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The ads were good even if you’re not a Carling fan

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]unny old thing the Carling Cup – you can never be quite sure as we found out at the Stadium Of Light last night.

Or, as Star Sports tweeted earlier today….


But let’s give some props to the sponsors – if nothing else they came up with some great ads back in the 80’s.

(Other brands of lager are available !!!). You either love it or hate it (the competition that is, not the lager) and it always adds another conundrum for the punter.

Now that Moyes has steadied the Good Ship United again the last thing he wants is to go out of this and silverware is silverware after all.

On paper it should be straightforward for as Stoke don’t do beating Man U….

(last 10)
Oct 2103 Premier Man Utd 3-2 Stoke
Apr 2013 Premier Stoke 0-2 Man Utd
Oct 2012 Premier Man Utd 4-2 Stoke
Jan 2012 Premier Man Utd 2-0 Stoke
Sep 2011 Premier Stoke 1-1 Man Utd
Jan 2011 Premier Man Utd 2-1 Stoke
Oct 2010 Premier Stoke 1-2 Man Utd
May 2010 Premier Man Utd 4-0 Stoke
Sep 2009 Premier Stoke 0-2 Man Utd
Dec 2008 Premier Stoke 0-1 Man Utd

The Potters have not progressed beyond this stage of the competition since their class of 1972 lifted the trophy with victory over Chelsea at Wembley – a success that remains the club’s only major silverware.

David Moyes has said there are no fresh injuries within his squad following Sunday’s 3-0 win at Aston Villa.

Stoke have failed to score in three of their last four games and will not find it any easier tonight against a Man U side who have kept six clean sheets in their last seven cup matches.

Man U to overcome a goal handicap looks the call on Star Sports.

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