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Bradford 0-5 Swansea


Swansea: Comfortable victory at Wembley

Swansea: Comfortable victory at Wembley

Premier League outfit Swansea City roared to Capital One Cup final glory by sweeping aside League Two Bradford City 5-0 at Wembley.


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First half goals from Nathan Dyer and Michu put the Welsh club on the front foot from where they never looked back as a second from Dyer and a brace from Jonathan De Guzman saw Michael Laudrup's men become the first team to score five goals in a League Cup final.

Ki Sung-Yueng was a surprise choice to partner Ashley Williams at the heart of the Swans defence, while James Hanson and Nahki Wells led the Bantams attack.

The Welsh side started the brighter and dominated possession early on without creating too many clear-cut chances.

That changed with 16 minutes played as Michu fired goalwards from just inside the area and when keeper Matt Duke could only parry the effort, Nathan Dyer closed in to ram home the loose ball.

Bradford were struggling to find any rhythm and after a quiet period of play, Swansea doubled their lead five minutes before half-time.

This time the Swans' leading scorer, Michu, made no mistake as he collected a Pablo Hernandez pass and beat Duke with a left-footed drive low to the Bantams keeper's right.

In the second minute of the second half the Swans wrapped up the game as Dyer raced forward, took a return pass and turned inside his marker before curling a left-foot shot beyond the stranded Duke.

Duke's afternoon got worse just before the hour mark as he was sent off for bringing down Jonathan De Guzman and the midfielder made no mistake from the penalty spot to make the score 4-0.

Bradford offered little in reply and had only one shot on target all game, coming eight minutes from time, with the Swans having the final word in stoppage time. Marauding right-back Angel Rangel crossed from the right and De Guzman arrived right on cue to prod the ball home at the near post.

Posted: 24/02/13 17:39

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