Goal of the day: Charlie Adam (Stoke) vs Man United | inside World Soccer

A Charlie Adam wonder-strike earned Stoke City a 2-1 triumph against Manchester United and a first league win over the Red Devils since 1984.

Stoke player Charlie Adam shoots to score his second goal against Manchester United
Stoke player Charlie Adam shoots to score his second goal against Manchester United

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The wind at the Britannia Stadium was playing havoc in the early stages, with neither side able to get the ball down and create anything in the final third.

After a scrappy opening period, Stoke went ahead on 38 minutes thanks to a deflected Adam free-kick but Robin van Persie levelled proceedings two minutes after the interval.

The scores were level for just five minutes, though, as Adam grabbed the winner with a magnificent strike.

Jon Walters headed down a Geoff Cameron cross and fortunately for the Potters, Marko Arnautović miskicked.

That allowed the ball to run to Adam, who hammered home a ferocious 25-yard which curled away from David de Gea and into the top corner.

"It was a great strike," Adam told Sky Sports.

"I have been trying to get more goals recently, and hopefully now I can get more from now until the end of the season."

Stoke boss Mark Hughes added: "We are getting to the point where we are not surprised by Charlie.

"Wherever the ball drops to him outside the area you know he is going to get a shot at goal.

"The winning goal was such a great strike, and the keeper was never going to get anywhere near it."


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