Swansea reached quarter-finals first time since 1964!
Carlos Carvalhal, the manager of Swansea City has welcomed their home win in FA Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday with broad arms. Swansea have reached the quarter-finals for the first time since 1964. On a lighter note, Mr. Carvalhal said, “I know because I was born in 1965. Swansea have now made the best path in the cup since then so it’s a little part of history and we are happy about that. I’m very proud of my players.”
First-half was frustrating for the Swansea team due to slothy passing and play that lacked creativity. This would have definitely raised some alarms in the dressing room of the hosts when they walked back with heavy heart in the break time.
The freezing night seemed to be a tough night for the Swans until the half-time. Liberty stadium had no warmth to offer and was also multiplied by the style of play in the first-half. But this continued no longer than 10 minutes of the second half, thanks to Jordan Ayew’s (half-time substitute) tap-in which was an opportunity grabbed from Tom Caroll’s blistering drive had collided with both the posts. Moreover, the heat was turned up by a factor of 5 when Nathan Dyer showed a path by providing a close-range glory and seal the victory of the Swans.
By all means, Jordan Ayew was Man of the Match.
Swansea will have wide-eyes open on Wednesday’s tie of Tottenham and Rochdale, because the winner will be hosted by them.