Premier League side Swansea City cruised into the FA Cup fifth round with a clinical and ruthless at saw them beat League two side Notts County 8-1 at the Liberty Stadium last night.
Tammy Abraham opened the scoring after 18 mins with his first goal since last October, While Nathan Dryer doubled their lead less than 90 later after Abraham had turned provider with a clever through play that split the Notts County defence.
Another excellent first time effort from Dyer on the half hour mark made it 3-0, just before Notts County pulled a goal back with a thunderous shot past the Swansea keeper. However, in first half injury time Swansea restored their 3 goal advantage when Abraham popped up on the end of a fine team move to bag his second and make it 4-1 at the break.
The second half started as the 1st ended, with Swansea in complete control and all signs pointing to their next goal, which didn’t take long to arrive. Kyle Naughton reacted the quickest to a poor clearance from Notts County keeper Adam Collin, to notch only his second ever goal in Swansea colours. Wayne Routledge was next on the score sheet his well-placed finish notching Swansea’s sixth of the night.
Tom Carroll popped up with Swansea’s seventh goal and possible the best of the night with a 20 yard curling effort straight into the top corner, before 20 year old Debutant Daniel James capped an excellent night for himself with a sweet shot from the edge of the penalty area to make it 8-1.
The result now means new Swansea Boss Carlos Carvalhal and his team face a trip to his former club Sheffield Wednesday in the fifth round, although despite the clubs turn of form since Carvalhal’s arrival in December all dreams of an unexpected cup run will be placed on the back burner as their priority is still Premier League survival.