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The Sport Matrix: Monday 25 February 2013

Five alive for Swansea as Bradford beaten

Swansea City eased to the first major trophy in their 101-year history as they overwhelmed League Two Bradford City 5-0 at Wembley yesterday.

Nathan Dyer, right, and Jonathan de Guzman scored two apiece, with Michu also grabbing his 19th goal of the season, as Bradford played the final half-hour with 10 men following the dismissal of goalkeeper Matt Duke. The Welsh side will now compete in the Europa League next season.

"It's the most important trophy I've won," Swans manager Michael Laudrup, said. "Swansea is not the biggest in the Premier League but we are here winning a trophy and that is fantastic." MORE

Cissé helps Toon move up the table

Newcastle came from behind to beat Southampton 4-2 for a third league win in four matches, moving United six points clear of the relegation zone. Moussa Sissoko and Papiss Cissé scored in the first-half before Yohan Cabaye's penalty and an own goal sealed the points. MORE

City don't give up the title chase yet

Yaya Touré and Carlos Tevez scored second-half goals to earn Manchester City a 2-0 win over Chelsea at Eastlands and trim the gap with leaders Manchester United to 12 points. Chelsea's Frank Lampard had a penalty saved by Joe Hart with the game still goalless. MORE

Campbell keeps Cardiff in the clear

Fraizer Campbell scored twice as Cardiff deepened Wolves' relegation woes with a 2-1 victory at Molineux. The forward scored two headers to make it five goals in five matches since his move from Sunderland. Bakary Sako scored a consolation but Wolves remain in the bottom three.

Opinion: James Lawton

Phil Parkinson also achieved something that will not be easily forgotten. He put on the national stage the embattled belief that sometimes you make a very good job of fighting the most impossible odds. MORE

James hits heights in Minsk yet again

Becky James became the first British cyclist in history to win four medals at a single World Championships after taking gold in the keirin. The 21-year-old ended with two gold and two bronze medals in Minsk. page 47

Federer has 2014 on the horizon

Roger Federer says his reduced schedule this year is to help give him options for 2014. "It's about having enough time off," the Swiss said. "So that when 2014 comes around I'm in a position with options, which this year I almost wasn't." MORE

Giants survive scare to stay top

Jermaine McGillvary scored a hat-trick as Huddersfield squeezed to an 18-16 win at Wakefield to stay top of the Super League, but only after surviving a late scare. Lee Smith had a late score for the hosts chalked off for a forward pass. MORE

Saint-André left baffled by referee

France coach Philippe Saint-André was left baffled by the showing of referee Craig Joubert during Saturday's defeat to England at Twickenham. "We were penalised a lot," he said. "I don't know why. There were things that confused me." MORE

Scots still in hunt as Laidlaw flays Irish

Greg Laidlaw scored all 12 points as Scotland overcame Ireland 12-8 in the Six Nations yesterday to keep their title hopes alive. Ireland led through a Patrick Jackson penalty at the interval but failed to make their possession majority count at Murrayfield. MORE

Bring on big boys, says Allardyce

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce feels his team perform better against the bigger sides. "We enjoy playing against the big boys," he said ahead of tonight's visit of Tottenham Hotspur. "It seems to bring the best out of our players and, hopefully, it will be the same this time."

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