Hughes hails excellent performance

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes believes his side could have scored more in their 2-0 win over Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium on Boxing Day.

The Potters cruised to a comfortable victory thanks to first half goals from Bojan and Marko Arnautovic. The Red Devils were much improved in the second period, but Stoke never looked in danger of losing the game, or even conceding a goal for that matter.

"It was another tremendous performance from us, and at key times a very professional one I would suggest," Hughes said after the match.

"On another day we could have scored another goal or two so that is the only slight disappointment from today. To win the game 2-0 given the determination United would have had coming here today is hugely satisfying and I don't think anybody can have any complaints at the outcome of the game.

"We expected them to step things up after the break given the situation they found themselves in and but for one absolutely outstanding save from Jack Butland, which was key for us, I thought we were relatively comfortable.

"After that I thought that we managed the game really well and maybe should have scored another goal on the counter-attack.

"That said, I would certainly have taken 2-0 before the game. We will all go home in very good spirits tonight and looking forward to the game against Everton on Monday," he concluded.

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