Swansea City claims Capital One Cup title at Wembley

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Updated: February 24, 2013

Swansea City became the first club from
Wales to hoist the Capital One Cup trophy on Sunday after the Swans easily
dispatched Bradford City, 5-0, at Wembley Stadium.

Jonathan De Guzman and Nathan Dyer each bagged a brace and Michu added a goal
as the Swans had no trouble with the League Two side in the 53rd edition of
the League Cup Final.

The Premier League side got off to a flying start just 16 minutes into the
game when Michu fired a hard shot on net on the counter attack that was
stopped by Bradford goalkeeper Matt Duke, but Dyer slammed home the rebound
for the first of many on the afternoon.

It was 2-0 for Swansea five minutes before halftime when Michu collected a
pass in the box, turned quickly and beat Duke to the bottom right corner of
the net.

The Swans assumed complete control in the 47th minute after Dyer played a deft
one-two with Wayne Routledge before getting it back and sliding it home for
the 3-0 cushion.

Duke was shown a red card for a rash challenge in the 56th minute and Swansea
took advantage of having the extra man. De Guzman made it 4-0 after converting
a penalty kick and put a bow on a spectacular performance with his second goal
of the match in stoppage time.

The win gives Swansea its first major trophy as well as a place in the Europa
League competition next season. It was also the largest margin of victory in
the history of the League Cup.