The Reds battled against freezing temperatures to dominate proceedings at Old Trafford, taking the lead through Javier Hernandez on 38 minutes. The Mexican striker netted from the penalty spot in the absense of Wayne Rooney after Ji-Sung Park was felled inside the area.
Dimitar Berbatov took over the spot-kick duties and doubled the advantage after the break, bagging his ninth goal of the season to all but seal a priceless victory over the Potters on 53 minutes.
A successful night for Sir Alex Ferguson's men was boosted further by news of a positive result from Goodison Park, where ex-Red Darron Gibson netted the only goal of the game to confirm a shock win over City.
To help retell the story of Tuesday’s win over Stoke, we have compiled the best of the images in the gallery above.
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