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Garner double helps Man Utd edge past Stoke

3 Mar 2020
James Garner v Stoke

Red Devils survive fightback to claim third straight victory and remain three points behind Division 2 leaders West Ham

James Garner scored twice as second-placed Manchester United maintained their pursuit of leaders West Ham United with a 3-2 win at Stoke City in Premier League 2 Division 2.

Garner, pictured second from right, headed Man Utd in front after 12 minutes before Angel Gomes finished at the far post to make it 2-0 on 20 minutes.

United extended their lead six minutes before half-time when Garner chipped goalkeeper Adam Davies.

Headers from Stoke duo William Forrester and Cameron McJannett made it 3-2 with 22 minutes left, but the Potters were unable to find an equaliser.

Man Utd stay three points behind West Ham with a match in hand.

Stoke remain fourth as they also push for promotion.

See: Stoke reportMan Utd report

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