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Capital One Cup

Prenton Park (ATT 2,450) 24th August 2010 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: M Haywood

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Swansea City Swansea

Tranmere 1

E Showunmi (22)


Swansea 3

C van der Gun (73)
S Sinclair (74)
S Kuqi (90+5)

Swans see off Tranmere

Van der Gun, Sinclair and Kuqi strike to avoid shock defeat

Last Updated: 24/08/10 11:29pm

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Kuqi sealed the win in stoppage time

Kuqi sealed the win in stoppage time

Swansea battled back from a goal down to book their place in the third round of the Carling Cup with a 3-1 win at Tranmere.

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The Welsh outfit scored three times in the second period to cancel out Enoch Showunmi's 22nd minute effort for plucky Rovers.

Cedric van der Gun and Scott Sinclair scored within a minute of each other and Shefki Kuqi netted a third in stoppage time to seal the win.

Showunmi raced on to a long punt upfield and netted for the League One side with an excellent angled volley midway through the first half.

City, who started with only four players from Saturday's Championship line-up, threatened just once in the first half, with Joe Collister hanging on well to a strike by Joe Allen.


Allen should have made it 1-1 two minutes after the break but his shot was turned over by Collister. Then Kuqi headed wide.

City enjoyed the lion's share of possession but failed to make full use of it until a telling 60 seconds after Stephen Dobie and Sinclair had joined the action.

Ian Goodison and Max Blanchard were excellent in a compact Tranmere rearguard which paid dearly in the end for a brief period of slackness.

Van der Gun scrambled the ball home in the 74th minute when an Andrea Orlandi strike rebounded from the bar.

Then almost straight from the re-start Sinclair rounded two defenders and beat Collister with a left foot hit from twelve yards.

A third Swansea goal in stoppage time from Kuqi made the scoreline tough on the Merseysiders.

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