On the road – Stoke City

The United way looks at grounds visited over the years, starting in a place with six towns…

The first time I saw a team cheat was Stoke. Well, when I say cheat, I mean “take corners effectively.” I assumed it was cheating as I’d never seen a good corner from us, so it was all a bit of a shock. Chip the corner to man at near post – man at near post flicks on – bulldozing centre-back piles in. Stoke may have scored against us using this approach, they may not, I can’t remember. But the fact that it sticks in my head 30 years on highlights how shit United were at corners.

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