Swansea scores eight to win FA Cup replay; Huddersfield escape

Swansea scores eight to win FA Cup replay; Huddersfield escape
From ESPN - February 6, 2018

Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal saw his side thrash Notts County 8-1 in their FA Cup fourth-round replay to set up a tie at former club Sheffield Wednesday.

Carvalhal has made an impact since arriving at the Liberty Stadium just a few days after departing the Owls on Christmas Eve, with Swansea beating both Liverpool and Arsenal to drag themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone.

Despite fielding a much-changed side, partly because of injury to the likes of Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony, Swansea settled any potential nerves with two goals in the space of as many first-half minutes.

England striker Tammy Abraham put the home side in front from close range on 18 minutes, with Nathan Dyer swiftly adding another on the break.

Dyer made it 3-0 on the half-hour with a low shot from just the edge of the penalty area, before Noor Husin got County on the scoresheet after 36 minutes.

There was, though, to be no fairytale comeback for the League Two promotion chasers, as Abraham scored again in first-half stoppage time.

Kyle Naughton made it 5-1 with a deflected volley following a corner on 53 minutes and Wayne Routledge curled in a sixth before midfielder Tom Carroll crashed home a well-taken seventh on 65 minutes.

Winger Daniel James marked his debut with a goal on 84 minutes to complete the route.


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