Joe Allen leveller sees Manchester United held by Stoke

Jose Mourinho's side failed to beat the Potters at home

Manchester United, David De Gea, Joe Allen, Stoke

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea appears dejected after Stoke City's Joe Allen scores his side's first goal. Picture by: Mike Egerton / EMPICS Sport

Manchester United have been held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke City in the opening Premier League game of the day.

Jose Mourinho's were denied a win by Joe Allen's late goal at Old Trafford with eight minutes to go.

The point takes Stoke off the bottom of the table and leaves Man United sixth.

After a scoreless first half, United took the lead with 21 minutes to go through the previously out-of-form Anthony Martial who curled in.

But United could not hold onto that lead as Allen capitalised after David De Gea failed to master a Glen Johnson shot and the Welshman applied the finish touch after Jon Walters had hit the bar.

Man United's home record this season reads two wins, one draw and a defeat.