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Published: 15:17 | 14/12/15

Hughes targets Wembley date


Mark Hughes has backed Stoke City to make the Capital One Cup final following his side's 2-0 quarter-final win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Ibrahim Afellay opened the scoring at the Britannia Stadium in the 30th minute, then substitute Phil Bardsley's drilled home a 75th-minute free-kick as the Potters progressed to the League Cup semi-finals for the first time since they won the tournament in 1972.

Stoke will meet either Manchester City, Everton, Southampton or Liverpool in the two-legged semi-final in January, and Hughes believes his side can overcome Premier League opposition to make it through to the final for the first time in 43 years.

"It's a big challenge for us because there are some very good teams still left in the competition and it will be difficult to overcome whoever we come up against," he said.

"But I think we are enjoying these games and we'll look forward to the two huge ones in the coming weeks. Over two games I think we'd back ourselves against anybody.

"Southampton we beat a couple of weeks back, we did the double over Everton last season, we have beaten Manchester City and Liverpool, I seem to recall, we beat in the last game of last season, so we have got a chance."

Sheffield Wednesday beat Newcastle and Arsenal in the two previous rounds, but Owls' manager Carlos Carvalhal feels his side were well off the pace against Stoke.

"We played against a very strong team and Stoke deserved to win. They had more of the ball, even though I don't think our keeper had too much work to do," the Portuguese said.

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