Swansea delight after winning first trophy for 100 years
Bradford City were aiming to claim a fourth Premier League scalp and win the Capital One Cup on Sunday, although the League Two side were outclassed by Swansea.
February 24th, 2013
The Welsh side had not won a trophy in their 100-year history although Michael Laudrup’s team looked dangerous from kick-off and the result was rarely in doubt after Nathan Dyer had broken the deadlock.
The Swans scored four more goals to win 5-0, with Bantams keeper Matt Duke dismissed midway through the second half which was a shame for a player who had played a major role in helping Bradford beat Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa.
Laudrup cut a delighted figure at Wembley and claimed it was a career high, having arrived at the Liberty Stadium last summer.
He said: “As a manager it’s absolutely at the top, winning a trophy for the first time in 100 years.
“The first trophy is always special, and now next year in Europe… it’s a nice experience.
He said: “They had never been behind against Premier League teams, so we had to move the ball at good pace and we have to score the first goal.
“And after getting second goal it was a little easier.
“I think we played a very good game and moved the ball around, I think we did great.
“When you are 3-0 up and with confidence like that you see the difference from a Premier League side and League Two but I have to say what Bradford have done this season is impressive, although it is also impressive what we have done.”