MX23RW : Friday, April 19 07:00:40| >> :600:8947412:8947412:
Jan 5, 2019 at 3pm UK at ​Villa Park
Attendance: 30,572
Aston Villa
0-3
SwanseaSwansea City
FT(HT: 0-1)
Baker-Richardson (2'), Dyer (47'), Fulton (78')

Result: Swans sail past Villa and into FA Cup fourth round

Result: Swans sail past Villa and into FA Cup fourth round
© Reuters
Courtney Baker-Richardson opened the scoring in the second minute for Swansea.

Swansea booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Courtney Baker-Richardson opened the scoring in the second minute for the Swans, with Nathan Dyer and Jay Fulton sealing their success with two second-half strikes.

It was a miserable game for Villa who are now without a home win in their last five games.

It is also the third successive season that Villa, seven times winners of the FA Cup, have failed to reach the fourth round.

The absence of Tammy Abraham, who cannot play in the competition under rules of his loan agreement from Chelsea, was a major handicap for Villa. Scott Hogan was drafted in as a replacement for his first start of the season and the Irishman should have made a dream start after only 18 seconds.

Anwar El Ghazi produced a low cross from the left to the near post where Hogan glided his shot wide from close range.

It proved to be an expensive miss as Swansea took the lead in the second minute. Baker-Richardson was on hand to latch onto a right wing cross from Mike Van Der Hoorn and squeezed home his close range shot past Villa's new goalkeeper, Lovre Kalinic.

Hogan had another opportunity to open his account midway through the half but Erwin Mulder blocked the effort which was subsequently cleared off the line.

Newcomer Kalinic did well to keep out a speculative long range effort from Joe Roden as Swansea threatened to increase their lead against Villa's insecure defence.

As the game wore on, Villa's fans became increasingly disgruntled with the performance of their team.

Swansea, on the other hand, were generally more positive with Dyer proving to be an inspiration.

Two minutes into the second half he demonstrated his confidence by increasing Swansea's lead when he moved onto a through ball from skipper Leroy Fer and scored with a low drive past Kalinic.

Baker-Richardson made way for Fulton in the 70th minute and eight minutes later the substitute added Swansea's third goal as Villa's defence failed three times to clear their lines.

Share this article now:
Swansea City manager Graham Potter on November 24, 2018
Read Next:
Potter takes full responsibility for 'uncomfortable' first half in Swansea
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Championship
La Liga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Championship
Belgian Pro League
Turkish Super Lig
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Segunda Division
Ligue 2
Eerste Divisie
Australian A-League
Welsh Premier League
NIFL Premiership
Chinese Super League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool34267177205785
2Manchester CityMan City33272486226483
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs332211064343067
4Arsenal33206766402666
5Chelsea34206857362166
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd33197763441964
7Leicester CityLeicester34145154645147
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves33138124142-147
9Everton34137144644246
10Watford33137134748-146
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham34126164252-1042
12Bournemouth34125174961-1241
13Crystal Palace34116174046-639
14Burnley34116174260-1839
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle34108163243-1138
16Southampton3399153954-1536
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3396183253-2133
18Cardiff CityCardiff3494213063-3331
RFulham3455243276-4420
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3435261967-4814

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account