Michael Regan

Bradford vs. Swansea, 2013 League Cup final: Swans are first-time Welsh winners

Swansea City have won their first ever League Cup, simultaneously becoming the first Welsh team to capture the trophy. They demolished Bradford City, 5-0.

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Swans lift the League Cup!

Swansea City have become the first Welsh side to lift the Football League Cup, and have won the first major English football honor in their club's history. They had no problem defeating Bradford, 5-0, at Wembley.

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Swansea cruising against Bradford

It appears that there will be no fourth upset of a Premier League side for Bradford City. They've looked very much overmatched by Swansea City in the League Cup final thus far, and deservedly trail 2-0 at the halftime break. The Swans have been a different class, and look like they'll have no problem holding on for a victory.

Kieran Dyer scored Swansea's first with a simple finish at the back post, set up by Michu. Swansea's Spanish striker got himself in position to take a powerful shot, low and to the far post, which was saved by Matt Duke. However, the Bantams' keeper couldn't tip the ball far enough away from the goal, and Dyer powered a shot into the back of the net on the end of a great run to the back post.

In the 40th minute, Michu was able to beat Duke, putting Bradford into a situation that they'll struggle to pull themselves out of. Poor defending allowed Pablo Hernandez to find Michu easily in the box, and he finished between the legs of a Bradford defender to double his side's lead.

For the entirety of the match, Swansea have been able to control possession and Bradford don't look capable of winning the ball off them. None of the Bantams' counters have looked particularly dangerous, and it will become harder to counter as Swansea are less willing to commit men forward. It will take a downright miracle for the League Two side to get back into this final.

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Bradford City vs. Swansea City: Lineups

Can Bradford City's amazing run end with them lifting the Capital One Cup at Wembley? We're about to find out, but first here's the lineups for both sides.

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