League Cup final and Premier League as it happened

Live text and Radio 5 live commentary as Swansea hammer Bradford to win the League Cup final at Wembley.

24 February 2013 Last updated at 18:43 GMT

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    Right, that's all from me at the end of a busy day of League Cup and Premier League action. Congratulations to Swansea, deserved winners and now European participants in 2013. Commiserations to Bradford, and thanks for the memories.

    That's not the end of the day's football, mind. My colleague Matt Monaghan is up and running with a European text commentary, which has coverage of David Beckham's potential debut for Paris St-Germain against Marseille, as well as the Milan derby. Get involved.

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    Guy Mowbray, BBC Match of the Day commentator at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    "A sumptuous Swansea performance - Bradford City were blown away. That was a win for Wales and a win for the Premier League over the League Two club."

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    FACT OF THE DAY

    Thirteen years ago - almost to the day - Swansea were beating Chester City 2-1 in Division Three while Bradford were in the Premier League. How times change.

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    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup: "It's a great performance and I'm very proud of my team today. We said we had to move the ball with a good pace and score the first goal and we did that. The first trophy is always special and next year in Europe will be a nice experience."

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    Bradford City goalkeeper Matt Duke, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "I am feeling disappointed but all credit to Swansea. We pressed in the second half but the early goal killed us. It is disappointing but this is a massive plus for the football club, a massive achievement and we have to remember that."

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    Swansea captain Ashley Williams: "This is what we all dreamed about as little boys, winning the final at Wembley. We knew they were a dangerous team and we knew we had to do our job. The boys were really professional and tried to score more goals."

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    Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan: "Swansea ball boy surely gets a winner's medal......."

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    Swansea midfielder Leon Britton: "It's been unbelievable the last 10 years. We nearly dropped out of the Football League and now we're in the Premier League and in Europe. We've done what we've always done and passed the football, Bradford have been brilliant all through the tournament and you feel for their players but European football will be a great adventure for our players and fans."

    Swansea club captain Garry Monk: "It's about the journey we've been on as a club and in the centenary year it puts the icing on the cake. This is for the club, the fans and the city itself. We're on course for a top-10 finish as well and if we can progress and build I'm sure we'll be there for many years to come."

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    Paul, via text: "Michu has been brilliant, but will he be this fantastic next season? That will be a true test of his value and 'best signing' status."

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    Nathan Dyer

    Nathan Dyer was named the official League Cup final man of the match, a deserved reward for a brilliant display. Penalty strop aside, of course.

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    Former Bradford manager Paul Jewell on BBC Radio 5 live: "Sometimes you find a home at certain football clubs and Michu seems to have found that at Swansea. He has taken to Swansea like a duck to water."

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    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Michu has been the bargain of the season, maybe the bargain of the last 10 years. I don't think anyone has had such an impact for such a fee since Eric Cantona went to Manchester United."

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    Swansea goalscorer Michu on BBC Radio 5 live: "It is good. It was a great performance by the team and I think we deserved this. It was good for me too to score a goal. It is difficult to score five goals but we did it and we deserve to win this final. It is a really good season, my first here. We are in a good position in the league and to win this medal is very good."

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    Michael Laudrup, incidentally, now has a hat-trick of wins at Wembley. He was in the Danish team that beat England 1-0 in a European Championship qualifying match in 1983. And in 1992 he played for Barcelona when they beat Sampdoria at Wembley in the European Cup final. Not a bad record at all, that.

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    BBC Yorkshire Sport's Ian Woodcock at Wembley: "Gary Jones leads his Bradford team over to the fans and they're greeted by a wonderful round of applause. They might have been totally outclassed today but the memories they have created on this run have re-invigorated this club. Eight points outside the play-offs they now have to make sure that their faltering promotion push doesn't dwindle away to mid-table obscurity."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    Swansea defender Ben Davies on BBC Radio 5 live: "This is incredible, to be where we are. Everyone at the club is over the moon. I am in dreamland at the moment. Who would have thought this 10 months ago? The fans have been incredible and they made it easy for us today."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    Swansea's Nathan Dyer, who scored twice, on BBC Radio 5 live: "It was an amazing day for the boys and I am so happy to have scored two goals. It is what every boy wishes for. Since we came up from the Championship we have been going from strength to strength and this year tops it all.

    "At the end of the day [Jonathan de Guzman and I] are team-mates, I was angry I didn't get the penalty - a hat-trick would have been a historical moment, but you get on with it."

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    Fillipe Vasquez: "Congrats to Swansea! After a Sheikh's plaything beat an Oligarch's plaything earlier it's great to see a real club succeed."

    Hishaam Habib: "As I predicted no-one cares about the 5-0 loss last week. I'd rather have these scorelines than have them reversed."

    Mr Football: "You can talk up Bradford and their fans all you like but this League Cup final was a one-sided non-event."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    Bradford manager Phil Parkinson on what happens next for his club: "We will dust ourselves down. We have enjoyed the whole experience and we will go back up to Bradford and enjoy the last 15 league games. We have a chance of promotion so we will make a go of it."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson on BBC Radio 5 live: "I am disappointed obviously. We were not able to make a game of it but Swansea are an outstanding team. Conceding goals when we did did not help and we had our goalkeeper sent off. I felt the referee could have given him a yellow card. At 3-0 down I felt he could have used his common sense, but then they scored the fourth and that was it.

    "Everyone watching the game would have felt that was harsh - there was no need to send him off. Were we going to come back and win 5-4? No. We found it tough but a lot of Premier League teams find it tough against Swansea."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea
    Bradford fans

    At 5-0 down in a cup final a manager might normally expect a bit of grief to come his way from the fans. No chance of that for Bradford boss Phil Parkinson, whose side were cheered noisily right until the final whistle.

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    Swansea club captain Garry Monk on BBC Radio 5 live: "It has not sunk in, this is what it is all about. I am buzzing for all the boys but this is for the fans. After 10 years of hard work and the long journey we have been on, this is the pinnacle. We have deserved to put a major trophy in the cabinet."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    Swansea's Angel Rangel on BBC Radio 5 live: "It's a great achievement today for the club and you can hear the fans. I feel Welsh, I have a Welsh wife, so of course now I feel Welsh. It means a lot to be in Europe. To be there is a fantastic achievement. This was a unique opportunity and we deserved it I think."

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    Alex, via text: "As good as the Bradford fans have been, I'm sure they would have liked to have seen their team at least have a bit of a go. Bottled it I'm afraid. Excellent Swansea though."

    Sarah, via text: "If this were a Premier League team losing 4-0 and down to 10 men in the League Cup final all their fans would have left by now. Bradford still fans still there, still singing, still supporting their team. Good on them."

    Mike, via text: "Despite their previous heroics, it would have been embarrassing for English football if Bradford had won the cup. Arsenal we're looking at you."

  25. 1805: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT- League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea
    Swansea lift League Cup

    What a moment for the Swans. Club captain Garry Monk and first-team skipper Ashley Williams share the honours, lifting the trophy together. That's an image that will go down in club folklore.

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    The Swansea players are up the Wembley steps and on the famous balcony, waiting to lift the trophy.

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    James Collins: "Michael Laudrup the new Jose Mourinho, he has the charisma, tactics and good coaching style."

    Alistair Lowe: "Anyone still mentioning Mr Laudrup's seven changes at Anfield last week? Err I think not. Congratulations Swansea, super football!

    Shaun Farrelly: "Congratulations to Swansea, caps off a remarkable 10 years. Commiserations to Bradford but you can be proud for getting this far."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea
    Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge

    Delight for Swansea, heartbreak for Bradford.

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    Swansea are poised to go up and lift the trophy. What a moment for the Welsh club.

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    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    "Huge acclaim from Bradford City's fans as they go up for their medals - but what an outstanding, professional job Swansea City did on them today. They showed Bradford City complete respect while exerting huge authority on their League Two opponents from the first whistle. Thoroughly deserved Capital One Cup winners."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup on BBC Radio 5 live: "As a player I had the luck to play in the biggest teams in different countries. Swansea is not the biggest team in the Premier League but we are here winning a trophy and that is fantastic. To win a trophy with a smaller club is outstanding."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    Swansea winger Nathan Dyer on his penalty confrontation with Jonathan de Guzman: "Swansea have come so far as a club and a city, for us to win is massive. The players have worked so hard. I wanted the hat-trick at a historic moment like this and I thought I should have got the ball, but it wasn't to be."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    We've got loads of reaction coming in, so let's hear what the players and managers have to say.

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    Great scenes of celebration on the Wembley pitch, with Nathan Dyer finally cracking out a full-on smile. Good lad.

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    BBC Yorkshire Sport's Ian Woodcock at Wembley: "I've heard goals celebrated with less vigour than the Bradford fans cheered Gary Jones's tame 25-yarder. It probably didn't even warm Tremmel's hands but at least it put a one into Bradford's shots-on-target count."

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    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    "Credit to Michael Laudrup because even at 4-0 they were still working very hard. A professional performance from Swansea, they were outstanding."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

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    OptaJoe: "5 - Swansea City are the first ever team to score five goals in a League Cup final. Romp."

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    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT - SWANSEA WIN LEAGUE CUP- League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea
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    FULL-TIME- League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea
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    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea

    "I think it might be an own goal. It has come off the defender's chest or knee I think. Will it go down as an own goal or Jonathan de Guzman's?"

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

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    GOAL- League Cup final: Bradford 0-5 Swansea - De Guzman (90 mins)

    Maybe Jonathan De Guzman has his own eyes on a hat-trick. It's probably too late for that, but the midfielder sweeps in a cross from Angel Rangel from eight yards.

  42. 1748: 
    INJURY TIME- League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    Three minutes of injury-time at Wembley. Sent-off keeper Matt Duke is ready to go - he's already changed into his suit.

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    Bradford are enjoying their best - probably only - spell of pressure of the game. Swansea look pretty solid though.

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    Gary Jones shoots from distance and it trickles into Gerhard Tremmel's hands. It was never threatening, but it receives a huge ovation from the Bradford fans.

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    Bradford have a shot!

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    The Bantams have barely been near the Swansea goal throughout the game, but they finally force a corner. It's swung in dangerously enough but there's no repeat of their set-piece goals against Aston Villa in the semi-finals.

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    Bradford have a corner!

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams at Wembley: "Swansea supporters' adoption of the rugby song Hymns and Arias has always been a strange one, but it makes a terrific sound at a stadium. No-one is expecting Bradford's faithful to burst into a chorus of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot., but they are making a wonderful noise."

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    SUBSTITUTION- League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    Ben Davies off, Dwight Tiendalli on for Swansea. Straight swap.

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    Joe, via text: "Today is the day when [Sunderland striker] Danny Graham regrets leaving Swansea. In an era dominated by big clubs spending big money to win trophies, he's lost potentially his only chance at getting a winner's medal. He could easily have left at the end of the season and been at Wembley today."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    BBC Yorkshire Sport's Ian Woodcock at Wembley: "I've got a feeling this Bradford flag waving may go on until the final whistle you know. Phil Parkinson knows his side are beaten but the passion the fans have shown throughout the run to this final and today shows the potential of this club."

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    Jason Roberts, BBC Sport summariser at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    "Swansea have been absolutely outstanding. Everything you need to do to win a football match they have done today."

  53. 1739: 
    TEN TO GO

    Ten minutes remaining. Swansea can enjoy this - it's not often you can coast through the final stages of a major cup final.

  54. 1738: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    Pablo Hernandez dances his way into the Bradford box but his cross is cleared for a corner, which comes to nothing. Swansea look like they fancy at least one more goal, while I'd imagine Bradford will be happy to hear the final whistle.

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    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Swansea are showing Bradford the utmost respect, they are not taking the mickey, they are still trying to get another goal and fair play to both sides. They have both worked hard but at the end of the day Bradford have been outclassed."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

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    SUBSTITUTION

    Michael Laudrup's a brave man. Nathan Dyer's number is up and, as the winger trudges off to be replaced by Roland Lamah, he carries on the discussion about the penalty with his manager. I think there was a hint of a smile in there if you looked hard enough, though.

    Nathan Dyer
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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall in the Swansea dressing room after the match when Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman discuss that penalty incident. Dyer has scored twice and his team are well on their way to a first major trophy, but he doesn't exactly look thrilled with life.

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    Austin Bobmanuel: "Bradford City fans, take a bow please."

    Stevie Boy: "Love the Bradford fans! Cheering on Bradford like its them that are 4-0 up!"

    Aled Thomas: "Fair play to the Bradford fans. They've been amazing despite the battering."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    BBC Yorkshire Sport's Ian Woodcock at Wembley: "Great sight as the whole ground stands en masse to wave their cup final flags. Bradford fans are determined to enjoy what is left of the day while for Swansea you expect the celebrations are going to go on for quite some time."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams at Wembley: "What a day for Leon Britton and Garry Monk. Both have been at Swansea since their days in the fourth tier, and now that Monk is off the bench both can celebrate the club's crowning glory. Bradford fans superb."

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    Former Norway international Jan Age Fjortoft: "League Cup final for Michael Laudrup today. First a trophy. Then Real Madrid- manager this summer for the Great Dane?"

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    Impressive support from the Bradford end - they're getting right behind their team. The fans are on their feet with their flags waving. Nice.

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams at Wembley: "For all the deserved plaudits Michu receives, it's Hernandez who has been the one pulling the strings for Swansea City. Another superb signing by Laudrup."

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    Ian J Barritt: "Red card on Matt Duke a little harsh? When Joe Hart didn't even get yellow earlier?"

    That's a good point Ian, though I think that says more about the Hart decision than the Duke one.

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    Bayley, via text: "You have to give credit to the Bradford fans for not going silent, they're proud they've made it this far in the cup, and rightly so!"

    Nick, via text: "Want Swansea to win as they can handle Europe, though Bradford don't forget the financial gain from this cup run! You've done the lower tier of English football proud!"

    David, via text: "So much for it being a great occasion. Total, total mismatch. Embarrassing."

  66. 1726: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    Just an aside on Nathan Dyer's quest for his hat-trick, denied him by Jonathan de Guzman when it came to taking the penalty. No-one has ever scored three times in a League Cup final, but there's still time for the winger to change that.

    Nathan Dyer
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    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    "Referee Kevin Friend is getting a little flak for sending off Bradford keeper Matt Duke with the score at 3-0. What was he supposed to do? You cannot adjust the rules according to the scoreline."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    BBC Yorkshire Sport's Ian Woodcock at Wembley: "Bradford have a league match at home to Dagenham & Redbridge on Wednesday. You'd imagine Phil Parkinson will make a lot of changes from this match. His players were getting through a huge amount of work before being reduced to 10 men."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams at Wembley: "Swansea party has begun. Swans fans partying like it's their 100th birthday. It is, and what a present they're getting."

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    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    "Nice gesture by Ashley Williams, he ran to Garry Monk to give him the captain's armband but he declined it. Monk is the club captain but Williams is the captain today."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

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    Jason Roberts, BBC Sport summariser at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    "It was good to see the Jonathan De Guzman and Nathan Dyer have a conversation afterwards and Dyer congratulate him on his goal. Probably should let Nathan Dyer take the next penalty though!"

    De Guzman
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    Jason Roberts, BBC Sport summariser at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    "I have been here myself with Wigan when we lost 4-0 to Manchester United. It is not a nice place to be but the Bradford players needs to maintain their heads."

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    SUBSTITUTION- League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    Swansea club captain Garry Monk replaces Ki Sung-Yueng, and the Swans stalwart gets a rousing reception from his side's fans. Monk has been with the club since their days in the fourth tier, so quite a moment for him.

  74. 1720: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    In the midst of all that penalty drama, Jon McLaughlin replaced the red-carded Matt Duke in goal, with Nahki Wells making way.

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    BBC Yorkshire Sport's Ian Woodcock at Wembley: "Matt Duke walked off to a standing ovation from the Bradford fans. This has turned into a case of damage limitations but with 10 men and without the running of Nahki Wells they are going to find it very hard to control their Premier League opponents."

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    Ed Hewings: "Early shout for Michael Laudrup as Manager of the Year, and Michu as Player of the Year?"

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    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    "The referee has got to do what the law says, it is a red card. You can't let him off because it is a cup final. You can boo him as much as you want but it is the law."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

    Matt Duke
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    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea

    "Nathan Dyer wasn't happy that he did not get to take the penalty but nice to see now he has come over to congratulate Jonathan De Guzman."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

    Nathan Dyer
  79. 1716: 
    GOAL- League Cup final: Bradford 0-4 Swansea - Jonathan De Guzman (59 mins)

    Given that confrontation, it's a good thing Jonathan de Guzman scores, making no mistake from the spot. Safe to say Nathan Dyer's celebration is muted, at best.

  80. 1716: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-3 Swansea

    Matt Duke is shown a red card for fouling Jonathan de Guzman and Swansea have the chance to make it four. But who will take the penalty? Dyer wants to take it - he's on a hat-trick - but De Guzman is having none of it. Dyer is fuming.

  81. 1714: 
    RED CARD - MATT DUKE (56 mins)
  82. 1713: 
    PENALTY TO SWANSEA- League Cup final: Bradford 0-3 Swansea
  83. 1712:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-3 Swansea

    "Swansea have been stylish and ruthless. Goals just before and just after half-time have turned this final into a stroll."

    Dyer
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    Former England international Gary Lineker: "This is a blindingly obvious statement, but what a sensational signing Michu has been."

    Fair point Gary - he's been top-class today. A top, top player, as Harry Redknapp would almost certainly say.

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    Benjamin Downey: "What a goal. Swansea play some beautiful football at times."

    Unofficial Archiver: "To be fair to Bradford, most Premier League teams will struggle with Swansea in this mood."

    Ifcstuff: "Even the world's smoothest man Michael Laudrup lost his cool for a moment when that flew in."

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    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Nathan Dyer has been tremendous today. He got the ball at the back post, cut back onto his left foot and bent it past Matt Duke. Game over now. You have to take your hat off to Swansea, all the build-up was about Bradford but Swansea have been brilliant."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

  87. 1705: 
    GOAL- League Cup final: Bradford 0-3 Swansea - Nathan Dyer (47 mins)

    When is too early to start heading home for Bradford fans? That surely seals it for Swansea, and it's another beautiful goal. Nathan Dyer cuts in from the right, feeds the ball in to Michu, who steps over it, allowing the ball to run to Wayne Routledge. Routledge plays a perfectly weighted return pass to Dyer, who cuts inside and finishes superbly from just inside the area.

  88. 1705:  
    Jason Roberts, BBC Sport summariser at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    "Hopefully Bradford will come flying out of the blocks. Something needs to change and they need to start right now. You wouldn't bet against Bradford coming back, they have had a fantastic League Cup run so far. They have beaten some teams along the way and they will certainly believe in themselves."

  89. 1703: 
    KICK-OFF - SECOND HALF- League Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea
  90. 1702: 
    BRADFORD SUBSTITUTION- League Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    Left-back Curtis Good is replaced by centre-back Andrew Davies, with Carl McHugh moving to the left.

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    Alan Ferguson: "Probably not too many Swansea fans bothered about the Liverpool result last week now."

    Anthony Mogire: "This is what happens when giantkillers don't meet a giant in the final - they are not sure who to kill."

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    Rio Ferdinand, Man Utd defender

    "Michu + Dyer....game is done! Not a bad shout from me predicting a Swans win!!"

  93. 1700: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    BBC Sport journalist and Bradford fan Peter Scrivener at Wembley: "This is looking like a step too far for the Bantams now. The chat on the terraces is that Phil Parkinson needs to bring on one of his three tricky wingers and really have a go."

  94. 1657:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    Former Bradford manager Paul Jewell: "Bradford have to really have a go. They have to get in their face, have a go for the first 15 minutes of the second half and try to ask a few questions of Swansea. They have almost got the shackles off now - the original gameplan is out of the window so now is the time to say let us have a right go. They need to get amongst Jonathan de Guzman, get amongst Leon Britton and start playing higher up the pitch."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

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    OptaJoe: "0 - Bradford didn't have a single shot, win a corner or even concede a single foul in the first half v Swansea. Overawed."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea
    Swansea

    Plenty of cause for celebration for Swansea so far, with Nathan Dyer's goal setting them on their way.

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    Infostrada Sports: "Swansea lead 2-0 vs Bradford. Last League Cup final result with at least two-goal margin was Man Utd vs Wigan 4-0 in 2006."

  98. 1655:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    Former Bradford manager Paul Jewell: "The Wembley pitch is a big old pitch and the Swansea formation does really pull you apart. Swansea have pressed Bradford and made Bradford hurry. Bradford are sitting deep and they have not been able to deal with Swansea's movement because when the wide players go short, the full backs bomb on and I feel so sorry for Bradford because they are a playing a team who are a class apart from them."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    BBC Yorkshire Sport's Ian Woodcock at Wembley: "They might be trailing 2-0 but the Bradford fans gave their boys a warm reception at the interval. It hasn't happened for them at all so far but shooting towards their own fans in the second half they'll be hopeful of at least putting Swans keeper Gerhard Tremmel under some pressure."

  100. 1652:  
    Guy Mowbray, BBC Match of the Day commentator at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    "Swansea have been red hot, while Bradford have frozen a little bit. Swansea have brought their A game to Wembley."

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    League Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams at Wembley: "Swansea's fans believe the club's 100-year wait for a major trophy could be nearly over. Hymns and Arias in the closing stages of the half followed by 'Swans will tear you apart'.

  102. 1647:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at WembleyHALF-TIME- League Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    "Swansea are strolling to victory on the evidence of this first 45 minutes. Bradford manager Phil Parkinson would have been hoping to get to the interval only one behind - now it looks an impossible for a job after Michu's superb finish."

    Bradford
  103. 1646: 
    INJURY TIME- League Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    We're into one minute of injury-time. It probably can't come soon enough for Bradford boss Phil Parkinson.

  104.  
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    Mike, via text: "Blow for Bradford, their determination is not enough to match the quality of Swansea and Michu."

    Ellis, via text: "Not many in the Europa League have a better finisher than Michu. I think they'll fit in nicely."

  105. 1645:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    Former Bradford manager Paul Jewell: "It was a great finish from Michu. Bradford just need to get to half-time without conceding another goal and then Phil Parkinson will tell them to have a real go in the second half because at the moment Bradford have not laid a glove on them."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

  106. 1644: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    BBC Yorkshire Sport's Ian Woodcock at Wembley: "That goal has seen lots of Bradford fans go to pick up some half-time refreshments. It's important that their side don't concede again before the break or it really will be game over."

  107. 1643:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea

    "You can track that goal back to Ashley Williams's long ball to Nathan Dyer. Bradford had to make a challenge, the ball travelled so far. There was no challenge on Dyer and what a finish by Michu. It has been a fantastic disciplined display from Swansea and the difference in class between the divisions is showing."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

  108. 1640: 
    GOAL- League Cup final: Bradford 0-2 Swansea - Michu (40 mins)

    Pure class from Michu, who has been excellent so far. The Spaniard collects the ball on the edge of the box and doesn't seem to have much of a sight of goal, but he sends a left-footed shot through Carl McHugh's legs and into the bottom-right corner. Brilliant.

  109.  
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    Toby, via text: "Come on Bradford, I just love the idea of having a League Two team competing in the Europa League!"

    Dan, via text: "Swansea look good value for the Europa League to me."

  110. 1640:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    "The high ball to James Hanson is not really working for Bradford and even when he does get hold of the ball there is not too much support. The best hope for Bradford is from set-pieces and getting the ball into the box."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

  111. 1638: 
    YELLOW CARD- League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    Ki Sung-Yueng goes into the book for a hefty challenge on Nahki Wells, but Bradford can't make the most of the free-kick. They've been deadly from set-pieces in previous rounds and they could do with something similar again today.

  112. 1638: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    Just under 10 minutes left of the first half. For all Swansea's possession, their only real clear chance was the goal, so it's not like the Premier League side have created opportunities at will.

  113. 1637: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    BBC Sport's Bradford fan Peter Scrivener at Wembley: "General consensus is Bradford aren't pushing Swansea enough and, unless that changes, there's only one place the cup is heading."

    Don't give up just yet Scriv...

  114. 1635:  
    Jason Roberts, BBC Sport summariser at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    "This is stirring memories of little bits and bobs of when I played in the League Cup final for Wigan against Manchester United. I have tried to forget it, by now we were 2-0 down so it is something I have not committed to memory. Our disappointment then was that we did not play the best we could and that is the situation with Bradford at the moment."

  115. 1634: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    In the build-up to the game, Bradford's players were also well aware of the possibility they could be playing in Europe next season, but they certainly weren't getting carried away. Asked what they thought about playing in the Europa League should they win, both goalkeeper Matt Duke and striker Alan Connell told BBC Sport their only thoughts of Europe were their summer holidays.

  116. 1633: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    Today's winners, don't forget, will play in the Europa League next season. Swansea have featured in European competitions seven times before, qualifying by winning the Welsh Cup. Their last appearance in the old Uefa Cup Winners' Cup was in 1993, when they lost 10-1 on aggregate to Monaco in the first round. Not exactly happy memories, I suspect.

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    Don, via text: "Re: Paul 1621 Win or lose, Bradford have absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about."

    Paul, via text: "Bradford success has come from set-pieces all through their run. Swansea have something Arsenal, Wigan and Villa don't... namely the ability to defend them competently. This is over now."

  118. 1631: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    It's worth remembering that, despite Swansea's strong start, Bradford aren't here by fluke. They've beaten three Premier League teams to reach this final - including Aston Villa over two legs - so they know they can match teams from the top flight. Doing it at Wembley, rather than Valley Parade, might prove a different challenge though.

  119. 1630:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Bradford manager Paul Jewell: "I slightly disagree that they should go and press just now. The longer they can keep it at 1-0, the better. The last thing they want to do is concede another before half-time as then it gets a bit difficult."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

  120. 1629: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    I haven't seen a possession statistic yet, but I don't think it would make happy reading for the Bantams.

  121. 1628:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    "I feel a bit of sympathy for Bradford. If they attack Swansea they will get caught out but there has to be a point where they go and put pressure on somebody. It is far too easy for Swansea."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

  122. 1627: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    This is all looking fairly comfortable for Swansea at the moment. They're renowned for their pleasing passing style and they're stroking the ball around at will - they've got time and space to pick their passes. Looks like they're enjoying themselves.

  123. 1625: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea
    Nathan Dyer

    Nathan Dyer won't score too many simpler goals in his career, but it was a deserved reward for a lively opening from the winger.

  124.  

    Tottenham's Kyle Walker: "A lot of people saying Swansea have won it already! It's not over til the fat lady sings."

  125. 1624: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea
    Swansea fans

    Swansea have made the ideal start - it's easy to forget amid all the talk of Bradford what a significant day this is for the Welsh club and their fans. They're certainly enjoying it so far.

  126.  
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    Qsound22: "Bradford need to get their boys down the wings and force some corners. Their only chance will be from set pieces."

    Another Character: "C'mon Bradford, pick yourselves up! Do it for all the League 2 supporters!"

    David Stone: "Bradford should stop trying to pass-play Swansea on that pitch, need to stick to what worked against the other Prem teams!"

  127. 1622:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    "Bradford City's supporters temporarily silenced as Nathan Dyer gives Swansea City the lead. What a test now for the League Two side - but they have come through them before in this competition. Swansea, however, currently look a cut above."

  128.  

    Paul, via text: "Could be embarrassing for Bradford from now, should have been what happened against Arsenal or Villa."

  129. 1621: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    BBC Yorkshire Sport's Ian Woodcock at Wembley: "Bradford fans are undimmed by that goal. That was a real sucker punch for them. They had looked to set up a nice attack of their own and right-back Stephen Darby ended up out of position trying to keep the attack alive."

  130. 1620:  
    Jason Roberts, BBC Sport summariser at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    "Funnily enough when Bradford attack that is when Swansea are very dangerous. When they break they break with such pace and intensity and Bradford have to get back just as quickly as Swansea get forward."

  131. 1620: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    How will Bradford respond? This certainly isn't the first time they've been behind during this cup run - they've been minutes from going out on several occasions, so they certainly have the spirit. But do they have the skill?

  132. 1618:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea

    "I was saying before that when Bradford do attack they are best making sure they end with the ball going out of play, so they can be set to get numbers back and not get hit on the counter. Matt Duke should have got a stronger hand to that, he could have pushed it further wide, but in the end they were caught on the counter because they were not set in their defensive role. The last thing a neutral wanted was a Swansea goal."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

  133. 1616: 
    GOAL- League Cup final: Bradford 0-1 Swansea - Nathan Dyer (16 mins)

    Bradford had been pressing, but Swansea showed their class there to counter at high speed. The ball finds its way to Michu on the left edge of the area. The Spaniard's low drive is well saved by the sprawling Matt Duke, but the ball falls to Nathan Dyer to tap in from six yards out. Devastatingly simple.

  134. 1615: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea

    First effort at goal for Swansea, but Ben Davies's header from around the penalty spot is never really troubling Bradford keeper Matt Duke and drifts wide.

  135. 1613: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea

    Twelve minutes in and we're yet to see a chance of any real note. I think you'd call it cagey so far.

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    George Thomas: "Have been ill all week and had to sell my ticket yesterday! Absolutely gutted."

  137. 1612:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea

    "A measure of calm has descended on Wembley after the fanfare of the start. Assured opening in possession by Swansea but no anxious moments for Bradford."

  138. 1611:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea

    "It is important the Bradford players stick to their game plan. If one person comes out of formation they could get hurt. They have to be really strong, regimented and not go chasing."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

  139. 1611: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea

    BBC Yorkshire Sport's Ian Woodcock at Wembley: "Earlier in the week Bradford players spoke about how important it would be for them to maintain shape and discipline without the ball. They've done fine so far but Phil Parkinson will be keen to see his side look after the ball a little better when they do get hold of it."

  140. 1610:  
    Jason Roberts, BBC Sport summariser at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea

    "Swansea are passing and moving and Bradford can't get out of their half but I don't think Bradford will be too upset about that. They will understand that Swansea will have a lot of possession and they will take this after 15 minutes."

  141. 1610: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea

    I'd say Swansea will be fairly happy with how things have gone so far. They're starting to get a foothold in the game and are managing to force Swansea onto the back foot, momentarily at least.

  142. 1608: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea

    Incidentally, former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba, who suffered an on-pitch cardiac arrest in March 2012, will present the trophy to the winning team: "It's been such an exciting tournament this year and it will be a great honour to be presenting the trophy to the winners."

  143. 1608:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea

    "When Bradford attack and the ball goes out for a throw or corner, they want to be set so they can get numbers back quickly. I think the danger is when they lose possession and Swansea hit them on the counter. I think we might be in for one of the most one sided cup finals, in terms of possession."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

  144. 1607: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea
    Wembley

    Great scenes in the stands at Wembley. Much quieter start on the pitch though.

  145. 1605: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea

    Bradford finally get hold of the ball and keep possession for a spell. That will settle the nerves, even though their play didn't lead to anything.

  146.  

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty: "Not sure "Doom And Gloom" by the Stones was right music as Bradford & Swansea walked out. Great noise/magnificent atmosphere inside Wembley."

  147.  

    Yorkshire County Cricket Club bowler Moin Ashraf: "Here we go!! C'mon Bradford!! Watch out for Nahki Wells."

  148. 1602: 
    League Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea are straight onto the front foot and Bradford have hardly touched the ball in the first 90 seconds or so.

  149. 1601: 
    KICK-OFF- League Cup final: Bradford 0-0 Swansea

    Game on.

  150. 1600: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams at Wembley: "Black and white and amber and maroon flags fly as a crackle of fireworks and blazing torches welcome the players as they emerge onto the pitch. Swans fans unleash Hymns and Arias for the first time."

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    Alex Bonynge: "People saying Swansea have too much quality, Bradford have already beaten, Wigan, Arsenal, Aston Villa remember."

    Tom Burrows: "4pm PJs on. Capital One Cup final. What an occasion. Swans by 3."

    Thomas Reeves: "All set for the biggest upset ever? Good luck Bradford, do yourselves proud."

  152. 1559: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    BBC Yorkshire Sport's Ian Woodcock at Wembley: "I believe they refer to that as 'a wall of noise'. Moments away from kick off here at Wembley. Bradford have waited 102 years for a major Cup final appearance and now, in the most unlikely set of circumstances, it is here."

  153. 1559: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    The formalities are done and we're almost set to start. Bradford are wearing their traditional claret and amber kit, while Swansea are all in white.

  154. 1556: 
    FULL-TIME- Wolves 1-2 Cardiff
  155. 1556: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    BBC Sport journalist and Bradford fan Peter Scrivener at Wembley: "I'm a bag of nerves. I know the supporters are supposed to enjoy the day but I'd quite like to win!"

  156. 1555: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    The teams are on their way out at Wembley. This fixture has a great feel to it and the national stadium is buzzing.

  157. 1554:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    "Wembley's PA announcer tells the stadium to prepare for "A Tale Of Two Cities" - Bradford City have been writing all the remarkable stories in the Capital One Cup."

  158. 1553:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    "I think Phil Parkinson might go with six at the back and limit the space between lines. Their best chance is sitting on it, making things difficult for Swansea and try to take it to penalties. Swansea are firm favourites and if both teams play to their potential Swansea will win."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

  159. 1552: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams at Wembley: "Bottom tier of Wembley full now, Swansea fans later arriving than Bradford but now the vocal battle is taking off as two huge banners of the clubs' badges are hoisted on inflatables."

  160. 1551: 
    WHAT THE MANAGER SAYS- League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson tells BBC Radio 5 live: "This is tremendous. We have been out to sample the atmosphere and the lads are looking forward to it. We all love football and to be at the home of football is fantastic.

    "It is remarkable we got here. There is a big prize at the end of this but I am not thinking about that, now. We just need to stay calm and focus on the job."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

  161. 1551:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveLeague Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Former Bradford manager Paul Jewell: "This is absolutely wonderful; The atmosphere is unique, it is so friendly and the banners all around are so wonderful. Bradford are back to business with a home game against Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday I believe and that puts this game into perspective. The huge achievement from their players should not be underestimated."

    Listen to commentary on the League Cup final between Swansea and Bradford on BBC Radio 5 live

  162. 1548: 
    WHAT THE MANAGER SAYS- League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Bradford manager Phil Parkinson: "It will be a great day for us. It will be a tough one but we will give it our best shot. If we produce our best performance I will be very proud. What we have done in the past is that we have played with a good mixture in our game by playing good football and playing quickly into our strikers. We have to be physical across the pitch but with an element of control. The lads came through a great atmosphere at Villa Park and the lads will get through it today."

  163. 1547: 
    WHAT THE MANAGER SAYS- League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup: "It would be a huge thing to win, it is very difficult to describe. It is an historic final for a lot of reasons for both teams so I am looking forward to it. The thinking is that we will have a lot of possession so I have opted for Ki at the back. In the FA Cup game against Crawley Ki played there and did very well, so I am confident of the same today."

  164. 1545: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Swansea first-team coach Alan Curtis speaking on BBC Radio Wales: "People say we have everything to lose but we are not thinking about that. If we go out and do what we're capable of, if we pass the ball the way we can do then it would be a long afternoon for Bradford. But we know they're going to be tough."

  165. 1544: 
    SWANSEA TEAM NEWS- League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    It seems Swansea boss Michael Laudrup was not happy about any of the reserve defenders that featured in the mauling by Liverpool last weekend. In a move reminiscent of Barcelona, the club the Dane represented so finely as a player, he appears to have dropped midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung to centre-back alongside Ashley Williams to replace the injured Chico.

    Michu will be flanked by Pablo Hernandez and Nathan Dyer up front, Wayne Routledge slots back alongside Leon Britton and Jonathan de Guzman in midfield, while goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel retains the starting spot he has occupied throughout the Capital One Cup campaign.

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    The Vodka Yeti: "Football's the winner today. A League Cup Final for all to enjoy, good luck to both teams and their fans, from a Spurs fan."

    Sanj: "As much as I'm a Cup Romantic, I don't want Bradford to win...wouldn't want a Europa League spot wasted on a League 2 club."

  167. 1544: 
    BRADFORD TEAM NEWS- League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Some surprises in the Bradford side. Curtis Good, Carl McHugh and Rory McArdle (who has only just recovered from an ankle injury) all come back into the defence to mean that Bradford's back four will be the same as the one that played in both legs against Aston Villa. Michael Nelson, Andrew Davies and Ryan Dickson all drop out. Up front Nahki Wells and James Hanson return to head the attack. They were both rested for last week's defeat at AFC Wimbledon.

  168.  

    BBC Radio 5 live's Juliette Ferrington: "Grabbed a quick word with Bradford manager Phil Parkinson. He said the players are like kids in a sweet shop."

  169.  

    BBC Radio 5 live's Juliette Ferrington: "Pitchside: Michael Laudrup."

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup
  170. 1542: 
    Man City 2-0 Chelsea

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan at Etihad Stadium: "Manchester City profit from a more attacking approach, with the nightmare 3-1 defeat at Southampton now banished to the past. Chelsea's afternoon was summed up by Frank Lampard's penalty miss, but they showed little intent until it was too late. Presumably, third place in the Premier League is good enough for them this season."

  171. 1538: 
    Man City 2-0 Chelsea

    Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini: "I think Joe is the best keeper in England and one of the best in Europe but a goalkeeper like him can do better, with the long ball [which led to the penalty]. He could be perfect - it's important to have concentration always.

    "We can't think that it's finished with 11 games to go. It's not my mentality or my players' mentality and we need to play like today. Both goals were fantastic."

  172. 1537: 
    Man City 2-0 Chelsea

    Manchester City keeper Joe Hart: "It was sometimes tough but two bits of quality won us the game. We know we have that so as long as we defend well we'll be alright.

    "Frank Lampard is a great penalty taker and a bit of a hero of mine. We've spoken a lot about penalties but he's strong-minded, he's not going to be put off by an idiot like me! It was a case of trying to to go the right way and get a strong hand on it."

    Joe Hart
  173. 1536: 
    GOAL- Wolves 1-2 Cardiff - Bakary Sako (70 mins)

    Spoke too soon about this game being over as Wolves pull one back, Bakary Sako's deflected free kick halving the deficit. Tense final few minutes ahead.

  174. 1534: 
    GOAL- Wolves 0-2 Cardiff - Fraizer Campbell (67 mins)

    Looks like game over at Molineux as Cardiff double their advantage and it is that man Fraizer Campbell once again, heading from close range. That is his fifth goal since signing from Sunderland in January. Just the player Cardiff need to get them over the promotion line.

  175.  

    BBC Sport's Mark Chapman: "Now in her 70s my lovely Aunty Ann goes to Wembley to watch her beloved Bradford City in a Cup Final today. Sport can be so special."

  176.  
    Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson

    BBC Radio 5 live's Juliette Ferrington: "Phil Parkinson soaking up the atmosphere pitchside."

  177. 1533: 
    SEMI-FINALS RECAP

    Bradford might have been underdogs against Aston Villa, but so poor was the Premier League team's form that the Bantams' victory wasn't quite as unexpected as their earlier successes. Nahki Wells, Rory McArdle and Carl McHugh earned the League Two side a 3-1 first-leg win and, despite a scare in the second leg, James Hanson's strike proved decisive as they lost the game 2-1 but won 4-3 on aggregate.

    Having not won at Chelsea in 87 years, you could understand Swansea being a little pessimistic for their first-leg trip to Stamford Bridge. But the Swans made a mockery of that statistic, Michu's strike and a last-minute goal from Danny Graham putting them in control. Their place in the final was never under any great threat in the second leg, as they defended solidly to hold the Blues to a 0-0 draw and reach a first major cup final.

  178. 1531: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    If you've been following the text commentary since this morning (and if not, why not?), you'll have seen we've been taking a look back at how Bradford and Swansea got to the final. We've got as far as the quarter-finals, but what happened in the semi-finals?

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    Joseph Stumer: "For people saying Chelsea are a mid table team without Juan Mata is a load of rubbish. With world class striker Chelsea will be class."

    Nasek: "Come on Chelsea fans you can complain about Rafael Benitez, but what did you seriously expect from this fixture going to the Etihad?

    Will Taylor: "It's depressing to see such quality players perform so badly for Chelsea."

  180. 1528:  
    Phil Brown, BBC 5 live pundit at Etihad StadiumMan City 2-0 Chelsea

    "From start to finish Manchester City dominated. The stats all pointed to a Manchester City win. I take my hat off to Roberto Mancini, he got it spot on. However, the turning point was Joe Hart's save. If he didn't make that they could have been in trouble and that could have had a big say in the title race. In the end two world-class goals got City the win today."

  181. 1527: 

    A fine win for Manchester City that, a result that moves them back to within 12 points of Manchester United. It's obviously still a massive ask with 11 games to go, but that result will give them plenty of encouragement.

  182.  

    Nav, via text: "What has Demba Ba done today? Nothing again. It's not just Torres, the team cannot create anything."

    Dan, via text: "I have plenty of time for Ramires, but he has been absolutely awful for us today. At one point I thought he might get himself sent off, which would arguably have been beneficial to us."

    Isaac, via text: "In a game blessed with technical quality, Ramires has stood out like a sore thumb. Seriously limited."

  183. 1524: 
    FULL-TIME- Newcastle 4-2 Southampton
  184. 1524: 
    FULL-TIME- Man City 2-0 Chelsea
  185.  

    OptaJoe: "Carlos Tevez has seven goals in nine Premier League appearances vs Chelsea, more than he has against any other side."

  186. 1520: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 2-0 Chelsea

    Roberto Mancini is making sure Chelsea don't get a sniff now - defender Joleon Lescott replaces midfielder David Silva as the clock ticks down.

  187.  
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    Dave Walker: "Chelsea look a poor team - take Mata out and they are only mid-table standard."

    Phil Arundell: "Easily the worst Chelsea performance of the season. Benitez is like a vampire sucking the lifeblood out of the team. Shocking."

    Chris Harvey: "Chelsea should start fearing an Arsenal surge for that fourth spot. There's only two points in it."

  188. 1519: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 2-0 Chelsea

    Samir Nasri replaces Sergio Aguero, as the fourth official indicates there will be four minutes of added time at the Etihad.

  189.  

    Mark, a Chelsea fan, via text: "Ivanovic six-week fine for turning his back on that. Disgusting from a centre-back. We will be lucky to get sixth this season after this."

    Will, via text: "Why isn't John Terry playing?! The stats don't lie, Chelsea are far more assured when he marshals from the back."

  190. 1518:  
    Phil Brown, BBC 5 live pundit at Etihad StadiumMan City 2-0 Chelsea

    "You say Manchester City have done enough now but I think they have done enough all game. I wouldn't quite say it was one-way traffic but if you look at the tale of the tape, they have had something like 16 shots on goal. That second goal was quality from Carlos Tevez but for me Chelsea looked like they were inviting trouble. Ramires is right-back, Branislav Ivanovic is at centre-back and they look all over the place at the moment. Because of that Manchester City have capitalised."

  191. 1516: 
    FINAL FIVE

    We're into the final five minutes in both Premier League games.

  192. 1513: 
    GOAL- Man City 2-0 Chelsea - Carlos Tevez (85 mins)

    Manchester City aren't giving up their title without a fight, and that's yet another excellent goal. David Silva feeds Carlos Tevez on the edge of the box and the Argentine drills in with unerring accuracy to leave Petr Cech with no chance. Game over?

  193.  

    OptaJoe: "Jos Hooiveld has equalled an all-time Premier League record by scoring three own goals in a single season."

  194.  

    OptaJoe: "Newcastle have scored 4+ goals in a Premier League game for the first time since April 2011."

  195. 1512: 
    BREAKING SWANSEA TEAM NEWS- League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup makes seven changes from the reserve side that was thrashed 5-0 last weekend by Liverpool, with Michu back in the starting line-up

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    Reverend Liam Reilly: "It just wouldn't be a Southampton match if they didn't score an own goal."

    Matt Holford: "So frustrating for Southampton, it seems their weekly opposition is always coming back into form after a drought (except City)."

  197. 1510:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    "Wembley still sparsely populated as yet but great noise around the stadium. Plenty of attention on how League Two Bradford might complete this remarkable Capital One Cup journey and beat Premier League Swansea - general opinion suggests the answer will be by utilising the strength at set pieces that saw off Aston Villa over two legs."

  198. 1508: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 4-2 Southampton - Jos Hooiveld own goal (79 mins)

    Disaster for Southampton. Davide Santon crosses from the Newcastle left, left-back Danny Fox tries to half-volley the ball clear but succeeds only in blasting it straight at Jos Hooiveld and the ball bounces off the defender on the six-yard line and into the net. That is terrible luck for the Saints.

  199. 1507: 
    BREAKING BRADFORD TEAM NEWS- League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Bradford make five changes from the under-strength team that lost 2-1 to AFC Wimbledon last weekend, with goalscoring heroes Nahki Wells and James Hanson recalled to lead the line up front.

  200.  
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    DHJ: "Anyone know why Jason Puncheon is on the bench against Nwecastle? He's such a good attacking option for Southampton."

  201. 1505: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams reports from Wembley: "No question of divided loyalties for rugby legend Gareth Edwards on a Six Nations weekend. He's flown in to London from Rome where he was a TV pundit on the Italy v Wales match yesterday to support Swansea at Wembley. Edwards, once voted the greatest rugby player of all time, was a decent footballer and had a trial for Swansea Town in the 1960s."

  202. 1505: 
    KICK-OFF - SECOND HALF- Wolves 0-1 Cardiff
  203. 1505: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Bradford City fan Peter Scrivener at Wembley: "To the stadium, where the announcer is certainly trying to crank up the atmosphere. Bradford's fans are louder at the moment - no bias creeping in there, honest!"

  204. 1503: 
    Man City 1-0 Chelsea

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Etihad Stadium: "What a period of play that was after half-time. Chelsea had barely mustered a shot before Frank Lampard's penalty was saved, and City were immediately rewarded for bringing on Carlos Tevez. Hard not to feel some sympathy for Lampard, who has now gone off, but his record day will come."

  205. 1503: 
    CLOSE!- Man City 1-0 Chelsea

    Ramires goes close for Chelsea. His first shot is saved by Joe Hart, then the Brazilian's rebound hits the top of the bar. Decent response from the visitors to falling behind.

  206. 1501: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    An hour to go until kick-off at Wembley? How are the nerves, Bradford and Swansea fans?

  207. 1500: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams reports from Wembley: "Former Swansea wing Leighton James was trying to avoid tempting providence in the build-up to the game when someone mentioned Swindon's famous League Cup win against Arsenal in 1969. 'Nobody's allowed to mention Don Rogers', he said. Swindon's 3-1 win, inspired by Rogers, remains the biggest shock in the tournament's history."

  208.  

    Nathan, via text: "Re 14:36. Has it just hit the bloke at the bottom of the first photo that Bradford City have reached a major cup final?"

  209.  

    Segun Agbaje: "I still cannot believe Barca let Yaya Toure leave. Shocking! World Class Player."

    Akude Emeka O: "Pure brilliance from Yaya Toure who lost Mikel easily there & what a curler to the far corner. Chelsea will blame themselves."

  210.  

    Sam, via text: "Kolo saves them one end, then Yaya scores at the other! I think Mancini owes mother Toure a fruit basket!"

  211.  

    Former England striker Gary Lineker: "Terrific goal from Yaya Toure. At his best he's as good a midfield player as anyone in the game."

    Yaya Toure
  212. 1458: 
    SUBSTITUTIONS- Man City 1-0 Chelsea

    Double change for Chelsea, Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard off with Victor Moses and Oscar brought on.

  213. 1456: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 3-2 Southampton - Yohan Cabaye (67 mins)

    Not too many doubts about that one. Mathieu Debuchy's cross strikes Danny Fox's hand and, although he was quite close to the ball, that looks like the right decision. Yohan Cabaye steps up and shows Frank Lampard how it's done, sending Artur Boruc the wrong way.

    Cabaye
  214. 1455: 
    PENALTY TO NEWCASTLE- Newcastle 2-2 Southampton
  215. 1454:  
    Phil Brown, BBC 5 live pundit at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 Chelsea

    "For anyone wanting to know what a technical game looks like, watch this one. That was a technical goal. It was like five-a-side football played inside the Chelsea box. It is a fantastic goal from a technical point of view - just have a look at it when you watch Match of the Day 2 tonight."

  216. 1453: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams reports from Wembley: "Swansea's longest-serving player, Leon Britton, could easily have missed today's match if his move to Sheffield United in 2010 had gone better. 'I moved to Sheffield United, it didn't work out, and thankfully I came back. I could still be there and playing in League One when Swansea are playing in the Premier League and a major cup final - I would be a little bit jealous'."

  217.  

    Daniel Fine: "If Bradford win today, they will have beaten double the amount of Premier league sides as QPR have this season."

  218. 1451: 
    GOAL- Man City 1-0 Chelsea - Yaya Toure (63 mins)

    We are seeing some lovely goals today. Yaya Toure is surrounded by at least four Chelsea players on the edge of the box, but the midfielder drifts pass them as if they're not there. He then shows staggering composure to stroke the ball into the corner, beyond Petr Cech's outstretched left arm.

  219. 1450:  
    Phil Brown, BBC 5 live pundit at Etihad StadiumMan City 0-0 Chelsea

    "This Manchester City-Chelsea game is one of these games that is for the purists because you can't see this finishing 0-0, there is that much quality out there. Carlos Tevez has come on, replacing Jack Rodwell. Him going off was a strange move, he had a couple of chances alone, maybe it was fitness, I don't know, but there is definitely goals in this game."

  220. 1450: 
    HALF-TIME- Wolves 0-1 Cardiff
  221. 1450: 
    Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    I'm struggling to understand why referee Andre Marriner didn't at least book Joe Hart for the incident that led to the penalty award. Demba Ba got there first and, although his touch took the ball away from the goal, he definitely would have been able to get a shot in. Strange one from the official.

    Joe Hart
  222.  

    Former England striker Gary Lineker: "Superb save by Hart from Lampard pen but lucky to have stayed on? Was a goal scoring opportunity even if a shade wide."

  223.  

    Paul, via text: "Honestly Frank, we needed you to score that to hopefully keep our 15 point lead! City to win now."

    Richard, via text: "Lampard missing a penalty? That only happens once in a blue moon!"

    Raj, via text: "Did the ref just bottle it by not even carding Joe Hart?"

    Frank Lampard
  224. 1446: 
    CLOSE!- Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    Was that the chance for Manchester City to win this game? They're looking dangerous now - Sergio Aguero races into the box and tries to clip the ball over Petr Cech, but he hasn't quite found his range and shoots over.

  225. 1445: 
    Newcastle 2-2 Southampton

    This is a cracking game at St James' Park. Adam Lallana goes close for Southampton but shoots just wide.

  226. 1444:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    "Bradford and Swansea supporters now assembling inside Wembley. Real sense we will get an occasion to savour here at the Capital One Cup final."

  227.  

    Josh Jackman: "Superb save from Hart! Lampard's penalty was hard, low and in the corner, but Hart shows why he's one of the best in the world."

    Luke O'Neil: "Hart shouldn't have been on the pitch to save that penalty."

    Sanj: "Get in Hart! If you can't even score penalties what good is Lampard"

  228. 1443: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    Carlos Tevez replaces Jack Rodwell as Manchester City switch to a more attacking formation. Can they find a winner?

  229. 1442:  
    Phil Brown, BBC 5 live pundit at Etihad StadiumMan City 0-0 Chelsea

    "That showed the two sides of Joe Hart. We saw him bring a player down, it was a definite penalty but the save was magnificent. I don't think Frank Lampard could have hit that any better."

  230. 1440: 
    MISSED PENALTY - FRANK LAMPARD- Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    Joe Hart brings down Demba Ba inside the box and is lucky to escape punishment - he didn't even get booked - but the England keeper picks himself up to face Frank Lampard's penalty. The Chelsea midfielder, one away from his 200th goal for the club, had scored his previous 10 from the spot but this time Hart makes amends, diving low to his right to keep the scores level.

  231. 1439: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 2-2 Southampton - Rickie Lambert (50 mins)

    Rickie Lambert scores his 100th Southampton goal to level against Newcastle. Adam Lallana puts in a low cross to the near post and Lambert latches on to it and side-foots past keeper Rob Elliot. Cracking game.

  232. 1439: 
    PENALTY TO CHELSEA- Man City 0-0 Chelsea
  233. 1438: 
    Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    A neat one-two between David Silva and Yaya Toure results in an acrobatic overhead kick from Sergio Aguero, but he cannot keep it on target.

  234.  

    James Watts: "Could someone tell me why Demba Ba has something strapped to his face?"

    It is to protect his nose as it heals after he broke it when clashing with Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini a few weeks ago.

  235. 1438:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at WembleyLeague Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    "It has been called "The People's Cup Final" and there is a wonderful atmosphere inside and outside Wembley as thousands of Bradford City and Swansea City fans mix ahead of the Capital One Cup Final. This is a day to remember the past as well as savour the present for The Bantams - because so many thoughts will be with the 56 victims of the Valley Parade fire in 1985. For Swansea, this is the high point of a remarkable journey back to the domestic game's top tier."

  236. 1436: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Newcastle 2-1 Southampton

    Rickie Lambert goes close for Southampton with a free-kick from 25 yards. Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot flings himself to his left to palm the ball to safety.

  237. 1436: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)
    Wembley

    But it's filling up nicely in the press room, where there is plenty of media interest in this most unlikely of cup finals.

  238. 1436: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)
    Wembley

    It's all pretty quiet in the tunnel at Wembley right now, but that will be a very different story within the next hour or so.

  239. 1434: 
    KICK-OFF- Newcastle 2-1 Southampton
  240. 1434: 
    KICK-OFF - SECOND HALF- Man City 0-0 Chelsea
  241. 1434: 
    GET INVOLVED

    So, we've had a cracking half at Newcastle and a slightly underwhelming opening 45 minutes between Manchester City and Chelsea. If the title race isn't already over, surely it would be if Manchester City fail to win today? Let us know your thoughts via text on 81111 or via Twitter using #bbcfootball.

  242. 1431: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has also been discussing his team's prospects on Sportsweek on BBC Radio 5 live: "I think in these kinds of games we all know anybody who puts their game together and can handle the occasion can win."

  243. 1429: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Bradford chairman Mark Lawn has been talking to BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek programme: "I'm nervous, not excited. Unfortunately I'm a very nervous fan! Just starting to get the nerves this morning. People are texting asking where they have to pick tickets up - it's been a logistical nightmare getting 34,000 fans down. There's been lots of hard work behind the scenes and they do deserve a lot of credit, those lads."

  244.  

    Emmɑnuel: "Ramires needs changing. His control and passing is awful. Oscar, Mata and Hazard work better together."

    Stephen Smith: "The lack of quality on display today just serving to emphasise why Man Utd are 15pts clear."

  245. 1425: 
    GOAL- Wolves 0-1 Cardiff - Fraizer Campbell (20 mins)

    We have a goal in today's Championship game and it has gone the way of the league leaders, former Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell heading in. It has been coming in fairness. Wolves boss Dean Saunders already cut a frustrated figure before the goal went in, that won't have helped settle him down.

    Separate live text and statistics of this match can be found hereor listen on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  246. 1424: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)
    Wembley Stadium

    Bradford have sold out their ticket allocation today and that is testament to a loyal fanbase. They've seen the team suffer three relegations and two periods in administration in the last 12 years. Whatever the outcome today, they'll savour this occasion for a long time.

  247. 1422:  
    Phil Brown, BBC 5 live pundit at Etihad StadiumNewcastle 2-1 Southampton

    "I'm thinking about the two managers and what their thoughts would be going into the dressing room. Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will probably thinking 'is it going to be one of those days?' as they have had chances but not taken them, whereas Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez will be delighted. His side have kept a clean sheet, have looked good on the counter and are slowly but surely coming into the game."

  248. 1420:  
    Alistair Mann, BBC Match of the Day commentator at St James' ParkHALF-TIME- Newcastle 2-1 Southampton

    "Papiss Cisse has helped turn the game around for Newcastle after they went behind early on. Newcastle haven't won after conceding the first goal in a game so far this season but maybe this will be the day."

    Papiss Cisse
  249. 1420: 
    Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Etihad Stadium: "A one-sided first half with Manchester City dominant. Petr Cech has been busy from the first minute and Jack Rodwell could have had a hat-trick. That said, Chelsea have defended their box well, but could definitely be more threatening. Question is: do they want to?"

    Man City v Chelsea
  250.  

    Segun Agbaje: "Cisse. Take a Bow son. Take a BOW!"

    Akude Emeka O: "What a week of great strikes in the premier league, take a bow Cisse, quality strike that was."

    James Hart: "They said it was foolishness to do business in the January transfer market. Alan Pardew said we'll see about that."

  251. 1418:  
    Steve Wilson, BBC Match of the Day commentator at the EtihadHALF-TIME- Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    "Man City have had four presentable opportunities in this first-half, but Petr Cech kept them at bay."

  252. 1417: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 2-1 Southampton

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa replaces Fabricio Coloccini in the Magpies defence. The Argentine defender pays the price for an audacious overhead clearance which left him slumped on the turf. He tried to hobble it off but without luck.

  253. 1416: 
    INJURY TIME

    We're into added time at the end of the first half in the Premier League games.

  254. 1415: 
    Newcastle 2-1 Southampton
    Newcastle fans

    I reckon Newcastle's fans will be enjoying their day a whole lot more following those two quick goals. Party time at St James' Park?

  255. 1415: 
    CLOSE!- Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    Jack Rodwell tries his luck with a swerving shot from 25 yards but it's tipped over by Petr Cech. From the resulting corner Rodwell heads straight at Cech from inside the six-yard box.

  256. 1414: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    Wolves v Cardiff has just kicked off and this is a massive game for Deans Saunders's side against the Championship league leaders.

    Win and they are out of the relegation zone but lose and they remain two points adrift but having played a game more than their rivals.

    Cardiff will be determined to take three points themselves with the gap between them and the chasing pack just five points and a win will give them a nice amount of breathing space and they chase promotion to the Premier League.

    Separate live text and statistics of this match can be found here.

  257. 1412: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 2-1 Southampton - Papiss Cisse (42 mins)

    Papiss, stop it! The striker scored a cracker against Chelsea last season, and this one isn't far off being as good as that. After Rob Elliot's long punt downfield, the ball bounces to Cisse 25 yards out and he smashes in, giving Artur Boruc no chance. What a goal.

  258. 1411: 
    CLOSE!- Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    Nearly the breakthrough for Manchester City. Sergio Aguero plays a one-two with James Milner which carves open the Chelsea defence. Aguero centres for Pablo Zabaleta, whose volley is flying in but Gary Cahill blocks with his head.

  259. 1408: 
    YELLOW CARD- Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea midfielder Ramires goes in the book for a high challenge on Yaya Toure. The Brazilian can't have too many complaints about that one, and Toure is hobbling.

  260.  

    Titus of Glevum: "This Mikey B fellow (13:44) certainly knows how to treat a woman!"

  261. 1407: 
    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton
    Newcastle fan

    French Day at St James' Park certainly seems to be going to plan at St James' Park, with two Frenchman - Morgan Schneiderlin and Moussa Sissoko - on the scoresheet already.

  262. 1406: 
    Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Etihad Stadium: "Chelsea have weathered the early Manchester City pressure and are coming back into this now by retaining possession better. Frank Lampard and Ramires have been quiet, though. Who needs the win more? On evidence so far, it is City. "

  263.  

    Rachel T: "Blimey. Jack Rodwell. I had completely forgotten he existed."

  264.  

    Adam Renshaw: "In Lampard, Ramires and Mikel Chelsea, at the moment, have no answer to the power and pace of Yaya Toure."

  265. 1403: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 1-1 Southampton - Moussa Sissoko (33 mins)

    This had been coming and, given how he's started life in England, it's no great surprise that the goal comes from Moussa Sissoko. The move is instigated by another January signing, Yoan Gouffran on the left. He cuts inside, shoots low but his effort is blocked by Artur Boruc. The rebound drops to Sissoko, six yards out, to tap in.

    Moussa Sissoko
  266. 1403: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams reports from Wembley: "Fans are planning a round of applause in the 15th minute to mark 15 years since the death of Robbie James, who made 393 appearances for Swansea City, scoring 102 goals. The Wales international also made 89 appearances for Bradford City. James collapsed and died while playing for Llanelli in February 1998. He was 40 years old."

  267. 1402: 
    Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    What a return to the side that would have been for Jack Rodwell, as he rises to meet a left-wing cross. Sadly for the former Everton man, he can only head over. Good attacking intent, though, and City will need plenty of that from their five-strong midfield.

  268. 1401: 
    Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Etihad Stadium:"Manchester City well on top in midfield and probably should be ahead. A revealing moment earlier when Gary Cahill was screaming at his attacking team-mates to defend in front of the box. Juan Mata and Eden Hazard were looking elsewhere."

  269. 1400: 
    KICK-OFF- Wolves v Cardiff (1400 GMT)

    Leaders Cardiff are kicking off now in their Championship game at Wolves. Can they extend their lead at the top of the table?

    Separate live text and stats from the match can be found here.

  270.  

    Bob Arnold, Blackheath: "I am not sure Ben (13:44), I remember there being a Mikey B who proposed to a Nicki last month. Proposals at sporting events must not be working for him."

  271. 1357: 
    Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    Optimistic there by Frank Lampard, who blazes a free-kick over from all of 40 yards out. Worryingly for Chelsea, that's their best effort so far.

  272.  

    Dannie: "Chelsea playing for a draw already!"

    Jordan Downie: "Mancini has never claimed to be the best manager in the country - he said he was the best in the last 18 months, big difference."

  273. 1354: 

    Nearly twenty five minutes gone in both the Premier League games, with just the one goal at St James' Park so far.

  274.  

    Lewis, Wycombe: "I think it's time for Mancini to go. If he truly considers himself the best manager in the league he is highly deluded and won't ever improve as a manger.

    "If he is just trying to cause Mourinho style controversy then he needs to realise he doesn't have enough charm and appeal to get away with it. Either way, big headed and I'd like to see him go just to stem the tide of childish boasting."

  275.  

    Tom Minton: "Every City chance could've been stopped by Mikel. What does he actually bring to this team?"

    Benjamin Downey: "Good save by Cech. Chelsea dangerous on the counter, can see City getting frustrated here and Chelsea nicking it."

  276. 1351: 
    Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    Sergio Aguero wriggles free inside the Chelsea box but is thwarted by Petr Cech and the chance disappears. City have been pretty much camped in the Chelsea half so far, but no breakthrough yet for the champions.

  277. 1350: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 0-1 Southampton

    Another sight of goal for Newcastle, but this time Papiss Cisse's shot is blocked after he is played in by Mathieu Debuchy's right-wing cross via a Yoan Gouffran miskick.

  278.  

    Llwyd: "Re Rodger Armstrong @13:40 - It's not even the strongest bench this weekend!"

    Paul in Manchester: "Re: Jay Howard @13:37 that's why it's known as the "Emptyhad!"

  279. 1346: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    Great work from Petr Cech. Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic attacks a corner and heads the ball into the ground and towards goal, but Cech acrobatically tips over.

  280. 1345: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 0-1 Southampton

    Moussa Sissoko's not afraid to shoot, is he? The midfielder drives in a crisp, low effort from 25 yards which fizzes towards Artur Boruc, and the keeper tips it wide.

  281. 1344: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    BBC Yorkshire Sport's Ian Woodcock: "View back down Wembley Way from the stadium. One senses today is a good day to be selling scarves. A great souvenir and, very importantly, a barrier against the cold."

    Wembley
  282.  

    Immanuel: "City fans a joke! 5 years ago they would have killed for a top half finish, now suddenly they are too good for second place."

    George: "Amazed people are calling for Mancini's head. Stability is the key to success."

  283. 1344: 
    Newcastle 0-1 Southampton

    Claims for a penalty for Newcastle as the ball strikes the hand of Jos Hooiveld in the Southampton penalty area, but that would have been harsh.

  284.  

    Ben, Southampton: "Is that the same Mikey B (13:10) who got engaged to Joy at the Rose Bowl last summer? He gets around doesn't he?"

  285. 1341: 
    League Cup final: Bradford v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams reports from Wembley: "Both sets of fans look like they're on holiday, as if they can't believe they are actually at Wembley for a League Cup final. Swansea manager Michael Laudrup this week said it was the "underdogs versus the under under underdogs." Supporters are just happy to be here."

  286.  

    Jack Cook: "James Milner is absolutely useless. City really need some natural wide men, Nasri and Silva are too central."

    Rodger Armstrong: "Is the Man City bench the strongest ever fielded in the Premier League? Lescott, Kolarov, Nasri, Sinclair, Dzeko, Tevez."

  287. 1339: 
    Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Etihad Stadium: "Certainly doesn't feel like the home supporters have given up on the title race judging by the atmosphere."

  288.  

    Tom from Bradford en route to Wembley: "Re: Bryan Cooper 13:28 it could favour the Bantams as well. C'mon City... (Bradford that is.)"

  289. 1339: 
    Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    Today's two line-ups at Etihad Stadium have Manchester City and Chelsea fielding only five British players each in their squads. Both teams have three players from Britain in their starting line-ups with a further two each on the bench. Maybe they could do with a few berets as well.

    Man City v Chelsea
  290. 1337: 
    Newcastle 0-1 Southampton

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news Newcastle fans, but your side have yet to win in the Premier League this season when conceding the first goal. Still, there's plenty of time to turn that around.

  291. 1337: 
    Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    Strong start from Manchester City - albeit not quite of Southampton proportions just yet. They're pinging the ball around confidently enough, and Chelsea have hardly touched the ball.

  292.  

    Harry: "As a United fan I will love today. No matter the result the pressure is on City and Chelsea til the end of the season."

    Jack, Norwich: "Hart, Clichy, Nastasic and Toure? Weak defence for Man City, Ba and Mata will be rubbing their hands in anticipation!"

  293.  

    Jay Howard: "Empty seats at the Etihad again."

  294. 1333: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-1 Southampton - Morgan Schneiderlin (3 mins)

    As first touches in the Premier League go, this isn't the one Rob Elliot's probably dreamed of for years, as he is forced to pick the ball out of the net within minutes of his first league start for Newcastle. Jack Cork's cross is headed down by Rickie Lambert to Morgan Schneiderlin inside the box, and he swivels and shoots into the bottom corner from 10 yards. Cracking finish.

  295. 1332: 
    CLOSE!- Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    The first chance of the afternoon comes at Etihad Stadium, as Yaya Toure finds space on the edge of the box and shoots low at Petr Cech, but that's a nice gentle one for the Chelsea keeper.

  296.  

    Tom Seagrim: "Chelsea are playing a CB at RB, and a CM on the wing, while City are playing 3 central midfielders. This is going to be dull…"

  297. 1331: 
    KICK-OFF- Man City 0-0 Chelsea

    And Manchester City get us up and running at Etihad Stadium.

  298.  

    Paul, at the game: "I am calling this one early, Mancini OUT! We will get hammered today with that line up. We don't deserve top 4! Thanks Roberto but bye bye."

  299.  

    Mayled, Barry: "Can anyone explain to me why Oscar isn't starting today! Been our best player in recent games."

  300. 1330: 
    KICK-OFF- Newcastle 0-0 Southampton

    Under way at St James' Park.

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