Laudrup's pride as Swans trounce 10-man Bantams
SWANSEA City manager Michael Laudrup spoke of his pride after seeing his side thrash Bradford City 5-0 to win the Capital One Cup at Wembley yesterday.
Two goals each from Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman, one from the penalty spot, and another from Michu saw the Premier League side clinch the first major trophy in their 100-year history.
Laudrup said: "I'm very proud of my team today. I think it was a great performance."
The 48-year-old Dane 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," he said.
League Two Bradford's manager, Phil Parkinson, hailed his players for their success in this year's competition and only wished they could have made more of a match of the final for their supporters, who he described as "absolutely tremendous".
He said: "We're many places below them in the Football League and it was tough for us but enormous credit to our boys for getting to the final, it was an incredible achievement."
Parkinson also felt the dismissal of goalkeeper Matt Duke, formerly of Burton Albion and Matlock Town, in conceding the penalty that De Guzman scored from was "harsh" with his side already 3-0 down.
He said: "I think in the context of the game the ref could've just looked at that and said 3-0 down and a penalty against us, a yellow card would have sufficed, and obviously after that it was game over."