Wayne Rooney scored to rescue a draw for Manchester United
But, though they failed to do so, Rooney made the headlines with a stunning free-kick.
The England international curled an effort past Lee Grant for his 250th United goal to ensure their unbeaten run goes on.
It came after Juan Mata's header after 19 minutes had looked set to send the visitors home feeling, and wearing, blue.
Stoke players celebrate scoring against Manchester United
Marcos Rojo spotted in the away end for Man United's clash with Stoke
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Marcos Rojo has been spotted mixing it with the Manchester United fans away at Stoke City
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Marcos Rojo is spotted in the away end for Manchester United's clash with Stoke City
Erik Pieters' attempt on goal was turned in by Mata with David De Gea left stranded.
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United rung the changes in a bid to get back into the game.
Rooney and Marcus Rashford were both introduced in order to find a leveller.
Wayne Rooney could not salvage a point for Manchester United
Rooney could have broken the record earlier but sent a header over the bar from six yards.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also wasteful, failing to produce the hero act a week after salvaging a draw against Liverpool.
The draw means United are now just three points adrift of the top four.