Bradford 0-5 Swansea Highlights
Swansea claim their first major knockout trophy as they brush aside League Two Bradford to win the Capital One Cup.
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Venue: Wembley Stadium
Date: Sunday, 24 February, 2013
Kick off: 16:00 GMT.
This will be the first match between Bradford and Swansea in a major cup competition.
The Swans are unbeaten in their last four league encounters with the Bantams, all of which came in League One. However, three of those matches were drawn.
Bradford’s last win against Swansea was a 5-1 victory at Valley Parade in the third tier on 30 March 1996.
The Bantams are the second side from the fourth tier of English football to reach the League Cup final. Rochdale also managed the feat in 1962, losing to Division Two Norwich over two legs, although that was during the League Cup’s infancy, when many of England’s elite clubs declined to enter the competition.
Victory would see Bradford become the sixth club from outside the top flight to win the competition, following in the footsteps of Norwich (second tier, 1962), QPR (third tier, 1967), Swindon (third tier, 1969), Aston Villa (second tier, 1975) and Sheffield Wednesday (second tier, 1991).
Bradford have kept clean sheets in only two of their last 15 League Cup ties.
They have won nine consecutive penalty shootouts – an English record.
The Swans have reached the final of the League Cup for the first time in their history. Prior to this season they had never gone beyond the fourth round of the competition.
Michael Laudrup’s men have won twice in eight league and cup games since booking their place in the final.
Swansea’s most recent defeat against League Two opposition was a 3-1 loss to Shrewsbury in the second round of the League Cup last season.
They have kept clean sheets in their last three League Cup matches. They have gone 284 minutes since they last conceded in the competition.