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Swansea City 3-0 Everton

By Saj ChowdhuryBBC Sport
Swansea midfielder Nathan Dyer
Swansea midfielder Nathan Dyer opened the scoring in the first half

Swansea recorded their first ever win over Everton to reach the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

The Welsh side took the lead in the first half when Nathan Dyer poked in after excellent work by Jefferson Montero down the left.

Gylfi Sigurdsson tapped in the second after Jonjo Shelvey's delivery was inadvertently headed on to the bar by Everton's Sylvain Distin.

Substitute Marvin Emnes drilled in an brilliant third late in the game.

Monk salutes 'professional' Swansea

This latest defeat means the Toffees have only managed two wins in all competitions so far this season, although perhaps more worryingly for manager Roberto Martinez, his team have only managed one clean sheet.

The Spaniard described his team's defensive travails as "spooky".external-link After the full-time whistle the rain-drenched backline had a haunted look.

A major problem was down Swansea's left. Full-back Tony Hibbert, playing in a club record equalling 15th season, was often left treading water by winger Montero.

It was on one of those forays that led to the first Swans goal when the Ecuador international got past his marker before firing in a low ball that found its way to Dyer at the far post.

Match facts
This was the first League Cup meeting between the sides.The Toffees have been knocked out in the third round in four of the last five seasons.
Swansea had never beaten Everton on the previous 20 occasions - losing 15 and drawing five.The Swans have gone further than the third round three times in the past six seasons.

The second goal came as a result of a far bigger error from another one of Everton's experienced defenders. On this occasion, Distin lost his bearings when he headed Shelvey's delivery on to his own bar.

The Frenchman was punished for his misjudgement when Sigurdsson raced in to guide the loose ball past Everton keeper Tim Howard.

Everton had brought on their record signing Romelu Lukaku at half-time to bring some bite into the attack, but his only clear-cut chance was smothered by Gerhard Tremmel, who raced out to prevent the Belgian from shooting.

It was another substitute on the night who scored the third and final goal.

Emnes, who signed a permanent deal with the Swans in the summer, showed great pace and precision when he raced onto a through-ball before finding the corner with a firm drive.

Swansea manager Garry Monk: "It was very professional. We played a very good team in Everton.

"We started well and created quite a few good chances. We took the goals very well.

"Everyone knows how we've done in the cup in recent history. It's an important competition to the fans."

Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "The game went down to whoever was going to take their chances.

"If we had scored the first goal it would have been completely different.

"The scoreline reflects that Swansea were very clinical and we weren't and that is the reason why we are not in the competition.

"I feel Swansea deserve to go through as they had spells when they looked sharp and were good technically, but I don't think it was a performance which reflected a 3-0 difference."

Swansea striker Wilfried Bony
Swansea striker Wilfried Bony was suspended for the match - but took his place as a spectator in the stands
Bryan Oviedo
Everton's Bryan Oviedo started his first senior match since breaking his leg at the start of the year
Nathan Dyer (second left) and Swansea players
Nathan Dyer (second left) set Swansea on their way to their first ever win over Everton



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Tremmel
  • 29Richards
  • 6Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 33FernándezBooked at 18mins
  • 12DyerSubstituted forRoutledgeat 68'minutes
  • 23G SigurdssonSubstituted forEmnesat 85'minutes
  • 14CarrollSubstituted forKi Sung-yuengat 70'minutes
  • 20Montero
  • 8ShelveyBooked at 60mins
  • 18Gomis


  • 1Fabianski
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 11Emnes
  • 15Routledge
  • 22Rangel
  • 27Bartley
  • 56Fulton


Formation 4-5-1

  • 24Howard
  • 8OviedoSubstituted forMcCarthyat 58'minutes
  • 15Distin
  • 2Hibbert
  • 30Alcaraz
  • 29GarbuttBooked at 90mins
  • 17Besic
  • 19Atsu
  • 7McGeadySubstituted forOsmanat 81'minutes
  • 4Gibson
  • 5Eto'oSubstituted forLukakuat 45'minutes


  • 1Robles
  • 9Koné
  • 10Lukaku
  • 11Mirallas
  • 16McCarthy
  • 21Osman
  • 27Browning
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swansea City 3, Everton 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swansea City 3, Everton 0.

  3. Booking

    Luke Garbutt (Everton) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Ashley Richards (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Luke Garbutt (Everton).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darron Gibson (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Everton. Conceded by Ashley Williams.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City).

  9. Post update

    Leon Osman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Swansea City 3, Everton 0. Marvin Emnes (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Marvin Emnes replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Tim Howard.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  15. Post update

    Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Antolin Alcaraz (Everton).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton. Leon Osman replaces Aiden McGeady.

  18. Post update

    Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Muhamed Besic (Everton).

  20. Post update

    Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.