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Swansea City win appeal against Fernandez red card

Swansea Manager Garry Monk has announced that the club has won an appeal against defender Federico Fernandez's red card in the Capital One Cup defeat at Liverpool.

'There's no reason we can't win' says Monk

Swansea take on Liverpool in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup. Credit: Lynne Cameron/EMPICS Sport

Swansea manager Garry Monk says there's no reason his side can't win tonight's cup clash against Liverpool, but concedes it will be 'extremely tough.'

Monk, who was club captain during now-Liverpool manager Brendan Rodger's two-year stint at the helm of the Swans, believes his players can upset the odds at Anfield tonight.

They've stuttered a little bit but they're still a good team, you go through periods of form like that in your career as teams but they're more than good enough to bounce back.

It will be difficult to give the players the best detail we can. We have to get enough over to them so they understand what we want and go there with a plan to give a good go of it.

There's no reason we can't win but it's going to be extremely tough. It's Anfield, we haven't got as big a squad as them or as a number of teams in this league.

– Garry Monk

Swansea won 3-1 at Liverpool in the same round of the Capital One Cup two seasons ago and went on to claim the club's first major trophy at Wembley.

Garry Monk praises Wilfried Bony after Leicester win

Swansea City manager Garry Monk has praised the performance of striker Wilfried Bony who scored twice to help the Swans beat Leicester City 2-0.

The win ended the club's five-match winless run and lifted them to sixth in the table.

Monk said the Ivory Coast international, who joined for a club-record £12 million fee in 2013, is contributing more than just goals this season.

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Swansea City hope to return to winning ways in match against Leicester

Swansea City will hope to return to winning ways when they host Leicester at the Liberty Stadium later (KO 1730).

The Swans have stalled of late - losing three and drawing two of their last five - following their blistering start to the season.

Fans will be pleased to see Jonjo Shelvey return to action after a week's suspension, but less content with an injury list including Leon Britton, Jordi Amat and Dwight Tiendalli.

Garry Monk's side will host Leicester at the Liberty Stadium. Credit: PA

As for the manager, he'll be hoping for a calmer evening after the controversy surrounding his comments about Stoke's Victor Moses last weekend. Monk - who accused Moses of "clear cheating" over an alleged dive during the 2-1 defeat at the Britannia Stadium - has until Monday to explain his remarks to the FA.

Swansea 2-2 Newcastle (FT)

Wayne Routledge celebrates his goal with Wilfried Bony and Nathan Dyer. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

The Swans had to settle for a draw against Newcastle at home.

The home side were drawing at half time, but a goal from Wayne Routledge put them 2-1 up early in the first half. Papiss Cisse scored his second of the game to equalise for Newcastle. Final score Swansea 2-2 Newcastle.

Swansea 1-1 Newcastle (HT)

Wilfried Bony put the Swans ahead early in the first half, but Papiss Cisse made it one all just before half time. You can follow the game live at ITV Sport.

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