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Swansea and Bradford one step closer to the Carling Cup final - originally posted on Soccerlens.comSwansea and Bradford City have both taken a step closer to the Carling Cup final at Wembley by winning the first legs of their semi-finals.
Bradford produced a superb performance earlier in the week to beat Aston Villa 3-1 and give themselves a two goal advantage heading into the second leg at Villa Park.
They backed up their win against Arsenal on penalties, with a dominant display where they looked like the better side throughout the match. Their performances against Arsenal and Aston villa at home will go down as two of the biggest upsets in the competition’s history.
However, Swansea’s performance away at Chelsea was just as impressive, as Michael Laudrup’s side ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from strikers Michu and Danny Graham.
Their performance was more efficient, soaking up large spells of Chelsea pressure before capitalising on some rare mistakes in the ...
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The French first division club said on its website Thursday that it has an option to make the move permanent at the end of the loan spell.
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Swansea manager Michael Laudrup insisted his side still had "a mountain to climb" to reach the Capital One Cup final despite their 2-0 win at Chelsea.
Michu and Danny Graham pounced on mistakes from Branislav Ivanovic to give the Swans a commanding advantage to take into the return leg of the semi-final in a fortnight.
But Laudrup warned against writing off the quality...