Swansea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27578/all en Soccer-Swansea stifle Chelsea to reach League Cup final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-swansea-stifle-chelsea-reach-league-cup-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Swansea City reached their first major English final after holding Chelsea at bay in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final to win 2-0 on aggregate on Wednesday.</p> <p>After securing a shock 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago, the Welsh club put in a resilient rearguard display to draw 0-0 in front of their jubilant fans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-swansea-stifle-chelsea-reach-league-cup-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Swansea Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738555 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Swansea star Flores set for League Cup heartache http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-swansea-star-flores-set-league-cup-heartache <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swansea defender Chico Flores is set to miss the League Cup final against Bradford City later this month after rupturing ligaments in his right ankle in Saturday's win over QPR.</p> <p>Flores has been key to Swansea's impressive run to Wembley but the Spanish centre-back, signed from Genoa last year, was stretchered off after 34 minutes of the 4-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium.</p> <p>He suffered the injury after stooping to make a low defensive header and required prolonged treatment before being taken to hospital where a scan revealed the full extent of the damage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-swansea-star-flores-set-league-cup-heartache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chico Flores Geography of the United Kingdom Geography of Wales Swansea AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:15:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751702 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Swansea end Bradford run to claim League Cup crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/football-swansea-end-bradford-run-claim-league-cup-crown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swansea City ended Bradford City's League Cup fairytale with a record-breaking 5-0 victory in the final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday to crown the club's centenary year with a first major trophy.</p> <p>Bradford had accounted for Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic en route to the final, but they fell well short in their bid to become the first team from England's fourth division to lift one of the game's most coveted prizes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/football-swansea-end-bradford-run-claim-league-cup-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Human Interest Swansea AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765227 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Swansea end Bradford run to claim League Cup crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/football-swansea-end-bradford-run-claim-league-cup-crown-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swansea City ended Bradford City's League Cup fairytale with a record-breaking 5-0 victory in the final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday to crown the club's centenary year with a first major trophy.</p> <p>Bradford had accounted for Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic en route to the final, but they fell well short in their bid to become the first team from England's fourth division to lift one of the game's most coveted prizes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/football-swansea-end-bradford-run-claim-league-cup-crown-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Human Interest Swansea AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:31:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765233 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Luck smiles on West Brom in win over Swansea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/football-luck-smiles-west-brom-win-over-swansea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swansea City were left ruing their misfortune as a slapstick Jonathan de Guzman own goal saw them beaten 2-1 at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.</p> <p>Luke Moore put Swansea ahead against his former club in the first half, only for the hosts to level through Romelu Lukaku's 13th goal of the season.</p> <p>On-loan Chelsea striker Lukaku had a penalty saved early in the second half, but de Guzman's unfortunate own goal handed West Brom victory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/football-luck-smiles-west-brom-win-over-swansea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the United Kingdom Sports Swansea AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778231 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Swansea and Stoke share points in six-goal thriller http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131110/football-swansea-and-stoke-share-points-six-goal-thriller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swansea and Stoke were both left frustrated after a dramatic 3-3 Premier League draw at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.</p> <p>It seemed Stoke were on the verge of ending their seven-match winless run when goals from Jonathan Walters and Stephen Ireland put the visitors 2-0 up inside half an hour in south Wales.</p> <p>But the second half saw Swansea bounce back after both Wilfried Bony and Nathan Dyer scored.</p> <p>And when Bony made it 3-2 just four minutes from time, it seemed Swansea had completed a remarkable come from behind victory.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131110/football-swansea-and-stoke-share-points-six-goal-thriller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Swansea AFP Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:17:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5985347 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Hull's Graham makes a point on return to Swansea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/football-hulls-graham-makes-point-return-swansea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Danny Graham finally ended his 11-month goal drought as the Hull striker returned to haunt his former club in a 1-1 draw against Swansea on Monday.</p> <p>Graham enjoyed a prolific 18-month spell with Swansea before moving to Sunderland for £5 million in January and then onto Hull on loan in August.</p> <p>The 28-year-old has struggled at both Sunderland and Hull, but he produced a fine strike early in the first half at the Liberty Stadium to put his name on the scoresheet for the first time since he netted for Swansea in a League Cup win at Chelsea in January.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/football-hulls-graham-makes-point-return-swansea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Danny Graham Geography of the United Kingdom Geography of Wales Glamorgan Labor Law Swansea AFP Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:46:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6014943 at http://www.globalpost.com City show title form to see off Swansea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140101/city-show-title-form-see-swansea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - The goals continued to flow for Manchester City who subdued a spirited Swansea City 3-2 at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday to move top of the Premier League.</p> <p>Second-half strikes from Yaya Toure and Aleksandar Kolarov after Swansea's Wilfried Bony had cancelled out Fernandinho's early opener helped City record their fifth consecutive Premier League win.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140101/city-show-title-form-see-swansea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United Kingdom Geography of Wales Swansea Swansea City A.F.C. Thomson Reuters Wed, 01 Jan 2014 20:49:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6033240 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Swansea start post-Laudrup era with derby win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140208/football-swansea-start-post-laudrup-era-derby-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swansea City made a winning start to life after Michael Laudrup by beating Cardiff City 3-0 on Saturday to leave their fierce rivals mired in the Premier League relegation zone.</p> <p>Laudrup was sacked as manager on Tuesday and replaced by rookie coach Garry Monk, but second-half goals from Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Wilfried Bony saw Cardiff blown away in the south Wales derby.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140208/football-swansea-start-post-laudrup-era-derby-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Swansea AFP Sat, 08 Feb 2014 19:46:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6065212 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Dyer double lifts perfect Swansea past West Brom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140830/football-dyer-double-lifts-perfect-swansea-past-west-brom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swansea maintained their perfect start to the new season to three from three with a stylish 3-0 win over West Brom at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.</p> <p>Nathan Dyer with a double and Wayne Routledge produced the goals in another impressive display from the high-flying Welsh side.</p> <p>'We're going to win the league' sang the home fans as Swansea moved provisional top of the Premier League on nine points.</p> <p>West Brom, who turned up in Swansea after two draws, slipped to fourth from bottom.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140830/football-dyer-double-lifts-perfect-swansea-past-west-brom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Swansea AFP Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:44:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6244998 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Stoke rally to beat Swansea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/141019/football-stoke-rally-beat-swansea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Stoke came from behind to beat Swansea 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday as they climbed to 10th in the English Premier League table.</p> <p>Victory left Mark Hughes's men level on points with Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.</p> <p>It was a tale of two penalties as the first half ended all square at 1-1.</p> <p>Referee Michael Oliver first pointed to the spot after Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross grappled Wilfried Bony to the ground as the pair waited for a Swansea corner to come in.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/141019/football-stoke-rally-beat-swansea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football English footballers Football in the Netherlands Swansea AFP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:17:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6289947 at http://www.globalpost.com