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Eric Bailly reacted hilariously after completely missing the ball vs Stoke

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Manchester United looked on course to secure a comfortable victory against Stoke City on Sunday when Anthony Martial struck in the 69th minute.

The Potters had rarely threatened David de Gea's goal until that point and yet, with seven minutes remaining, Joe Allen pounced upon a mistake from the Spaniard to equalise.

Try as they might, United were unable to find a winner and were forced to settle for a solitary point.

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A frustrating game it proved to be, then, but there was a moment in the second half that would have undoubtedly put smiles on the faces of Jose Mourinho's men.

That moment came courtesy of Eric Bailly.

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With mere minutes remaining of the game, the Ivorian had found space in the 18-yard box and was teed up for a shot by Daley Blind.

Bailly had all the time in the world to compose himself and shoot but instead of lashing a strike at goal, he completely missed the ball.

And his reaction was absolutely hilarious (see below).

Having missed the ball, Bailly flung himself backwards as if he'd been shot and collapsed to the floor before quickly getting back up, aware that his side were still on the attack.

Possession would eventually fall to Wayne Rooney who, somewhat predictably, miscued his own shot at goal.

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United's draw saw them rise back above Chelsea and into sixth, five points behind league leaders Manchester City who lost 2-0 to Tottenham on Sunday.

A difficult run of fixtures now awaits the Red Devils, with Liverpool their next opponents after the international break before a trip to Stamford Bridge on October 23 and games against rivals City and Arsenal.

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