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'Spanish Swansea' seal cup win while Cazorla and Silva shine

Michu, Pablo Hernández and Ángel Rangel played as Michael Laudrup's men sealed Swansea's first major trophy. Santi Cazorla and David Silva also tasted victory in a busy weekend of Premier League action.


'Spanish Swansea' seal cup win while Cazorla and Silva shine

There was plenty of Spanish interest at Wembley on Sunday as Swansea City - managed by former Real Madrid and Barcelona player Michael Laudrup - took the Capital One Cup with a resounding 5-0 victory over League Two side Bradford City. Miguel Pérez Cuesta ''Michu'', Pablo Hernández and Ángel Rangel were all involved as 'Spanish Swansea' sealed their first piece of major silverware in English football.

Rangel, Hernández and Michu were named in Laudrup's starting line-up, while fellow Spaniard Chico Flores missed out through injury. Former Rayo Vallecano favourite Michu continued his Premier League scoring form with the second for the 'Swans'. Former Mallorca midfielder Jonathan de Guzmán (on loan at the Liberty Stadium from Segunda Divisón club Villareal) hit a brace, with Nathan Dyer also helping himself to a double.

In Premier League action, Spain international Santi Cazorla was the hero for Arsenal in a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. Cazorla scored twice, sealing the three points for the North London outfit with a second goal made in Spain - ex-Málaga and Osasuna man Nacho Monreal provided the cross. Elsewhere, David Silva was at the fore for Manchester City. The playmaker had a hand in both goals as Roberto Mancini's team earned a 2-0 win over Rafa Benítez's Chelsea. Javi García, who won his first Spain cap last May, also played for the Premier League champions. Of the Spaniards in the squad at Stamford Bridge, interim manager Benítez called on Juan Mata from the start, with striker Fernando Torres introduced ten minutes from the end and César Azpilicueta an unused substitute.

At Loftus Road, David de Gea's Manchester United saw off Queens Park Rangers (including former Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero) in a comfortable 2-0 triumph for the 'Red Devils'.

In other matches which saw Spanish involvement, Javier Garrido played the full 90 minutes for Norwich City as the 'Canaries' beat Everton 2-1. Wigan, coached by Roberto Martínez, were victorious against fellow relegation strugglers Reading (3-0), with Jordi Gómez replacing Argentine Franco di Santo fifteen minutes from time.

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