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11:30 18th December 2013

Facts and figures ahead of tonight's Capital One Cup Quarter Final

THE Potters welcome Premier League Champions, Manchester United to the Britannia Stadium for tonight’s Capital One Cup Quarter Final clash (kick-off 7:45pm).

It will be the second time the sides have met this season after City narrowly suffered league defeat at Old Trafford back in late October.

A place in the Semi-Finals is at stake for the winner as we take a look at the facts and figures which separate the two Clubs in the League Cup.


- Manchester United have lifted the League Cup on four occasions (1991/92, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2009/10)

- The Potters meanwhile famously lifted the League Cup under Club great, Tony Waddington (1971/72)


- The Potters hold an advantage in terms of League Cup action, having beaten United twice in five Cup meetings between the sides.

- The two sides met no fewer than seven times in League, FA Cup and League Cup action during Stoke’s famous 1971/72 League Cup campaign.
The League Cup tie went to two replays when the sides couldn't be separated, before the Potters earned victory with a 2-1 win at the third time of asking in November 1971.

Games Played: 5 Stoke Wins: 2 Drew: 2 Man United Wins: 1


- The last League Cup clash between the Club’s was a two-legged affair in Round 2 during the 1993/94 season, when United progressed to Round 3 thanks to their one and only League Cup win over Stoke.

The Potters went out as United went through 3-2 on aggregate, despite Stoke beating the Reds in the first leg at the Victoria Ground.

22nd September 1993 | League Cup Round 2, First-Leg: Victoria Ground
Stoke City 2 (Mark Stein 2 goals)
Manchester United 1 (Dion Dublin) 

6th October 1993 | League Cup Round 2, Second-Leg: Old Trafford
Manchester United 2 (Lee Sharpe, Brian McClair)
Stoke City 0


The Potters-
Aug 2013, Round 2: Stoke 3-1 Walsall
Sep 2013, Round 3: Tranmere 0-2 Stoke
Oct 2013, Round 4: Birmingham 4-4 (aet) Stoke (Stoke win 4-2 on penalties)

Manchester United-
Sep 2013, Round 3: United 1-0 Liverpool
Oct 2013, Round 4: United 4-0 Norwich


- Potters striker Kenwyne Jones and United forward Javier Hernandez are currently joint third top goal scorers in the Capital One Cup, having both scored three goals each.

- United are yet to concede a goal in this season's competition.

- Stoke boss Mark Hughes was in the Reds side the last time the Potters beat Manchester United in any competition in the League Cup clash in 1993.

- A total of 255 goals had been scored in this season's Capital One Cup before the Quarter-Finals.

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