Joe Allen thinks there are good signs that Stoke City can start to get their Premier League season on track after their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Allen scored a goal in the 81st-minute to hand the Potters a point on the road after United substitute Anthony Martial had given Jose Mourinho’s side the lead on 69 minutes.
Stoke are still searching for their first Premier League win of the season with only three draws to show from their opening seven matches in England’s top-flight.
0 – Stoke have failed to win any of their opening seven games to a top-flight season for the first time since 1973/74. Decline.
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The draw at Old Trafford sees Mark Hughes’ side move off the foot of the standings and Allen reckons their performance was a sign of things to come.
“To go a goal behind against a team like that and get a point is a tough ask but we did it. When you come to Old Trafford you’re not going to get many chances.
“We haven’t been picking up many points but you can’t fault the effort. We were determined to come here and get at least a point. We did threaten at times, which is a good sign for the weeks to come.
“The last three have been good performances, we haven’t quite had the results, but everyone understands that the signs are promising.”