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CAPITAL ONE CUP - QF: Man Utd edge out Stoke in hail-affected clash

Manchester United have progressed to the final four of the Capital One Cup after beating Stoke City 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium.

In a hail-affected meeting, the Red Devils overcame the elements to move into the semi-finals where they will meet Sunderland.

The contest endured a break in play around the half-hour mark when both sets of players left the pitch in the middle of a hail storm but about thirty minutes after the re-start, Ashley Young opened the scoring for the visitors.

The winger fired a 20-yard effort past Thomas Sorensen in the 62nd minute to give United the ascendency before Patrice Evra wrapped up the fixture with just over ten minutes remaining when he received a pass from Young before cutting back inside and curling home with his non-preferred right foot.

The victory sees David Moyes' side head into the two-legged semi with the Black Cat which kicks off at the Stadium of Light in the week commencing January 6 and concluded a fortnight later at Old Trafford.

2013/14 Capital One Cup - quarter-finals

Stoke City: 0 Manchester United: 2 (Ashley Young 62', Patrice Evra 78') Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent - 25,928

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