Laudrup: 'Perfect preparation' for League Cup

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup was pleased with his side's 'very good performance' in beating Stoke City 3-1 in the Premier League yesterday. He described victory, and managing to avoid any injuries, as 'perfect preparation' for their Capital One Cup second leg against Chelsea on Wednesday.

'I think it was a very good performance, we dominated from the first minute. The only bad point of the first half was we did not score from the two or three good chances we had. I knew we needed something special to score the first goal, if we scored the first goal I was sure we would win.'

Once full back Ben Davies had put them ahead with his first goal for the club, Jonathan de Guzman quickly curled in a free-kick and added another strike, rounding off an incisive team move. Swansea are ninth in the table, after West Brom drew with Aston Villa in their late game.

Jonathan de Guzman
Laudrup hailed de Guzman's second goal - Swansea's third - as 'the best of the afternoon' Credit: David Davies / PA Wire / Press Association Images

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Swansea beat Stoke 3-1

Two goals from Jonathan de Guzman, and one from Ben Davies, help Swansea City to a comfortable win over Stoke City at the Liberty Stadium.