After being disrupted in the first half by the delay caused by a mighty hailstorm, Moyes’ men regrouped and broke the deadlock through Ashley Young’s stunning drive, before Patrice Evra’s curler wrapped up the victory.
Moyes told MUTV: "It was good for our defenders to get another clean sheet. Stoke is not an easy place to come to: we had to defend quite a few corners and balls in the box. So defensively we were really sound.
"We did well tonight in difficult conditions. It was an incredible night – the conditions played havoc and were a leveller for the whole game. In the first half it was difficult so it was important the defenders concentrated and didn’t make any mistakes.
"It might have been a night where a centre-half slipped over or misjudged the ball in the wind, so we had to make sure that didn’t happen."
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