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Swansea Reach Semis After Defeating Middlesbrough

12 December 2012
Swansea Reach Semis After Defeating Middlesbrough
Swansea Reach Semis After Defeating Middlesbrough

An own goal took Swansea past Championship side Middlesbrough to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup.

Middlesbrough defender Seb Hines headed a Swansea corner into his own net in the 81st minute after a scrappy encounter at the Liberty Stadium.

It's the first time Swansea have it through to the semi-finals.

"It was a very important victory and now we're in the last four," Swansea manager Michael Laudrup said.

"They are a good side, and we may be playing them next year in the Premier League. In the second half we came out and dominated like we normally do at home."

Fourth-tier Bradford City upset Premier League Arsenal on Tuesday to secure a semi-final spot alongside Aston Villa who beat Norwich City.

Chelsea, who are playing in the World Club Cup in Japan, face Leeds United in the final last-eight clash on Dec. 19