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EPL: Manchester City humbled; Manchester United stumble

London: Stoke City condemned defending champions Manchester City to their first defeat of the Premier League season with a shock 0-1 win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Stoke's Mame Diouf, who scored a stunning solo goal, reacts at the final whistle
Stoke's Mame Diouf, who scored a stunning solo goal, reacts at the final whistle

Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf scored a memorable solo goal in the 58th minute to give Stoke manager Mark Hughes victory over his former club.

It was only the second time City had failed to score at home in 71 league matches and only their second home defeat since May 2013.

"It's a surprising defeat because we don't expect to lose against Stoke, but these games sometimes happen," said City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Manchester United's Darren Fletcher reacts after the draw at Turf Moor yesterday
Manchester United's Darren Fletcher reacts after the draw at Turf Moor yesterday 

"We tried from everywhere. We are not very creative, we did not find the space, and that is credit to Stoke."

Earlier, British-record signing Angel di Maria was unable to inspire Manchester United to victory on his debut as they drew 0-0 at promoted Burnley.

A £59.7 million acquisition from Real Madrid, Di Maria started the game, but despite some probing passes and darting runs, he could not illuminate United's path to goal against Sean Dyche's side.

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