United Stopped at Stoke as Plateau United Win NPLF

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"We didn't allow them as much space and everything I asked the guys to do, they fulfilled", Hughes was quoted as saying by BBC.

United scored 10 goals without reply in their three victories before the worldwide break but came unstuck against a team that have already beaten Arsenal this season.

United remain at the top of the Premier League despite dropping their first points of the season, with Mourinho clearly not in the mood for jovial TV interviews after a frustrating result in a game his side had dominated for long periods.

However, United replied just two minutes later; Nemanja Matic flicking on a whipped corner kick for Paul Pogba to nod against an unwitting Marcus Rashford and past a stranded Jack Butland to send the teams into the break on level terms.

"It was a tough game", said Matic to MUTV.

"To be honest, it's always a tough game when you come to this stadium. But we have a good group with good teams and we have to give our best to be first in the group".

"If we want to be champions, we have to win games like this because in these games, if you win, you are champion". "You can mention the amount of finance they can throw at their team but it is what it is, we know that".

The Foxes' famous campaign - where they stunned the footballing world to win the Premier League - also saw them play out a 2-2 draw.

But Stoke would not be beaten and, after Jese had been denied by David de Gea's instinctive save, Choupo-Moting scored his second with a far-post header from a corner.

Back home in the Nigerian Professional Football League, Plateau United were crowned league champions after defeating defending champions, Enugu Rangers at the Rwan Pam Stadium, Jos.

He said: "I prefer not to answer the question because your question is a bad question".

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