Swansea Cllinch League Cup, City Beat Back Blues

In English football, 

Swansea City were crowned League Cup champions after beating Bradford City 5-0 at Wembley. 

4th division Bradford had beaten Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic en route to the final. 

But goals from Nathan Dyer and Michu gave Swansea a 2-0 half-time lead. 

Dyer doubled his tally early in the 2nd half before Jonathan de Guzman also grabbed a double. 

With the 5 goal win, Swansea also broke the victory margin record set by Manchester United against Wigan Athletic in the 2006 final.



Staying with English football, 

Manchester City tightened their grip on 2nd place in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at home to nearest rivals Chelsea. 

Frank Lampard had a penalty saved by Joe Hart 7 minutes into the 2nd half. 

City's man-of-the-match Yaya Toure (tour-ray) then opened the scoring 3 minutes after hour mark. 

Substitute Carlos Tevez then sealed the points for the league champions with a thunderbolt from the edge of the box. 

With the win, Man City stayed 12 points behind leaders Manchester United with 11 games to play. 

In the day's other game, 

Newcastle beat relegation rivals Southampton 4-2 at St James' Park. 

Moussa Sissoko, Papiss Cisse, Yohan Cabaye and an own goal gave the Magpies all 3 points. 

The victory took Alan Pardew's side 6 points clear of the bottom three.