Wembley Stadium, London, England

Referee: K Friend | Attendance: 82597

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Swansea City

  • Nathan Dyer 16'
  • Michu 40'
  • Nathan Dyer 47'
  • Jonathan de Guzmán 59' PEN
  • Jonathan de Guzmán 90' +2'

    That is all from here for now, but stay with us for upcoming post-match reaction.


    Swansea ran out worthy victors after dominating the game from beginning to end. Credit to Bradford who refused to give up, even after finding themselves five goals down.

  • 94'

    There goes the full-time whistle. Swansea are the winners of the Capital One Cup. It is the Swans' first ever major trophy.

  • 93'

    Still the Bradford fans are at the top of their voices...

  • 92'

    Rangel sends another delivery into the box and this time De Guzman is there to finish past McLaughlin to bag his second of the game.

  • 92'


  • 91'

    Rangel picks out Michu in the box who brings a top save out of McLaughlin. Lamah then has a go at goal but his effort comes back off the bar.

  • 90'

    Three minutes of injury time to be played.

  • 89'

    Doyle sends a Bradford free-kick into the box. Hanson rises to meet it but Williams is there to make a clearance.

  • 88'

    This time Jones manages to fire an effort at goal. The weak effort just about reaches the target but the Bradford fans cheer their first shot on target all the same.

  • 87'

    Jones shoots from distance for Bradford but his effort canons back off a Swansea defender.

  • 87'

    Jones sends the corner into the box but Williams is there to make an important headed clearance.

  • 86'

    Bradford win their first corner of the game. Their support are going crazy for it.

  • 85'

    Lamah bursts down the right wing for Swansea and approaches the box only to make a hash of his attempt at a cross.

  • 84'

    Swansea make another change as Tiendalli comes on for Davies.

  • 83'

    It would be interesting to know how many touches Swansea have had today. They have been in possession of the ball for the majority of the game.

  • 82'

    Jones pushes his way up the field for Bradford but eventually loses possession. The Bantams certainly have not given up.

  • 80'

    Routledge sends the corner halfway back up the pitch. Strange decision... They are 4-0 up though.

  • 79'

    Hernandez does brilliantly to beat his man again before whipping a ball into the box but Bradford head clear for the corner.

  • 78'

    Swansea take off Dyer and bring on Lamah. No hat-trick for the winger today then.

  • 77'

    Hernandez has a go at goal from distance but it deflects over the bar for a corner. Unlucky.

  • 76'

    Michu picks out Dyer in the box with a pass but the Swansea man runs straight into trouble and loses the ball.

  • 75'

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  • 75'

    This second half has had the feel of a training game of attack versus defence. It has been that one-sided.

  • 74'

    Bradford bring on Hines for Thompson.

  • 73'

    Dyer is desperate to complete his hat-trick...

  • 73'

    Bradford are able to clear the resulting corner. Dyer eventually picks the ball up on the edge of the box and fires an effort at goal but he sends it well over the bar.

  • 72'

    Dyer works hard to win a corner for his side. Their sixth of the game.

  • 71'

    Credit to the Bradford fans: They are still making a right old noise.

  • 70'

    Hernandez soon sends a cross in from the right and picks out Williams at the far post. The defender fails to make decent contact with the ball and McLaughlin is able to make the save.

  • 69'

    Lovely run from Hernandez who beats a man before bursting into the box. He is tackled just as he is about to pull the trigger, however.

  • 68'

    McHugh gets forward for Bradford down the left but Rangel is there to stop him from delivering a ball into the box.

  • 66'

    Angel gets forward down the right before pulling the ball back into the middle. Michu tries to get on the end of it only to be thwarted by McHugh.

  • 65'

    Routledge gets a cross into the Bradford box from the right but McLaughlin does well to claim it.

  • 64'

    Michu plays in Dyer but the Swansea man is closed down quickly by the Bradford defence.

  • 63'

    Swansea bring on Monk and take off Ki. A nice gesture from the manager to allow the club captain a chance to play in the final.

  • 62'

    Still it is all Swansea with possession. They nearly create another chance as Rangel gets into the box but his cross is cleared.

  • 61'

    Michu nearly makes it five as he sends an effort just wide of the post after playing a neat one-two with Dyer.

  • 60'

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  • 60'

    It is going to be a tough end to the game for Bradford. Swansea want more goals.

  • 59'

    De Guzman slots the penalty home with an expert finish into the bottom left-hand corner.

  • 59'


  • 58'

    De Guzman is stepping up to take the penalty. Dyer is furious at not being allowed a chance to net his hat-trick.

  • 57'

    Bradford are forced to take off Wells and bring on goalkeeper McLaughlin.

  • 56'

    Duke is sent off for his challenge. Harsh but fair.

  • 56'

    Penalty to Swansea as Duke brings down De Guzman in the box.

  • 56'

    Swansea have played some lovely stuff. Bradford are finding it very hard to deal with.

  • 55'

    The ball is fired into the box but Swansea do very well to head clear the danger.

  • 54'

    Bradford win a free-kick after Davies was adjudged to have handled the ball. A chance for the Bantams to send the ball into the box.

  • 53'

    Lovely trickery by Routledge down the left but his cross is just a little long, leaving Michu no chance of getting on the end of it.

  • 53'

    You have to credit Swansea, they have done a very professional job up to now. They have not been complacent at all today.

  • 52'

    Duke launches it firs time to Wells up the other end of the pitch but Williams shows no mercy in taking the ball off his opponent, leaving the Bradford man in a heap on the floor.

  • 50'

    Swansea still dominating possession. They are not giving Bradford any time to take a breather.

  • 49'

    Swansea will be delighted with that early goal as it effectively kills off the tie. But who knows, maybe Bradford could pull off a remarkable comeback?

  • 49'

    You would surely have to say that is game over now. It could start to get embarrassing for Bradford.

  • 48'

    Lovely play by Dyer as he bursts forward down the right before playing a one-two with Routledge. The winger gets it back in the box and finishes expertly past Duke.

  • 48'


  • 47'

    Bradford getting right behind their team. A goal for the Bantams would send their support into hysteria.

  • 46'

    Bradford with a strong start to the half, putting their opponents under some immediate pressure.

  • 46'

    Bradford get the second half underway...


    Bradford bring on Davies for Good.


    Nathan Dyer celebrates after opening the scoring for Swansea.


    Swansea in complete control and looking very comfortable. Bradford, on the other hand, need a major improvement in the second half or they could be in danger of letting a few more goals in.

  • 45'

    And there goes the half-time whistle...

  • 45'

    De Guzman picks out the run of Davies down the left with a fine ball but the left-back is just unable to bring it under control.

  • 45'

    One minute of stoppage time to be played...

  • 45'

    Swansea seem to have upped their level over the last few minutes. Much more of a cutting edge in their recent attacks.

  • 44'

    Bradford clear the resulting Swansea corner. Hernandez picks it up on the edge of the box but Duke makes a comfortable save to deny the winger.

  • 43'

    Routledge beats the offside trap this time but Duke does well to thwart the Swansea man's effort.

  • 42'

    Dyer beats the offside trap but his first touch that takes him past Duke is too heavy and the Swansea attack soon fizzles out.

  • 41'

    A big ask for Bradford now. It seems they are almost showing Swansea too much respect.

  • 40'

    Hernandez picks out Michu in the box who turns McHugh before finding the bottom corner of the net. Duke with no chance.

  • 40'


  • 39'

    Jones delivers Bradford's first set-piece of the match but Swansea are able to clear it with ease.

  • 38'

    Ki goes into the book for a late challenge on Wells.

  • 37'

    Wells brings down a Duke long ball with a lovely touch but Ki is there with a superb sliding challenge to clear the danger. Top defending.

  • 36'

    Bradford might want to think about changing their style up a bit and having more of a go at Swansea as they are struggling to create anything at the moment.

  • 35'

    Jones plays a very risky back pass to Duke but the keeper is alert and manages to clear it in time before Michu can steal it.

  • 34'

    Some fantastic one-touch football from Swansea but Dyer slips at the vital moment as he receives the ball inside the box. Unlucky.

  • 33'

    Davies sends a cross in from the left but McHugh heads clear. The Swans are firing a huge number of balls into the box, making their opponents work very hard at the back.

  • 32'

    The trio of Dyer, Routledge and Hernandez seems to be swapping positions throughout the game which is causing Bradford plenty of problems.

  • 31'

    Bradford head clear the corner but only as far as Britton on the edge of the box. The midfielder hits it first time but his effort fails to find the target.

  • 31'

    Dyer goes down the left this time but Darby does well to block his cross to concede the corner.

  • 30'

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  • 30'

    Routledge gets forward down the right and sends a cross in but there is no Swansea player in the box to get on the end of it.

  • 29'

    The Swans have had 75% of the possession so far, which tells you a lot about how this game has panned out.

  • 28'

    Swansea really dominating possession in this game. Plenty of one-touch passes. Bradford are really struggling to get hold of the ball.

  • 26'

    Rangel is having plenty of joy down that right-hand side. He gets forward into the box and takes a tumble after clashing with Good. The foul is given to Bradford, however.

  • 25'

    Bradford will feel as long as they are only the one goal behind then they have a chance. It is vital for them not to concede another.

  • 24'

    Bradford clear the Swansea corner. De Guzman picks it up on the edge of the box and sends the ball back in, however, he puts too much on it and the Bantams avert the danger.

  • 23'

    Routledge spots the run of Angel down the right and plays him in. The full back sends a dangerous ball into the box but Bradford clear for the corner.

  • 22'

    Dyer looks for the run of Michu with a long ball but McArdle is there to head clear the danger.

  • 21'

    Swansea have been defending well all over the pitch, pressing as a unit and not giving their opponents much time on the ball.

  • 20'

    McArdle plays a ball back to Duke but the pass is a little short and the keeper is forced to slice his clearance off for a throw.

  • 18'

    Bradford have created a couple of attacks but their final ball has let them down each time.

  • 17'

    Swansea pick up where they left off regaining possession...

  • 16'

    A big goal for Swansea. How will Bradford respond? They may be forced to come out of their shell and play a bit more now.

  • 15'

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  • 15'

    A fantastic counter attack from Swansea sees Michu eventually take aim at goal from the edge of the box. Duke makes a superb save but Dyer is first to fire home the rebound.

  • 15'


  • 14'

    Rangel gets forward down the right again and sends a ball into the box. Davies makes a run in from the left and rises to meet the cross with his head but sends his effort just wide of the post. Unlucky.

  • 13'

    Some lovely passing by Swansea but De Guzman's through ball to Michu is played just a little short.

  • 12'

    Dyer tries to latch onto a ball over the top down the right-hand side but it runs out for a goal kick. The Swans are clearly targeting that area of the pitch.

  • 11'

    All Swansea's attacks have come down that right-hand side. Their final ball on each occasion could do with some improvement though.

  • 10'

    Rangel gets forward well down the right for Swansea and lofts a ball into the box but Duke does well to claim the cross.

  • 10'

    It is Dyer who is playing in the hole behind Michu with Routledge and Hernandez on the flanks for Swansea.

  • 9'

    Bradford settling down a bit more now and getting a few more touches of the ball.

  • 8'

    Wells does well to win back possession for Bradford but Britton is there in a flash to put the challenge in.

  • 7'

    De Guzman looks for the run of Routledge with a long ball over the top but the winger is adjudged to be offside.

  • 5'

    A typical Swansea build-up at the moment as they pass it around, waiting for some space to open up...

  • 4'

    Another attack by Swansea down the right. This time Routledge gets to the byline before delivering the cross but he puts too much on it.

  • 3'

    Bradford struggling for a touch of the ball. It could be a long day for them...

  • 2'

    Bradford head clear Swansea's corner. Some early domination from the Premier League side.

  • 2'

    Swansea attack through Dyer on the right but his cross is cleared off for a corner by the Bradford defence

  • 1'

    Swansea knocking it around nicely at the moment with each player looking to get an early touch of the ball.

  • 1'

    Swansea get the Capital One Cup final underway...


    The teams are out onto the pitch. Today's guest of honour Fabrice Muamba is greeting both sides. We are just moments away from kick-off...


    An interesting fact for you: Bradford are only the second team from the fourth tier to reach the League Cup final - Rochdale lost to Norwich in 1962.


    Michael Laudrup has said that Ki has previous experience of having played at the back, during the Capital One Cup defeat of Crawley.


    Both sides come into this game off the back of defeats. Bradford lost 2-1 to Wimbledon last week, while Swansea suffered a 5-0 hammering at Liverpool.


    Bradford saw off Notts County, Watford, Burton Albion, Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa en route to the final. Swansea, meanwhile, knocked out Barnsley, Crawley, Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Chelsea.



    Bradford welcome back Nahki Wells and Rory McArdle into the starting line-up with the pair both returning from injury.


    Bradford subs: Reid, McLaughlin, Ravenhill, Connell, Hines, Turgott, Davies.


    Bradford team: Duke, Darby, McArdle, McHugh, Good, Thompson, Doyle, Jones, Atkinson, Hanson, Wells.


    A surprise in the Swansea line-up as Ki Sung-Yeung appears to be starting in the centre of defence for the Premier League side. The former Celtic man has been given the nod to fill in for the injured Chico Flores ahead of Kyle Bartley and Garry Monk.


    Swansea subs: Vorm, Monk, Tiendalli, Shechter, Agustien, Lamah, Moore.


    Swansea team: Tremmel, Rangel, Ki, Williams, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Routledge, Dyer, Hernandez, Michu.



    Welcome to today's live coverage of the Capital One Cup final between Bradford City and Swansea City at Wembley. Join us for live commentary from 1600GMT.


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