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Wembley Stadium (ATT 82,597) 24th February 2013 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: K Friend

Bradford Bradford City vs Swansea City Swansea

Bradford 0

M Duke (S/O 56)

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Swansea 5

N Dyer (16, 47)
Michu (40)
J de Guzman (pen 59, 90+2)

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  1. 18:00

    Congratulations to Swansea who lift their first major domestic trophy in its centenary year. Although the scoreline may suggest otherwise, both teams are winners today, with Bradford doing incredibly well to reach this far and experience the occassion here at Wembley. Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed the game.

  2. 90+3

    It's all over and Swansea have won the Capital One Cup comprehensively. 5-0 to the Swans who were simply superb today. Bradford were overrun completely and you had to feel for them when Duke was sent off with still over half an hour to play.

  3. 90+2

    Third time lucky for Swansea, who had initially seen Michu's shot well saved by Mclaughlin, then Routledge's effort hit the underside of the crossbar before finally securing their fifth goal with de Guzman sliding in to convert Lamah's low cross from the right.

  4. 90+2

    De Guzman scores his second and it is 5-0 to Swansea!

  5. 90+1

    Three minutes have been added for stoppage time.

  6. 90

    Doyle pumps the ball into the box and Hanson wins his header but can't direct it towards Davies.

  7. 89

    Free-kick in Swansea's half for Bradford now, as Tiendalli fouls Hines.

  8. 88

    Huge cheers again for Bradford as they record their first attempt on goal with a tame effort by Jones from a distance.

  9. 87

    Jones delivers a good corner, but Williams does really well to head clear ahead of Davies.

  10. 87

    Bradford celebrate a corner like a goal as de Guzman clears behind. They are desperate for a goal to take home with them.

  11. 86

    Lamah tries to travel into the box from the right wing without using any help, but runs into trouble and it is a goal kick.

  12. 85

    Last switch for Swansea now, Tiendalli coming on for Davies.

  13. 83

    Exhibition stuff now from Swansea as they move further forward, with Hernandez and Routledge in particular showing quick feet to keep the ball moving.

  14. 82

    No change on the possession front, with Swansea continuing to pass the ball without any real pressure from an exhausted Bradford side.

  15. 80

    Routledge drifts the corner back into the midfield and Swansea resume their passing game, before Williams is caught offside on the left wing.

  16. 79

    Michu's pass forward is cut out by McHugh, but Swansea continue to press inside Bradford's half. They now have corner.

  17. 78

    There will be no hattrick for Dyer. He is being replaced by Lamah.

  18. 76

    Hanson loses the ball in midfield and Swansea look to capitalise as Michu passes to Dyer, but can't make anything of it as he is outmuscled off the ball.

  19. 75

    They may be four down, but the Bradford fans are having a great time, waving their flags and singing their support for the team. So they should, this is a monumental day for them regardless of the result.

  20. 74

    Bradford make their final substitution, Hines coming on for Thompson.

  21. 73

    Dyer blasts over from the edge of the box. He is desperate to get his hattrick but that won't happen with shots like that.

  22. 71

    Williams goes close but the ball rather comes off him and goes straight to McLaughlin in the Bradford goal. Nicely executed cross from Hernandez to create the chance who has come alive in the last few minutes.

  23. 69

    Davies makes a vital challenge as Hernandez decides he wantes to get on the scoresheet with a great run into the box. The Spaniard then wins a corner with some more good skill.

  24. 68

    Harsh on Bradford who should have been awarded a corner following some good work by Jones and McHugh, but the referee decided the ball was still in play and Swansea advance instead.

  25. 67

    Michu picks out Rangel nicely and the full back tries to square it back to his compatriot, but the shot is closed down well by the Bradford defence.

  26. 66

    McLaughlin is sharp enough to smother the ball from Rangel's cross.

  27. 65

    You have to feel for Bradford now. They look exhausted and Swansea are showing no signs of slowing down in the next 25 minutes.

  28. 63

    A sentimental change for Swansea now, with Garry Monk, the club captain who has been there for eight years, gets to experience this moment first hand as he replaces Ki.

  29. 62

    Rangel tries to cut the ball back into the six-yard box but Bradford get in the way to cut out.

  30. 61

    Almost five as Michu shows great feet before seeing his effort travel just wide of the left post. Swansea are running riot now. As a side note, De Guzman and Dyer seem to be okay now!

  31. 60

    McLaughlin had come on for Wells before the penalty as Bradford needed to bring a goalkeeper on.

  32. 59

    GOAL - de Guzman cooly slots the ball into the left corner of the goal. Excellent penalty.

  33. 58

    Huge arguments between de Guzman and Dyer about who takes the penalty, and it looks like de Guzman has won, although Dyer is furious that he can't claim his hattrick. Extraordinary scenes.

  34. 56

    Duke is sent off as he trips De Guzman in the box as he looked to recieve Michu's pass.

  35. 56

    Penalty for Swansea!

  36. 55

    Davies is adjudged to have used his arm to control the ball, providing Bradford with a free-kick in a good crossing position. Swansea clear for a throw on the left, but any chance for Bradford is spurned as Doyle's long throw is straight into the arms of Tremmel.

  37. 54

    Swansea keep the ball in a very advanced position, but are unable to create an opening.

  38. 53

    Bradford look powerless at the moment as Swansea are keeping the ball with some great passing.

  39. 51

    Good skill from Routledge as he dances into the Bradford box. He turns and looks to the cross from the right edge of the area but it is easy for Duke to catch.

  40. 51

    Bradford fail to respond to that third goal, with Swansea looking likely to add a fourth almost immediately after.

  41. 49

    What a goal from Swansea! They play such attractive football at times and this goal epitomises what they are all about. Dyer attack from the left before passing inside to Michu. The Spaniard lets the ball run to Routledge, who feeds the ball back to Dyer who had made a run inside the box. He controls the ball before cutting inside and curling the ball into the left corner. The Bradford defence were complete spactators there!

  42. 48

    GOAL! - Dyer nets his second goal to make it 3-0.

  43. 47

    A loose pass by Rangel is well intercepted by Hanlon and Bradford look to keep the ball.

  44. 47

    Pressure is relieved on Swansea as Darby commits a naive foul.

  45. 46

    Bradford on the attack immediately, earning a throw-in on the right wing.

  46. 46

    Bradford kick off the second half having made a change at the break, Davies replacing Good.

  47. 17:01

    It is hard to see Bradford recovering from that and you sense that the most likely outcome is that Swansea continue enjoy vast amounts of possession and score a couple more goals.

  48. 16:50

    Bradford are now 100/1 to record what would be the most unlikely of comebacks and win the Final. A draw is also out to 33/1 whilst all value in backing Swansea, if there ever was any, has gone with the Welsh outfit now 1/100 to hold on to their lead. In terms of the odds to lift the trophy, Swansea are 1/500 with Bradford at 33/1. It would be better to look at goalscoring markets in the second half for good value, with the in-form Michu 3/1 to score the next goal having netted the last one. Visit www.skybet.com to place your in-game bets.

  49. 45+1

    Half time at Wembley. Swansea two goals to the good after an impressive first half performance. Bradford have struggled to get much of the ball and the difference in quality between the two sides is very much evident.

  50. 45+1

    Just a minute added to this first half.

  51. 45

    No joy for Hanson so far today as he is completely outnumbered by the Swansea defence every time Bradford look to play the ball forward.

  52. 44

    Duke makes a good save from Routledge to parry behind before getting down to smother a long shot from the corner.

  53. 43

    Dyer is almost through on goal to make it three as Swansea break forward but his touch round Duke is heavy and Bradford recover.

  54. 41

    Michu doubles Swansea's advantage to score his 19th goal of the season. He recieves a pass from Hernandez and is allowed too much time by McHugh before placing his shot into the bottom right corner.

  55. 40

    GOAL - Michu scores!

  56. 40

    Dyer's first touch is excellent as he controls Williams' long ball to the right wing.

  57. 39

    Moments later Ki is booked for a not so expertly timed challenge on Wells. Bradford's first set-piece opportunity of the match is headed clear without danger.

  58. 37

    Wells collects Duke's long ball with good control, but Ki slides in with an expertly timed tackle to clear the ball.

  59. 36

    Duke is forced to make a couple of rushed clearances as backpasses towards the 'keeper are rather weak.

  60. 35

    Swansea work the ball into the box with fluidity, but Dyer slips at the crucial moment and Bradford can claim possession.

  61. 34

    Swansea staying calm and patient as they keep the ball in deep midfield, waiting for space to develop.

  62. 32

    Routledge tries a reverse ball forward to Dyer, who made a run towards the box. It is cut out but Bradford struggle to clear their lines properly.

  63. 31

    The corner is headed clear, but only as far as Ki. The South Korean tries a speculative effort from well outside of the area but it goes over.

  64. 30

    Good does well to intercept Hernandez's pacy ball forward, but he knocks it into the path of Routledge. The winger's cross into the box lacks quality but Swansea end up with a corner.

  65. 29

    Swansea completely monopolising possession thus far and it is difficult to see Bradford getting back into the game without seeing more of the ball.

  66. 28

    Rangel fouls Good inside the Bradford box, allowing the Bantams a breather.

  67. 26

    Williams beats Hanson in the air to deny a long ball forward reaching its target as Bradford clear from defence.

  68. 25

    de Guzman's cross is overhit but Swansea stay on the attack with a throw-in on the left. They waste possession from here though, resulting in a goal kick for Bradford.

  69. 24

    McArdle is forced to head behind after Rangel had crossed dangerously from the right following a clever pass from Routledge.

  70. 22

    Thompson cross from the right, but Hanson is unable to win the header and Swansea take over.

  71. 22

    Jones calmly takes control of possession and passes back to Duke to provide a bit of space for Bradford to work the ball forward.

  72. 21

    Duke is under pressure to clear the ball from Michu, and slices the ball into touch.

  73. 19

    Wells on the ball again for Bradford inside Swansea's half. He tries to play the ball past Williams but it deflects off the defender's leg and Swansea win possession.

  74. 18

    Bradford enthusiastically look to respond, with Wells running at the Swansea attack. He runs out of options though and passes backwards before Bradford eventually lose the ball.

  75. 17

    Swansea score after Thompson had initially put in a good cross into the box at the other end. The Swans counter with Routledge who feeds Michu. The striker goes for goal and Duke gets a hand to it, only for it to fall into the path for Dyer to slot home.

  76. 16

    GOAL! Dyer makes it 1-0!

  77. 14

    Davies meets Rangel's cross with his head, but his effort goes just wide of Bradford's goal. Duke looked to have had it covered, however.

  78. 12

    Swansea have enjoyed 75% of possession in the early stages of the match. They've yet to threaten the Bradford goal though.

  79. 11

    Doyle latches onto Dyer's loose pass to win possession. Bradford look to attack down the left but nothing comes of it.

  80. 10

    Rangel does well to get a cross in from the byline as he chased de Guzman's lofted pass, but Duke rises to catch it.

  81. 9

    Jones switches play nicely for Bradford, passing to Darby on the right.

  82. 8

    Davies crosses from the left towards Michu, but McHugh is composed enough to get the ball clear.

  83. 7

    De Guzman searches out Routledge with a good-looking long ball, but the assistant raises his flag for offside.

  84. 6

    An attractive move by Swansea ends as Hernandez's pass towards Davies in the box is cut out.

  85. 5

    Bradford enjoy their first spell of possession of the game so far, but eventually lose it inside Swansea's half.

  86. 4

    Routledge links up with Rangel before crossing from the right, but he can't find Michu in the middle and Bradford clear.

  87. 3

    Dyer wins a corner for Swansea with a dangerous ball in from the right, but Bradford head the delivery clear.

  88. 2

    Swansea retain possession in midfield as they get to grips with the turf at Wembley.

  89. 1

    Swansea get this year's Capital One Cup Final underway. Both teams are in their familiar colours.

  90. 15:57

    Bradford manager Phil Parkinson sticks with his Capital One Cup heroes for this clash. The only change from the Bantams outfit that overcame Aston Villa in the second leg of their semi-final last month is Garry Thompson for Zavon Hines, who is on the bench. Bradford, the first tier four side to reach a major final at Wembley, are looking for their first significant silverware since a 1911 FA Cup win over Newcastle. As expected, Chico Flores loses his battle to overcome an ankle injury for Swansea, who are aiming to lift the first major trophy in their history, so Leon Britton comes into Michael Laudrup's starting line-up, with Ki Sung-Yueng surprisingly chosen to partner Ashley Williams in central defence.

  91. 15:52

    Not long to go until kick-off. We should be in for a memorable encounter.

  92. 15:42

    Our referee this afternoon is Kevin Friend.

  93. 15:42

    Subs - Bradford: McLaughlin, Ravenhill, Davies, Reid, Connell, Hines, Turgott. Swansea: Vorm, Lamah, Monk, Shechter, Moore, Tiendalli, Agustien.

  94. 15:32

    Here are the starting line-ups..

  95. 15:32

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

  96. 15:32

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

  97. 15:17

    Priceboosts before kick-off include Michu to score first at 100/30 and Bradford to win 2-1, enhanced to 25/1. If you fancy putting money on a fairytale ending for Bradford, backing them to win on penalties hands you a nice return at 16/1. They would arguably be favourites if it went this far, having won their last 9 successive shoot-outs, including two in this season's competition. I personally think Swansea will be too strong for Bradford so am backing a 3-0 victory at 17/2.

  98. 15:10

    Bradford's big price of 4/1 to lift the trophy will attract many punters who fancy yet another upset, but the difference in quality between the sides means the smart money will be on Swansea, who are as short as 1/6 to be victorious. In ninety minutes, the Swans are fancied at 2/5 to seal victory, whilst Bradford are out at 6/1 to win. It is 15/4 for the match to go to extra-time.

  99. 15:03

    League Two side Bradford have upset the odds repeatedly in this competition, knocking out Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa en route to Wembley and will fancy their chances of doing the same today. It should not be forgotton tough that Swansea have claimed a few scalps themselves, having been victorious at Anfield and cruising past Chelsea in the semis. A few eyebrows may be raised, but both teams fully deserve this chance to lift a major domestic trophy.

  100. 14:57

    Hello and welcome to Wembley for coverage of this afternoon's Capital One League Cup Final between Bradford City and Swansea City. What an occasion this is for both clubs, particularly for Bradford, who become the first fourth-tier club to reach the final for 51 years. Oliver Bell here to steer you through the match. As we await final team news, why not get in touch to ollybell_2@msn.com and let me know who you are backing today.

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