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Swansea Council: Swans' success 'a fairytale'

The leader of Swansea Council has described the Swans' recent years as 'a footballing fairytale'.

The council has confirmed a victory parade for the Swans will take place on Tuesday.

The eyes of the sporting world were on Wembley and it's our club which will be the toast of football. I want to pay tribute to Michael Laudrup, his playing staff and the backroom staff for this magnificent achievement.

The Swans fans were fantastic and built on their growing reputation as some of the most loyal and passionate supporters in the country. They can now look forward to a European adventure that not so long ago would have been little more than a dream.

– Swansea Council Leader David Phillips


Swansea players celebrate Wembley League Cup win

The champagne flows after Swansea City storm to victory over Bradford City Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Players celebrate with the Capital One Cup trophy after their five-nil win Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport
Wayne Routledge celebrates with the Swansea fans Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Swans manager Michael Laudrup holds the trophy aloft after victory over Bradford City Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

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

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


Swansea City kick off against Bradford in Wembley final

Danish manager Michael Laudrup has directed Swansea to the League Cup final in his first season in charge. Credit: PA

Swansea City kick off against Bradford City in the final of the Capital One Cup at Wembley at 4pm.

It is Swansea's first major cup final in the club's 100-year history, and they are 90 minutes - plus extra time and penalties if required - away from winning their first major cup, and qualifying for European football next season.

League Two side Bradford also have history on their minds. They have knocked out three Premier League teams already, and become the first team from the fourth tier to play in a major Wembley final.

The ITV Sport website has live updates on the action.

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