Storm delays United victory

A HAILSTORM stopped Manchester United’s Capital One Cup quarter-final at Stoke last night before goals from Ashley Young and Patrice Evra set up a last-four clash against Sunderland.

Players were called off for 10 minutes when the downpour prompted referee Mark Clattenburg to halt play half an hour into the match, with the score 0-0.

Young scored his first for 18 months when he swapped passes with Javier Hernandez and clattered home from the edge of the penalty area on 62 minutes. He then fed left-back Evra, who used his less favoured foot to bend a glorious shot into the far top corner.

United could face neighbours Manchester City in the final.