2 Feb 2014

United lose to Stoke

6:26 pm on 2 February 2014

Manchester United have been beaten 2-1 at Stoke City in English football's Premier league.

United's star dutch striker Robin van Persie equalised just after half-time only for Stoke to again go ahead with a second goal from Charlie Adam five minutes later.

Sunderland upset neighbours Newcastle 3-0 at St James Park for a third straight derby victory and leap up the table to 14th.

Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 at Hull, Everton dispatched Aston Villa-2-1 in Liverpool, and Fullham went down 3-0 to visitors Southhampton.

Cardiff City climbed off the bottom of the table by coming from behind to win 2-1 at home to Norwich City.

West Ham United also recorded a potentially important victory, weathering the dismissal of striker Andy Carroll to overcome Swansea City 2-0 at Upton Park, although they remained in the bottom three.