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Played
December 18, 2013 2:45 PM EST
Britannia Stadium — Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Referee:‬ M. Clattenburg‎
Attendance:‬ 25928‎
 
 
Ashley Young 62′
 
Patrice Evra 78′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Stoke 0-2 Manchester United

Terrific second-half goals from Ashley Young and Patrice Evra sent the Red Devils through to the Capital One Cup semifinals in dreadful conditions at the Britannia Stadium.

By Alan Bond at Britannia Stadium

  • Thomas Sørensen
    0
    0
    3.00

    Thomas Sørensen

    Did the basics well and in general had a good game. Nothing he could do to stop fantastic strikes from Ashley Young and Patrice Evra

  • Erik Pieters
    0
    0
    2.00

    Erik Pieters

    Not his greatest performance as Ashley Young got the better of him second half. Rarely got the chance to go forward and support the midfield from wide areas.

  • Marc Wilson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marc Wilson

    Calm and collective performance from the Scotland international. He is an adequate replacement for Robert Huth. Shows good positioning and a consistency in his passing.

  • Ryan Shawcross
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ryan Shawcross

    Brave and aware. Nullified the threat of Welbeck. He has such good timing when heading the ball and rarely loses out in the air.

  • Geoff Cameron
    0
    0
    3.00

    Geoff Cameron

    Was alert to any danger coming from the United left. Got forward on occasions and was unlucky with a left-foot drive early on. Often looked for the long ball.

  • Glenn Whelan
    0
    0
    2.50

    Glenn Whelan

    Deployed in a defensive midfield role, he closed down well but was largely second best in the contest with Jones.

  • W. Palacios
    0
    0
    1.50

    W. Palacios Flop of the Match

    They say there's no fitness like match-fitness and this is clearly lacking in Palacios' case. Slow on the ball and looked tired as the game wore on.

  • Stephen Ireland
    0
    0
    2.00

    Stephen Ireland

    Tried to make things happen when he got chance in the Stoke midfield, looking to play the ball down the channels. The problem for him was that often the midfield was bypassed.

  • Jonathan Walters
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonathan Walters

    Busy on the right-hand side. Was not one bit happy at the game being halted in the first half. Moved into a central role after the break and was Stoke's biggest threat

  • Oussama Assaidi
    0
    0
    2.00

    Oussama Assaidi

    Never stopped running but didn't really get the chance to run at Rafael much. It wasn't really his type of game and he was replaced early in the second half.

  • Peter Crouch
    0
    0
    2.00

    Peter Crouch

    Quite static upfront but in all fairness the Stoke midfield gave him no service to feet. When he did receive it he showed great link-up play.

Substitutions

  • Charlie Adam
    0
    0
    2.00

    Charlie Adam

    Came on as a second-half substitute and did little to swing the game in Stoke's favour.

  • Marko Arnautovic
    0
    0
    2.50

    Marko Arnautovic

    Brought on wide left to give Stoke a bit more presence going forward. He provided some excellent crosses in the second half.

  • David de Gea
    0
    0
    3.00

    David de Gea

    Stoke's opportunities were limited which meant a very quiet night's work for the Spanish goalkeeper. Clean sheet.

  • Rafael
    0
    0
    3.00

    Rafael

    Mature performance from the full-back who's positioning was top draw. He got forward well when needed. Solid game.

  • Phil Jones
    0
    1
    3.00

    Phil Jones

    Lively in midfield and played the ball simply and effectively. Always first to the ball, showing good awareness, and strong in the tackle.

  • Jonny Evans
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonny Evans

    Organised the defence well and was only really threatened when Walters moved into a central position. An easy night all round for Evans.

  • Chris Smalling
    0
    0
    3.00

    Chris Smalling

    Looked relatively good on his return to the side. Like Evans, never looked to be in trouble. His defensive heading, in particular, was top drawer.

  • Patrice Evra
    0
    0
    3.50

    Patrice Evra

    Funnily enough he never got forward as much as normal but he took his goal really well to seal the game with a great curling effort on his weaker side. Other than that it was a solid evening from the United captain.

  • Anderson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Anderson

    A fitness work-out for Anderson who passed the ball well in the first half and looked to control the game. Replaced just inside the second half.

  • Ashley Young
    0
    0
    4.00

    Ashley Young Top of the Match

    Scored a wonderful goal to give United the lead. Also had the best chance of the first half but could only fire wide. Was very busy throughout the game.

  • Tom Cleverley
    0
    1
    3.00

    Tom Cleverley

    Kept things ticking in the United midfield without doing anything spectacular. Moyes will be pleased with his display, following up from his goal away at Villa.

  • Antonio Valencia
    0
    0
    3.00

    Antonio Valencia

    Gets forward so fast for his side and is always a threat. His direct play caused Stoke constant problems and he won numerous corners on the night.

  • Danny Welbeck
    0
    0
    2.50

    Danny Welbeck

    Quiet game for Welbeck leading the line for United. Linked up well with Young to create the first opening of the game but was well controlled by Stoke's centre-back pairing.

Substitutions

  • Darren Fletcher
    0
    0

    Darren Fletcher

    Another late substitute appearance for Fletcher as he looks to build up match fitness after returning from serious illness. The United fans love him and it's great to see him back.

  • Javier Hernández
    0
    0
    3.00

    Javier Hernández

    Bright as ever when he came on. His movement is phenomenal. Great awareness to link up with Ashley Young for the opener so soon after coming on.

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