Swansea in Cup final

Swansea City are through to their first league cup final at Wembley, after holding Chelsea to a draw at the Liberty Stadium. Chelsea's Eden Hazard has apologised after he was sent off for appearing to kick a Swansea ball boy during the match.

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Report: Ball boy will not press charges against Hazard

Sam Wallace is football journalist for the Independent:

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Swansea confirm that police have interviewed ball-boy & his father & no charges will be pressed

Dan Taylor is a football journalist for The Guardian:

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Swansea statement: police have interviewed boy and his father and will not take it further. Common sense!

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Football Association could investigate ball boy 'kick'

by - Daybreak Chief Correspondent

Chelsea footballer Eden Hazard apologised after he was sent off for appearing to kick a Swansea ball boy during the League Cup semi final second leg.

Some people are saying he should face further punishment from the FA.

ITV Daybreak correspondent Richard Gaisford reports from ball boy Charlie Morgan's home village in Tycroes.

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Chelsea manager: 'Hazard was frustrated and trying to get the ball back

Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez said that Hazard and the ball boy had exchanged apologies in the dressing room after the match.

They apologised to each other.

They both talked. The boy knows he was wasting time. Hazard was frustrated and trying to get the ball back.

We can not change the situation. We are disappointed because we lost a player.

The best thing for us is to move forward.

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Swansea defender: Hazard kicked ball boy 'in the rib'

Swansea defender Ashley Williams claimed he saw Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard kick a ball boy in the second leg of their semi final in Capital One Cup tonight.

Hazard was sent off for violent conduct.

[Chelsea striker] Demba Ba told me the ball boy held on to it.

I saw him kick him in the rib and you can't do that to a young boy.

– Swansea defender Ashley Williams speaking to Sky Sports1
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