Swansea in FA Cup quarter-finals

February 28, 2018
Swansea City's Nathan Dyer, left and Sheffield Wednesday's Lucas Joao battle for the ball during their FA Cup, fifth-round replay at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, yesterday.

SWANSEA, Wales (AP):

Swansea coach Carlos Carvalhal got the better of former club Sheffield Wednesday in a 2-0 win yesterday that sent the Welsh club into the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 54 years.

Jordan Ayew and Nathan Dyer both scored from close range in the second half of the fifth-round replay as Swansea set up a match at home to either Tottenham or third-tier Rochdale, who meet in a replay on Wednesday.

Carvalhal a Portuguese coach known for his humour and colorful analogies left Sheffield Wednesday in December, was hired by Swansea four days later, and has since done an impressive job in lifting the team toward safety in the Premier League.

Ayew slotted home a rebound in the 55th minute after Tom Carroll's shot hit one post and span across the goal-line to hit the other upright.

Dyer drove in a low shot for the second goal in the 80th after being played in by Tammy Abraham.

Swansea are one win away from a semi-final match at Wembley Stadium, where they won the English League Cup in 2013.

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