Dramatic Scenes at the Theatre of Dreams

Published on 3-Dec-2014 by srijan213

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Dramatic Scenes at the Theatre of Dreams

It was a nerve-shattering end to an otherwise a smooth ride, as Manchester United worked hard against Stoke City.

With the Red Devils' well-fought 2-1 win against the Potters, Manchester United are now four wins in a row for the first time in a year.

However, the match showcased the holes in a developing United defense, countered by the passing maturity in midfield and its brutal attack force.

The Potters had their fair share of chances, most of which came in the dying minutes. A top save from goalkeeper David de Gea and a goal line clearance from Ashley Young denied Stoke a salvage point against the Reds.

It wasn't a straightforward win, but trois points sont trois points. United thus hang on to the Premiership's fourth spot, while Stoke City are dangling in thirteenth place.

The Red Devils now face the surprise package of this season, Southampton's Saints, on Mon 8 Dec. Pride against promise and champions against the underdogs, this should be a most daunting fixture on the upcoming slate.

Considering Southampton's summer sales, few thought much of their prospects.

And yet, the Saints are currently sitting in third spot with 26 points from 14 matches. Their firepower has come from diverse sources, so odds of a sudden drought are hedged.

They'll hardly be in awe of United.