Snapshot: Wembley wonders

24th June
Club

Swansea City’s players slide in celebration in front of their fans having secured the club’s first major trophy.

It was February 2013, and for the second time in a couple of years the Swans were celebrating at Wembley.

While the 2011 play-off final was riddled with tension in the second half, the 2012-13 Capital One Cup final went very smoothly as far as the Swans were concerned.

League Two side Bradford City had stunned a succession of Premier League clubs as they put together a remarkable run to the final.

But the Bantams crumbled at Wembley as Michael Laudrup’s Swans took control.

Nathan Dyer opened the scoring early on, then Michu’s cool finish made it 2-0 at the break.

Dyer netted again right at the start of the second half before Bradford keeper Matt Duke was sent off.

Jonathan de Guzman scored from the spot, then grabbed a second at the end to complete a 5-0 rout.

The Swans had secured their first major piece of silverware in their 101st year, hence the players were sliding about on the Wembley turf afterwards.