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Swansea prepares for victory parade

Swansea will have the chance to welcome home their Capital One Cup final heroes with a bus parade through the city centre tomorrow

The club secured their first piece of major silverware in their centenary season with an emphatic 5-0 victory over League Two side Bradford at Wembley yesterday.

This is a fantastic moment for the Swans and for Swansea as a whole.

After their promotion to the Premier League, Sunday's events open a new chapter in a remarkable success story for our city's football team.

"I'm sure thousands of fans will want to line the route and be part of an event that will be remembered for years to come.

– Councillor Dennis James, Lord Mayor of Swansea

Man of the match Nathan Dyer (two), Jonathan de Guzman (two) and Michu got the goals to ensure Michael Laudrup's side will have European football to look forward to next season.

This is an exciting achievement and we have pulled out all the stops to get the victory parade organised as quickly as possible and we're sure it's going to be a tremendous success.

We hope everyone who comes along has a great time, but the safety of the participants and the public is paramount. For this reason, we would ask all spectators to stay behind the safety barriers and follow any instructions that they may get from the safety stewards.

– Councillor David Phillips, Leader of Swansea Council

The parade will start at 4.30pm outside the Dragon Hotel, before weaving its way through the city to a civic reception at the Guildhall.

Rolling road closures will be in place so that routes can be reopened as soon as the parade passes through.

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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

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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
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