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An Unlikely Pair of Cup Finalists, February 22nd, 2013 1:23PM

TAGS:  england


Only one trophy will be decided this weekend, and that is the Capital One Cup final at Wembley on Sunday between Swansea City and Bradford City, arguably the unlikeliest pair of finalists in English cup history. Welsh club Swansea is making the first-ever major cup final appearance in its history, while Bradford hasn’t won anything since the FA Cup in 1911.

Bradford, currently 11th-place in League Two, is only the second club from England’s fourth division to play in the League Cup final (now known as the Capital One Cup). Should it win on Sunday, the Bantams would become the second lower division club to beat four first division clubs en route to the League Cup title.

Both clubs, meanwhile, are going through a poor run heading into the final. Bradford has won only once in League Two this year, while Swansea, currently eighth in the English Premier League, has managed just two wins in its last eight games in all competitions, failing to find the net in six of those. The club’s last goal away from home came in the 2-0 Capital One Cup semifinal first-leg win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in early January.

(The Capital One Cup final airs on Sunday, 11 am ET on BeIN Sport.)

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