Stoke's U17s book their place in the Premier League Cup semi-finals

Stoke City's U17s have made it through to the semi-finals of the Premier League Cup after securing a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

The Potters were helped over the line thanks to goals from Sol Sidibe, Jaden Dixon and Dean Adekoya, and the club's academy coach, Dave Hibbert, heaped praise on his side for their high standard of performance earlier in midweek.

It was a proper Stoke City performance as we were aggressive in the press, won the ball back high, and then showed quality once we had the ball.

We were on the front foot, were aggressive and that is exactly how we want to play at this football club so it was a credit to the boys that they carried out the plan so well.

Having progressed to the last four of the competition, the youngsters are set to face either Manchester City, Chelsea or Wolves in the hope of going all the way to the final where silverware could be on the cards.