bottom three before kick-off but Stoke did not perform like a team who had taken one point from their previous six games.

The fierce wind that swirled round the Britannia Stadium made it difficult for both teams to settle but, just when United had forced their first sustained spell of pressure, Adam struck to put his side in front.

There was a lot of luck about his first goal, his 30-yard shot cannoning off Carrick and looping into the opposite corner past a stranded David De Gea.

Things got worse for Moyes when Jones fell awkwardly after a clash with Jon Walters and had to be carried off.

The United boss had already moved Chris Smalling back into the middle of his defence when Evans was injured, and his lack of defensive options meant Carrick had to drop into the back four.

Moyes had little choice but to adopt an attacking approach to get back into the game and that paid off seconds after the interval when Mata teed up Van Persie, giving the Spaniard his second assist in two games for United.

Moyes's record breaking season

  • Stoke earn first win over Man Utd since 1984
  • Swansea win first ever game at Old Trafford
  • Newcastle win at Man Utd for first time since 1972
  • Everton achieve same feat for first time since 1992
  • West Brom win at Old Trafford for first time since 1978

But the visitors were only level for five minutes, and there was no fortune about Adam's second strike, which flew past a startled De Gea with the help of the wind.

By now the game was wide open, with United pressing hard but seeing Stoke create the best chances on the break, and Marko Arnautovic curled a shot wide for the home side before substitute Oussama Assaidi volleyed over.

United piled on the pressure in the closing stages, flinging a series of crosses into the Stoke area, and with seven minutes of injury time to be played, they had hope.

But Rooney's curling shot was clawed to safety by Begovic and Stoke held out, ending a run of 11 defeats and one draw against United in the Premier League with a famous victory.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Stoke City

  • 01 Begovic
  • 20 Cameron Booked
  • 03 Pieters
  • 06 Whelan (Palacios - 83' )
  • 17 Shawcross
  • 12 Wilson
  • 09 Odemwingie
  • 16 Adam
  • 25 Crouch
  • 19 Walters Booked (Ireland - 60' )
  • 10 Arnautovic (Assaidi - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Muniesa
  • 08 Palacios
  • 23 Guidetti
  • 24 Assaidi
  • 29 Sørensen
  • 30 Shotton
  • 32 Ireland

Manchester United

  • 01 de Gea
  • 12 Smalling
  • 03 Evra
  • 16 Carrick Booked
  • 04 Jones (Welbeck - 45' )
  • 06 Evans (Rafael - 11' )
  • 08 Mata
  • 23 Cleverley
  • 20 van Persie (Hernández - 78' )
  • 10 Rooney Booked
  • 18 Young

Substitutes

  • 02 Rafael
  • 13 Lindegaard
  • 14 Hernández
  • 19 Welbeck
  • 24 Fletcher
  • 25 A Valencia
  • 44 Januzaj
Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Att: 26,547

Match Stats

Shots

13 19

On target

4 4

Corners

7 10

Fouls

18 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Stoke City 2, Manchester United 1.

90:00 +7:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Stoke City 2, Manchester United 1.

90:00 +6:40

Hand ball by Peter Crouch (Stoke City).

90:00 +6:08

Attempt saved. Peter Crouch (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Ireland.

90:00 +4:28

Attempt missed. Chris Smalling (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wayne Rooney with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +4:15

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Erik Pieters.

90:00 +4:10

Attempt blocked. Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90:00 +3:37

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Charlie Adam.

90:00 +3:24

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ryan Shawcross.

90:00 +0:31

Attempt missed. Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

90:00 +0:29

Attempt blocked. Danny Welbeck (Manchester United) header from very close range is blocked.

90:00 +0:26

Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

89:39

Javier Hernández (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:39

Foul by Stephen Ireland (Stoke City).

89:16 Booking

Booking Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card.

88:27

Attempt saved. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Erik Pieters with a headed pass.

87:24

Attempt missed. Ashley Young (Manchester United) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Smalling with a cross.

87:09

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

86:25

Delay in match Erik Pieters (Stoke City) because of an injury.

85:19

Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

83:38

Ashley Young (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:38

Foul by Erik Pieters (Stoke City).

82:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stoke City. Wilson Palacios replaces Glenn Whelan.

82:12 Booking

Booking Michael Carrick (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:03

Foul by Michael Carrick (Manchester United).

82:03

Peter Odemwingie (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:55

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Marc Wilson.

78:51

Attempt blocked. Juan Mata (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cleverley.

78:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Javier Hernández replaces Robin van Persie.

77:44

Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:44

Foul by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City).

77:14

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Robin van Persie.

76:58

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Chris Smalling.

76:23

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by David de Gea.

76:22

Attempt saved. Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

75:06

Offside, Manchester United. Tom Cleverley tries a through ball, but Patrice Evra is caught offside.

73:47

Attempt blocked. Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Ireland.

72:48

Offside, Stoke City. Asmir Begovic tries a through ball, but Peter Crouch is caught offside.

72:07

Offside, Manchester United. Juan Mata tries a through ball, but Patrice Evra is caught offside.

71:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stoke City. Oussama Assaidi replaces Marko Arnautovic because of an injury.

69:44

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

69:20

Delay in match Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) because of an injury.

68:57

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Rafael.

68:05

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Chris Smalling.

67:21

Foul by Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

67:21

Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:14

Attempt saved. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.

63:46

Rafael (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:46

Foul by Charlie Adam (Stoke City).

61:55

Attempt missed. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

61:21

Attempt blocked. Danny Welbeck (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Mata.

60:18

Offside, Stoke City. Glenn Whelan tries a through ball, but Peter Crouch is caught offside.

60:17

Attempt missed. Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

59:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stoke City. Stephen Ireland replaces Jonathan Walters because of an injury.

59:31

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

58:38

Delay in match Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) because of an injury.

57:32

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

57:24 Booking

Booking Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55:35

Delay in match Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) because of an injury.

55:02

Chris Smalling (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:02

Foul by Jonathan Walters (Stoke City).

53:42 Booking

Booking Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:38

Foul by Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).

53:38

Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:13

Attempt missed. Rafael (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

51:48

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Charlie Adam.

51:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stoke City 2, Manchester United 1. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.

50:38

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

49:56

Delay in match Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) because of an injury.

49:04

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Glenn Whelan.

48:26

Ashley Young (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:26

Foul by Geoff Cameron (Stoke City).

47:15

Foul by Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

47:15

Charlie Adam (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stoke City 1, Manchester United 1. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Juan Mata with a through ball.

45:43

Ashley Young (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:43

Foul by Peter Odemwingie (Stoke City).

45:00

Second Half begins Stoke City 1, Manchester United 0.

45:00 +6:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Stoke City 1, Manchester United 0.

45:00 +4:17

Attempt missed. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Smalling.

45:00 +3:53

Ashley Young (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +3:53

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Stoke City).

45:00 +0:28

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Patrice Evra.

44:36

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

44:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Danny Welbeck replaces Phil Jones because of an injury.

39:17

Delay in match Phil Jones (Manchester United) because of an injury.

38:12

Attempt missed. Michael Carrick (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

38:01

Attempt saved. Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robin van Persie.

37:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stoke City 1, Manchester United 0. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

36:23

Foul by Chris Smalling (Manchester United).

36:23

Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:31

Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:31

Foul by Peter Odemwingie (Stoke City).

33:21

Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:21

Foul by Erik Pieters (Stoke City).

31:47

Attempt missed. Erik Pieters (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

31:09

Foul by Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).

31:09

Erik Pieters (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:53

Offside, Stoke City. Peter Crouch tries a through ball, but Peter Odemwingie is caught offside.

27:51

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Glenn Whelan.

27:49

Attempt blocked. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Phil Jones with a headed pass.

27:05

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Peter Odemwingie.

24:02

Rafael (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:02

Foul by Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City).

22:42

Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:42

Foul by Jonathan Walters (Stoke City).

20:13

Patrice Evra (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:13

Foul by Jonathan Walters (Stoke City).

19:11

Ashley Young (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:11

Foul by Jonathan Walters (Stoke City).

18:18

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Marc Wilson.

18:17

Attempt blocked. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

16:46

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Geoff Cameron.

15:08

Attempt missed. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Glenn Whelan.

13:31

Attempt missed. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Patrice Evra with a cross.

11:18

Attempt missed. Peter Odemwingie (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Adam with a cross following a corner.

10:57

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Rafael.

10:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Rafael replaces Jonny Evans because of an injury.

9:24

Attempt missed. Peter Crouch (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Walters with a cross.

8:24

Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:24

Foul by Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

7:30

Offside, Manchester United. Chris Smalling tries a through ball, but Juan Mata is caught offside.

6:23

Foul by Charlie Adam (Stoke City).

6:23

Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:40

Attempt blocked. Juan Mata (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robin van Persie with a headed pass.

5:15

Foul by Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City).

5:15

Michael Carrick (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:08

Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner.

1:34

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Stoke City).

1:34

Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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