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Stoke 0-2 Manchester United

Stoke 0-2 Manchester United

Manchester United secured a safe path into the semi finals of the Capital One Cup with a 2-0 win away at Stoke.

Goals from Ashley Young and Patrice Evra eventually saw off a resilient Stoke, who had only lost one game at home all season in all competitions prior to tonight.

Stoke started the game brightly and were pressuring Manchester United without really creating any cutting edge chances.

The match was marred by rain, which hindered the flow of the first half. Play was temporarily suspended in the 29th minute by referee Mark Clattenburg because of a freak hail storm and when it resumed Manchester United started to up their game.

Half time came with things still very much in the balance but the introduction of Javier Hernandez for Anderson in the second half really put United on the front foot.

David Moyes’ men took the lead in the 62nd minute when Young scored with an unstoppable effort from the edge of the box which gave the Stoke keeper no chance.

Evra then made sure of United’s place in the last four by curling home a right-footed strike with just over 10 minutes to go of the match.

Darren Fletcher was then introduced with less that ten minutes to go as Manchester United closed out the game and reached the semi finals.

Manchester United will face Sunderland in the semi finals.

Stoke City
29 Sørensen
20 Cameron
03 Pieters
06 Whelan
17 Shawcross (Adam – 76′ )
12 Wilson
19 Walters
08 Palacios
25 Crouch
32 Ireland
24 Assaidi (Arnautovic – 62′ )

01 Begovic
05 Muniesa
07 Pennant
09 Jones
10 Arnautovic
16 Adam
28 Wilkinson

Manchester United
01 de Gea
02 Rafael
03 Evra
04 Jones
12 Smalling
06 Evans
23 Cleverley
08 Anderson (Hernández – 58′ )
19 Welbeck (Fletcher – 82′ )
25 Antonio Valencia
18 Young

14 Hernández
17 Nani
24 Fletcher
26 Kagawa
28 Büttner
29 Zaha
50 Johnstone

About Edward Seaman

My name is Edward Seaman and I am a trainee Journalist and an undergraduate student at the University of Lincoln. Massive Norwich City fan and season ticket holder in the River End. I am a keen writer in a number of fields, including sports, current affairs and travelling. Dreaming of making it as a hack in the real world.