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Swansea City 6-0 Cambridge United: Sparkling Swansea thrash Cambridge in Carabao Cup

Wayne Routledge shoots through the legs of Cambridge goalkeeper Callum Burton to score Swansea's sixth goal
Wayne Routledge shoots through the legs of Cambridge goalkeeper Callum Burton to score Swansea's sixth goal

Swansea City continued their sparkling start to the season as they thrashed Cambridge 6-0 in the Carabao Cup.

The Swans are yet to lose under Steve Cooper and that record was never under threat as they dismantled their League Two visitors in the second round.

Kristoffer Peterson began the rout inside a minute, before George Byers doubled the hosts' lead.

Sam Surridge scored twice and there were also goals for Jordon Garrick and Wayne Routledge.

Swansea's reward is a third-round tie away to Premier League side Watford, to be played in the week commencing 23 September.

Cambridge had knocked out Brentford on penalties in the first round and came to Wales with hopes of claiming another Championship scalp.

But Colin Calderwood's team were outclassed by one of the second tier's early pacesetters, despite Cooper changing his entire starting XI following Sunday's win over Birmingham.

Summer signing Peterson steered in his first Swansea goal after good work down the right from Garrick.

Byers tapped in his third of the season to make it 2-0 on 20 minutes before Surridge prodded home from Peterson's cross.

Cambridge almost responded when Jack Roles rattled a shot against the bar, but Swansea made it 4-0 when Routledge's shot was parried and Garrick marked his full debut by sweeping in the rebound.

It was 5-0 in first-half stoppage time after a neat exchange on the edge of the box allowed on-loan Bournemouth striker Surridge to claim his third goal in Swans colours.

Routledge rounded off the scoring 14 minutes from the end, while there was a special moment as academy product Jack Evans came on for his senior debut having missed the whole of last season after being diagnosed with cancer.

Swansea head coach Steve Cooper said: "It's obviously a positive night. The objective was to win and we did that in comfortable fashion in the end.

"That's because we started well. We scored early and that set the tone for the rest of the evening.

"It was a really positive evening for us, with Tom Carroll playing, Tivonge Rushesha making his debut, Ben Cabango getting more minutes, Jordon Garrick scoring and Sam Surridge getting a couple of goals.

"But the best part of the evening in the grand scheme of things was Jack Evans. I think everybody should be proud of him."

Cambridge manager Colin Calderwood said: "We were washed away early on in the game. The first attack was a goal and that set the tone for the rest of the game.

"It's rubbish when you go 2-0 or 3-0 down very early if I'm honest.

"We couldn't cope and couldn't stop Swansea at all. We were well and truly tested and stretched and we came up against a terrific level of football.

"I don't think it will impact what we are going to do in the coming weeks and nor should it. We came up against a team at a very good level."

Line-ups

Swansea

  • 1Nordfeldt
  • 26NaughtonSubstituted forRusheshaat 67'minutes
  • 44Cabango
  • 20Wilmot
  • 3John
  • 28Byers
  • 14CarrollSubstituted forEvansat 73'minutes
  • 41GarrickSubstituted forMcKayat 62'minutes
  • 15Routledge
  • 11Peterson
  • 19Surridge

Substitutes

  • 7McKay
  • 21Dhanda
  • 25Mulder
  • 30Rushesha
  • 32Cullen
  • 34Evans
  • 36Cooper

Cambridge

  • 25Burton
  • 16Darling
  • 15John
  • 5TaylorSubstituted forHannantat 45'minutes
  • 17Davies
  • 19LambeBooked at 56mins
  • 10Maris
  • 30Roles
  • 11Dunk
  • 26KnibbsSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes
  • 9DallasSubstituted forKnowlesat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mitov
  • 4Taft
  • 7Hannant
  • 20Smith
  • 22Lewis
  • 23Knowles
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
8,763

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home27
Away6
Shots on Target
Home14
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Swansea City 6, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swansea City 6, Cambridge United 0.

Tivonge Rushesha (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Sam Surridge (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Wayne Routledge.

Attempt missed. George Byers (Swansea City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Kristoffer Peterson (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barrie McKay.

Attempt saved. Kristoffer Peterson (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Sam Surridge (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Wayne Routledge with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Jack Evans (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Barrie McKay (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kristoffer Peterson.

Foul by Tivonge Rushesha (Swansea City).

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Leon Davies.

Attempt blocked. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Roles.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ben Cabango.

Goal!

Goal! Swansea City 6, Cambridge United 0. Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jack Evans (Swansea City).

George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Barrie McKay (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Surridge.

Attempt blocked. Sam Surridge (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wayne Routledge.

Foul by Sam Surridge (Swansea City).

Louis John (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Jack Evans replaces Tom Carroll.

Foul by Tivonge Rushesha (Swansea City).

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Knowles (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Darling.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Sam Smith replaces Harvey Knibbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Tom Knowles replaces Andrew Dallas.

Foul by George Byers (Swansea City).

Jack Roles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Swansea City. Wayne Routledge tries a through ball, but Sam Surridge is caught offside.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by George Maris.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Tivonge Rushesha replaces Kyle Naughton.

Attempt missed. Ben Cabango (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Carroll following a set piece situation.

Kristoffer Peterson (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Roles (Cambridge United).

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Roles (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Barrie McKay replaces Jordan Garrick.

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