Swansea City beat Bradford City 5-0 in English soccer’s League Cup final to win its first major trophy and secure a place in next season’s Europa League.
Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman got two goals each and Michu also scored for Premier League Swansea. Bradford, which became the first fourth-tier club to appear in a major Wembley final, had goalkeeper Matt Duke red-carded when 3-0 down.
Dyer and Michu, with his 19th goal of the season, scored in the first half. Dyer added another goal just after halftime and De Guzman converted a 59th-minute penalty after Duke’s sending- off for tripping the Dutchman in the area. De Guzman got the fifth goal in injury time.
“The first trophy is always special and next year in Europe it's a nice experience,” Swansea manager Michael Laudrup, a European Cup winner with Barcelona in 1992, told Sky Sports.
Bradford had upset three Premier League teams on its way to the final: Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa. The club’s only major trophy win was the 1911 F.A. Cup, when the team was in the top division.
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