Swansea City 4-1 Brentford, FA Cup Fifth Round: quick-fire match report


Swansea City 4-3-3



Brentford 3-4-3

Half Time: 0 - 1 The Liberty Stadium ( Attendance: 11,261 )
1 min

Brentford crashed out of the FA Cup with a heavy 4-1 defeat to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

The Bees took the lead just before the half-hour mark as an impressive counter-attack saw Neal Maupay find Ollie Watkins to rifle the ball home.

However, the Swans levelled four minutes after the interval as a Bersant Celina free-kick ricocheted off Brentford keeper Luke Daniels before Dan James gave the hosts the lead (53).

And it went from bad to worse for Brentford as Ezri Konsa received a straight red card eight minutes later for a professional foul on James.

Swansea then stretched their lead through Celina (66) before Connor Roberts’ close-range effort was ruled out for offside.

But the Swans did get a fourth in stoppage-time courtesy of George Byers to send the South Wales side comfortably into the Quarter-Finals.

Key Points

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Line Ups

Swansea City 4-3-3

Nordfeldt; Roberts (Harries, 90+1), van der Hoorn, Carter-Vickers, Naughton; Fulton, Grimes, Byers; James (Asoro, 90+3), McBurnie (Baker-Richardson, 77), Celina

Subs not used:

Narsingh, McKay, Mulder, Dhanda


van der Hoorn, Celina

Brentford 3-4-3

Daniels; Konsa, Jeanvier, Barbet; Canos (Da Silva, 69), Mokotjo (McEachran,78), Sawyers, Odubajo; Watkins, Maupay, Benrahma (Kirk, 69)

Subs not used:

Bentley, Ogbene, Bech Sorensen, Finnsson


Barbet, Sawyers

Sent Off


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