Swansea's cup journey

  • Last Updated: February 20 2013, 10:47 GMT

We look at the journey Swansea made to Wembley in this season's Capital One Cup.

Swansea celebrate at Stamford Bridge
Swansea celebrate at Stamford Bridge

Second round - Swansea 3 Barnsley 1, August 28, 2012:

Luke Moore's double ensured the Swans advanced against Championship Barnsley at the Liberty Stadium. Danny Graham and Moore's first put the hosts in control, but they had to survive some nervy moments after Bobby Hassell pulled a goal back, before Moore sealed the win.

Third round - Crawley 2 Swansea 3, September 25, 2012

Manager Michael Laudrup has spoken of this game as a turning point in his side's season after Garry Monk's late winner spared their blushes against the League One side. Michu put Swansea ahead but they found themselves 2-1 down as Josh Simpson and Hope Akpan struck, only for Danny Graham and Monk to strike.

Fourth round - Liverpool 1 Swansea 3, October 31, 2012:

Swansea got one over former boss Brendan Rodgers by knocking out cup holders Liverpool at Anfield. Chico Flores and Nathan Dyer put Swansea 2-0 up, Luis Suarez pulled one back but Jonathan de Guzman's strike ensured it was the Welsh club who went through.

Quarter-final - Swansea 1 Middlesbrough 0, December 12, 2012:

Swansea made it through to just their third cup semi-final as they ground down battling Middlesbrough. They needed an own goal from Seb Hines with just nine minutes remaining to seal their place in the last four as the visitors came up short in their 12th consecutive away fixture in the League Cup.

Semi-final, first leg - Chelsea 0 Swansea 2, January 9, 2013:

Few were expecting Swansea to cause too much trouble for the European champions at Stamford Bridge, but a stunning smash-and-grab raid put them within sight of Wembley. Swansea had to deal with extended spells of Chelsea pressure, but Michu and Danny Graham took advantage of uncharacteristic lapses by Branislav Ivanovic to stun Rafael Benitez's side.

Semi-final, second leg - Swansea 0 Chelsea 0, January 23, 2013:

Swansea make it through to Wembley following a comfortable draw Chelsea. The Blues had plenty of possession but failed to translate it into creating clear-cut openings. Instead, the match was notable for an incident involving a ballboy and Eden Hazard which resulted in the Chelsea forward being given a straight red card.


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