Nathan Dyer 'devastated' by penalty snub

Swansea players Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman discuss who is to take the penalty after one is awarded in the game with Bradford on February 24, 2013
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Nathan Dyer says that he was "devastated" to be denied the chance to complete his hat-trick from the spot during Swansea City's Capital One Cup triumph over Bradford City.

Swansea City winger Nathan Dyer has revealed that he was "devastated" to have been denied the opportunity to take a penalty that would have completed his hat-trick in the Capital One Cup final.

The Swans beat League Two outfit Bradford City 5-0 at Wembley on Sunday to claim the trophy, thanks to a strike from Michu sandwiched between braces from Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman.

The Dutch international refused to allow Dyer to take the penalty that would have given him the accolade of becoming the first ever player to score three times in a League Cup final.

"It was a bit hard for me to take," Dyer told talkSPORT. "To get a hat-trick at Wembley in my first cup final for Swansea City, you can't write that and I feel like it did get taken away from me a little bit. But we're teammates at the end of the game and you have to move on.

"I haven't scored a hat-trick in my career, so I was devastated not to have got it. It was hard to take and hard to swallow but we won, we won the cup and made history and that's the main thing.

"I scored two goals as well and got the man-of-the-match, so I can't really ask for more."

Swansea became the first Welsh club to win a major English trophy since 1927.

Swansea players congratulate Nathan Dyer after his goal against Bradford on February 24, 2013
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