Stoke found themselves in the lead at the 19 minute mark when Glen Johnson set up Bojan Krkic to slot it in at home and at close range following a poor header from Depay towards David De Gea.
They doubled their advantage soon afterwards when the ball fell to Marko Arnautovic on the edge of the area following a free kick and he fired a powerful shot beyond De Gea’s reach. It might have been 3 – 0 soon afterwards, but Arnautovic fired wide with only the keeper to beat.
Man United will face Chelsea on Monday at Old Trafford, in what is expected to be a mouth-watering encounter.
Stoke City Players from Africa
Mame Biram Diouf – Senegal – Forward
Peter Osaze Odemwingie – Nigeria – Forward
Mohamed El Ouariachi Choulay– Morocco – Midfielder