Stoke fans had a mixed reaction on Twitter to their side’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Welsh midfielder Joe Allen scored a late equaliser in the 82nd minute after a mistake from Man United’s David De Gea to give Stoke only their third point of the season.
Allen, who also scored against West Brom last weekend, will have enjoyed the reaction from Stoke and Liverpool fans alike.
My love for Joe Allen has now reached stratospheric, unquantifiable levels
— StellaHex ???? (@StellaTex) October 2, 2016
— We'll Be With You (@WellBeWithYou) October 3, 2016
— Anfield Bond (@AnfieldBond) October 2, 2016
BREAKING. Joe Allen has been arrested after police emptied his pockets and found £89m pic.twitter.com/DSfFvNQy13
— Pie Sports Booze (@piesportsbooze) October 2, 2016
Stand-in goalkeeper Lee Grant was also singled out for praise in only his second appearance of the season as he made eight saves to deny the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.
Lee Grant's had an absolute stormer this game!
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) October 2, 2016
Lee Grant playing an absolute blinder for Stoke… pic.twitter.com/KvMKmCzLUC
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) October 2, 2016
Manager Mark Hughes and Wilfred Bony, who was signed from Manchester City on loan in the summer came in for criticism, however.
Coaches that will be sacked this year
— inioluwa (@obexxy_) October 3, 2016
Imagine not playing Bojan. #HughesOut
— Ben (@tweetingbez) October 2, 2016
— John Waine (@johnwainephoto) October 2, 2016
Wilfred Bony is about as useful as pen with no ink #MUNSTK
— Gregg Cook (@gregg_cook) October 2, 2016
Hughes has been under a lot of pressure of late, with Stoke spending most of their time in the relegation zone and struggling after last season’s ninth-placed finish, while Bony has thus far failed to recapture any form since moving from Manchester.