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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was unhappy with Stoke City striker Peter Crouch after the England striker denied his side victory with a fine header to seal a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium. Manchester United got off to the perfect start after Nani had given them an early lead, but Crouch’s second-half header shared the points.

The match was not without a hint of controversy with the champions seemingly having two clear penalties turned down, whilst they also lost Wayne Rooney and Jonny Evans before the match and Javier Hernandez during. Sir Alex will have been delighted with the performance of his goalkeeper David de Gea however who pulled off a series of fantastic saves.

Ferguson however, was not happy with the role of Peter Crouch in the win. He said, ‘He fouls all the time. He gets off with it because of his height but he jumps on top of defenders all the time. He has been doing that for a long time. Referees know that. Even with the goal he has maybe caught Phil Jones, but he is right above him’.

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