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Jordan Ayew's 'brilliance' fires the Swans into FA CUP fourth round

The win was only their third home win of the season. Credit: PA

Swansea City join Cardiff and Newport in the fourth round of the FA Cup after their win over Wolves.

The 2-1 victory was only their third home win of the season.

Ayew opened the scoring against the Championship leaders, weaving his way through the away defence for a goal reminiscent of Ricky Villa's strike for Tottenham in the 1981 final replay.

Diogo Jota came off the Wolves bench to level the scores, but Wilfried Bony's close range winner three minutes later sealed the win.

It is only the third time three Welsh teams have made it to the fourth round of the competition.

Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal, who is only five games into his role, hailed Jordan Ayew's moment of brilliance:

In the five games I've been in charge we've won two, drawn two and lost one. This was the best match we've played, especially in the first half and we posed Wolves lots of problems.

We controlled the first 45 minutes, but after that the tempo was down. We let Wolves get a goal, but we got a second and then we closed the door and made it very difficult.

It was a great goal from Jordan and he deserves it. He is a fighter and works very hard for the team. I'm proud of my players and now we are building confidence and momentum.

– Carlos Carvalhal

It was Ayew's fourth goal in his last seven appearances, and seventh goal of the season in all competitions.

Swansea will now face League Two promotion contenders Notts County later this month. But before that, they face Liverpool on Monday in the Premier league as they look to lift themselves off the bottom of the table.