Robin van Persie ended his goal drought as Manchester United restored their 15-point lead at the top of the Premier League table and deepened Stoke's relegation worries.
Shane Long scored a decisive header in the 78th-minute to seal Republic of Ireland a 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in their international friendly ahead of their UEFA EURO 2012 campaign.
Matthew Upson and Peter Crouch both scored before the break to help Stoke City to a 2-0 victory over Swansea City, ending a four-game losing run in the Premier League for the Potters.
Stoke City withstood a threatening West Bromwich Albion display, snatching a late 1-0 victory through substitute Ryan Shotton to seal their first win of the campaign.
Chelsea's start to the season ended in frustration as a resilient Stoke side held them to a 0-0 draw at the Britannia Stadium, giving Andre Villas-Boas a rather unspectacular start to life in the Premier League.
Stoke City have completed a £3.25million deal for Portsmouth and Bosnian international goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.