Premier League Swansea City clinically crushed fourth tier Bradford City 5-0 to win the English Capital One (League) Cup final on Sunday and mark its centennial season with its first major honor.
Two goals from Nathan Dyer, one from Michu and a penalty and a late strike from Jonathan de Guzman ended Bradford's fairy tale cup adventure in which it became the first fourth-tier team to reach a big English final for more than half a century.
Bradford goalkeeper Matt Duke was sent off early in the second half for a trip on De Guzman before the Dutchman netted the spot kick as Swansea went on to record the biggest ever League Cup final win and secure a place in next term's Europa League.
Bradford, whose huge contingent of flag-waving fans made a memorable impression at Wembley, never seriously threatened to score in the very one-sided final, having previously dumped out top flight Wigan Athletic, Arsenal and Aston Villa.
Welsh side Swansea, who have only been in the Premier League for two seasons, took the lead when Dyer slid the ball home in the 16th minute and doubled it five minutes before the break when Michu scored with a cool finish.
Dyer ended the match as a contest with a superb curling shot soon after the restart.
De Guzman made no mistake with his 59th-minute penalty after winning a heated row with hat-trick-chasing Dyer over who would take the spot kick. The midfielder added another in stoppage time.
"I'm very proud," Swansea manager Michael Laudrup told Sky Sports after winning a trophy in his first season in charge. "It wasn't easy but after the second goal you could see the difference. I think we played very well. As a manager it's at the very top to win a trophy for the first time in 100 years."
Swansea dominated from the opening whistle while Bradford, which showed so much enterprise and verve in knocking out Premier League opponents on its stunning run to the final, sat back and defended, allowing the top-flight side to take the initiative it never relinquished.
Israeli striker Itay Shechter was an unused substitute for Swansea, but will still pick up a winners medal.
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