Capital One Cup: Chelsea 0-2 Swansea – Swans Close In On Wembley As Blues Flop At The Bridge (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

9th, January 2013


By Alan Duffy

Chelsea 0-2 Swansea City – Capital One Cup – 9th January 2013

Two errors from the usually dependable Branislav Ivanovic helped Swansea to a shock 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, a win that moves Michael Laudrup’s side closer to a cup final appearance.

Rafa Benitez started with Fernando Torres in attack and Demba Ba on the bench, but it was Swansea’s very own goal-machine Michu who opened the scoring on 39 minutes. The Spaniard made the most of a right balls-up from a dawdling Ivanovic before firing home past Ross Turnball. That goal had come against the run of play as the Blues had dominated the first period without finding their way past Gerhard Tremmel in the Swans’ goal.

After the break, the home side pushed for an equaliser, only for the superb Tremmel to thwart David Luiz courtesy of a superb save. Benitez brought on Frankie Lamps and then Ba, followed by Marko Marin, but it would be the Swans who would score next. Ivanovic was one again the villain of the piece for Chelsea, with his appalling back-pass pounced on by Danny Graham who sealed the win for the visitors.

Swansea v Bradford in the Capital One Cup final? It just might happen!



Photos: PA

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  1. Sultan says:

    Good on ya swans !!

  2. grimpeur says:

    Brian Laudrup WTF?

    Way to go swans!

  3. Doctor's your Uncle says:

    That’s MICHAEL Laudrup, not Brian…

  4. Esteban says:

    I put a $5 on Swansea :-)

    Sorry, but I’m Canadian. This is the only place where I can brag about something like this.

  5. Stan Marsh says:

    Swansea are managed by the other Laudrup, Michael.

  6. Fred says:

    Nice photos were Michu fires past Ivanovic, he looks and has the elegancy of Peter Crouch, shit-look-a-likes?

  7. Jarren says:

    @Esteban From an ex-pat Brit now living in Canada, I hear you!

    Football’s not QUITE so popular here is it!

    Anyway, back on topic…

    Really well done Swansea! Shocking result, especially at the Bridge. Gotta feel for Ivanovic, usually such a solid defender. Hey, we all have off days.

    Would love to see a Swansea – Bradford final!

    As much as we all love Swansea (ok Cardiff excepted), I think every neutral would be willing Bradford on!

    Imagine Bradford in next year’s UEFA Cup! My god, that would be immense…

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