Report: Swans 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0

27th February 2018
First team

The Swans booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1964 courtesy of a 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

This fifth-round replay was settled by two goals in the second half, with sub Jordan Ayew opening the scoring before Nathan Dyer doubled the Swans' advantage.

Ayew struck 10 minutes after being introduced at half-time as he coolly slotted home his ninth of the season after Tom Carroll's 20-yard effort struck both posts.

Ayew played a big part in the second goal as he won possession just inside the Wednesday half before feeding Tammy Abraham. The striker then threaded a neat pass to Dyer, and he made no mistake by blasting low and past Cameron Dawson.

It means the Swans now face either Tottenham Hotspur or Rochdale in the last eight at the Liberty, with the winners of that tie to be decided on Wednesday night.

Swans: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn, Federico Fernandez (capt), Kyle Bartley, Sam Clucas, Nathan Dyer (Leon Britton, 83), Tom Carroll, Ki Sung-Yueng (Martin Olsson, ht), Wayne Routledge (Jordan Ayew, ht), Tammy Abraham.

Subs not used: Erwin Mulder, Kyle Naughton, Luciano Narsingh, Daniel James.

Sheffield Wednesday: Cameron Dawson, Jack Hunt (Liam Palmer, 38), Daniel Pudil, Glenn Loovens (capt), Frederico Venancio, Jacob Butterfield (Atdhe Nuhiu, 68), David Jones, Adam Reach, George Boyd, Jordan Rhodes (Almen Abdi, 81), Lucas Joao.

Subs not used: Joe Wildsmith, Morgan Fox, Ashley Baker, Joey Pelupessy.