Laudrup overjoyed as Swansea see off Chelsea to reach Capital One Cup final

Michael Laudrup has expressed his delight at watching his Swansea City team beat the holders of the Champions League, Chelsea, over two legs to reach the Capital One Cup final, Sky Sports has reported.

The Welsh side won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and then held the Blues to a goalless draw in the return leg at the Liberty Stadium to book their place at Wembley in late February for a first major cup final in the club’s history. League Two side Brentford, who beat Aston Villa in the other semi-final, are to be the opposition.

Laudrup said: “Over two legs we just beat the European champions from last season, not conceding even one goal. I think it is absolutely fantastic.

We can say that this final is between the small fairy tale and the huge fairy tale. If our position and place in the final is a small fairy tale what can you say about Bradford?

Michu and Danny Graham scored the goals that eventually took the Swans through, capitalising on mistakes by Branislav Ivanovic to win at Chelsea. The second-leg was an altogether tighter affair but Laudrup added he was pleased that his side still had chances to add to their advantage, despite already holding a two-goal lead.

There were moments when we had possession and moments when they had it. There were moments when we had to defend deep because of their quality and moments of counter attacking,” Laudrup said.

The former Denmark international continued: “But actually I think we came very well into the game and had the first two chances. Wayne Routledge had the first one and the second was quite a big chance for Michu but Petr Cech is a very good goalkeeper so he saved that one.

It was very nice and that gave me the confidence and belief that we were on the right track because we started so well.

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