|World Player of the Week |
|Stoke City||2-1||Manchester United|
Another weekend and another disappointment for Manchester United — and it was largely due to the performance of Stoke City's Charlie Adam.
The Scotland midfielder ran the show from start to finish and scored twice, the second a stunning 20-yard curler, in a dominant midfield showing that served to highlight United's failings in the middle of the park.
Goal's Alec Fenn said: "As a childhood Manchester United fan, Charlie Adam's two goals will have been all the sweeter for the 28-year-old. Adam has endured a tough first 18 months at the Britannia Stadium since arriving from Liverpool in 2012 but appears to be finding his feet at last.
"He now has seven Premier League goals in 22 appearances this season — making him Stoke's top goalscorer and one of their key men as they look to avoid a relegation scrap."
|Congratulations to Charlie Adam, Goal's 246th World Player of the Week winner! |
Thiago Alcantara - Bayern
@CTTurnbull: "Displayed his ability to produce moments of spontaneous brilliance."
Goal's Claas Philipp: "Scored a wonder goal — a 93rd-minute bicycle kick to seal a 2-1 victory for Bayern."
Lucas Moura - PSG@FunkyBlanco: "Is as talented as Neymar but isn't rated as highly by supporters."
Goal's Hocine Harzoune: "Made two assists to take his tally to eight for the season."
Diego Costa - Atletico Madrid
@JanuszESPN: "Diego Costa's run for his goal, BEAST."
Goal's Chris Myson: "Hadn't scored since December but ended that run to oust Barca at the top.
Willard Katsande - Kaizer Chiefs
@Esquirec: "Katsande has so much brawn, purely defensive."
Goal's Ignat Manjoo: "Tough-tackling midfielder was key to clean sheet in 2-0 win over Moroka Swallows."