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Football: New manager Monk ready for Swansea fight

Newly appointed interim Swansea City manager Garry Monk addressed concerns about his inexperience on Wednesday by pledging to give the club "everything I have". Monk, 34, has been placed in temporary charge of the first team alongside coach Alan Curtis after manager Michael Laudrup was sacked on Tuesday following 19 months in the job. Assistant manager Morten Wieghorst, fitness coach Oscar Garcia and scout Erik Larsen have also left the club, while Monk will have only three days to prepare the team for Saturday's derby against Cardiff City.

City show title form to see off Swansea

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. 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.

Swansea plan bigger stadium as Welsh football boom continues

LONDON (Reuters) - Swansea City have announced plans to increase the capacity of their Liberty Stadium by more than 12,000 seats in another reflection of the boom in Welsh football. The current capacity of the Liberty Stadium, which replaced the Vetch Field as Swansea's home in 2005, is 20,500 with Swansea submitting plans to the city's council for an increased capacity of 33,000.

Football: Swansea to toast League Cup win with bus parade

Swansea City have announced that they will celebrate their emphatic victory in the League Cup final with a bus parade through the city centre on Tuesday. The Welsh side thrashed fourth-tier minnows Bradford City 5-0 in the final at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday to mark the club's centenary year with a first major trophy. "This is a fantastic moment for the Swans and for Swansea as a whole," said Swansea's Lord Mayor, Dennis James.

Football: Swansea City factfile

Factfile on Swansea City, who beat Bradford City 5-0 in the English League Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday: Name: Swansea City Association Football Club Founded: 1912 (as Swansea Town) Stadium: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, south Wales (capacity 20,750) Nickname: The Swans Colours: White shirts, white shorts, white socks Current division: English Premier League Chairman: Huw Jenkins (WAL) Manager: Michael Laudrup (DEN) Assistant manager: Morten Wieghorst (DEN) Captain: Garry Monk (ENG) Major honours

Football: Swansea City factfile

Factfile on Swansea City, who meet Bradford City in the English League Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday: Name: Swansea City Association Football Club Founded: 1912 (as Swansea Town) Stadium: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, south Wales (capacity 20,750) Nickname: The Swans Colours: White shirts, white shorts, white socks Current division: English Premier League Chairman: Huw Jenkins (WAL) Manager: Michael Laudrup (DEN) Assistant manager: Morten Wieghorst (DEN) Captain: Garry Monk (ENG) Major honours None

Soccer-English League Cup final fixture

Feb 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixture from the English League Cup Final match on Friday Final Sunday, February 24 (GMT) Bradford City(IV) v Swansea City (1600)

Soccer-English League Cup final fixture

Feb 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixture from the English League Cup Final match on Tuesday Final Sunday, February 24 (GMT) Bradford City(IV) v Swansea City (1600)
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