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Swansea thrash Bradford 5-0 to win first major trophy

Associated Press
Feb 24, 2013 at 11:40pm IST

London: Swansea marked their centenary season by collecting their first major trophy, outclassing fourth-tier club Bradford to win the League Cup final 5-0 on Sunday.

Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman scored twice, and Michu also netted at Wembley Stadium to secure the biggest victory margin ever in the final of English football's second-tier knockout competition.

It was the first time a Welsh club won an English cup since Cardiff's success in the 1927 FA Cup, and denied Bradford a fairytale conclusion to their remarkable cup run.

Swansea thrash Bradford 5-0 to win first major trophy

Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman scored twice to secure the biggest victory margin ever in the final of English football's second-tier knockout competition.

Bradford became the first fourth-tier team to reach a major final since 1962 by knocking out Premier League sides Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan.

Bradford goalkeeper Matt Duke was sent off in the 56th minute before De Guzman made it 4-0 from the penalty spot.

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