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Swansea City 'part company' with Michael Laudrup

Michael Laudrup has left Swansea City. Credit: PA Wire

Swansea City have parted company with manager Michael Laudrup.

The former Real Madrid and Barcelona player joined the Swans in 2012, and led the club to their first major trophy in their history with a 5-0 victory over Bradford City in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.

The club have struggled this season and lie just two points above the relegation zone with a crucial game against rivals Cardiff City on Saturday.

For all the reaction to Laudrup's sacking visit ITV Football

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Pictured: Swansea City's win goal-by-goal

Nathan Dyer scores Swansea's first goal of the game Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Michu celebrates scoring his side's second goal Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport
Nathan Dyer scores again, making it three goals for Swansea Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport
Jonathan de Guzman celebrates scoring the fourth goal of the game with team-mate Miguel Michu Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Swansea City's Jonathan de Guzman scores the fifth and final goal of the game Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images


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Michael Laudrup speaks of Swansea City pride

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has spoken of his pride after seeing his side thrash Bradford 5-0 to win the Capital One Cup at Wembley.

Laudrup told Sky Sports 1: "I'm very proud of my team today. I think it was a great performance."

He also hailed the triumph as the best of his managerial career.

As a manager it's absolutely at the top, winning a trophy for the first time in 100 years.

The first trophy is always special, and now next year in Europe... it's a nice experience.

– Michael Laudrup


Nathan Dyer puts Swansea ahead in cup final

Swansea City's Nathan Dyer (C) shoots to score during their English League Cup final soccer match against Bradford City at Wembley Stadium Credit: REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Swansea fans are celebrating at Wembley Stadium after winger Nathan Dyer put them ahead against Bradford City in the first half.

Nathan Dyer celebrates after putting his team ahead Credit: EUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Cancer survivor 'loving his moment as Bradford mascot'

Jake Turton with ITV Sports Correspondent Natalie Pirks. Credit: ITV News

Cancer survivor and Bradford City supporter Jake Turton is having a fantastic day at Wembley after he lead his team out onto the pitch to face Swansea.

Bradford fans started a Facebook campaign for the club to make nine-year-old Jake a mascot after he survived a brain tumour.

Sports Correspondent Natalie Pirks said that when the teams came out Jake could be seen "waving and loving his moment as mascot for Bradford".

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