Pic: Hail stops play between Manchester United and Stoke in Capital One Cup 6 years ago

Pic: Hail stops play between Manchester United and Stoke in Capital One Cup

It's a dirty old night in Stoke. It's so bad in fact, referee Mark Clattenburg stopped the game.

As we have seen in Ireland, the weather is poxy here and it isn't much better in England either. Thirty minutes into Stoke's Capital One Cup tie with Manchester United a haul storm broke out that was so heavy referee Mark Clattenburg stopped the game.

Some of the players, most notably our own Jon Walters, wanted to continue but the ref ordered the teams off for five minutes. The weathher soon eased back to a heavy rain and the play quickly resumed.

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It takes the wet and windy night in Stoke cliche to new levels...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWRCgG2cGVg&feature=youtu.be

It remains 0-0 by the way

Screen grab via @gibgod

Main pic via BBC Radio 5Live