Swansea City 8-1 Notts County – Carlos Carvalhal’s men run riot in FA Cup fourth round replay

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Date: Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Venue: Liberty Stadium

Goals: Abraham (18′, 45’+3), Dyer (20′, 30′), Husin (35′) Naughton (53′), Routledge (57′), Carroll (65′), James (82′).

Swansea City booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a resounding 8-1 win over League Two promotion-chasing Notts County.

Tammy Abraham, Nathan Dyer, Kyle Naughton, Wayne Routledge, Tom Carroll and debutant Daniel James were all on target for the Swans, who run riot against Kevin Nolan’s side.

The first real chance of the game fell in favour of the hosts as they looked to take an early lead against the League Two side.

Nathan Dyer pounced on a loose ball before weaving into the visitors’ penalty area, though his effort was directed straight at Adam Collin in the Notts County goal.

Abraham tried his luck from the edge of the area minutes later as he called Collin into action once again.

Swansea finally broke the deadlock inside the 18th minute as Luciano Narisngh’s cross was prodded home by Abraham, who did well to get beyond his man before guiding the ball past Collin to give the hosts the lead.

It took just 90 seconds for the Swans to double their advantage as Abraham’s ball sent Dyer through on goal, and he kept his composure to guide the ball past the outstretched Collin.

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Dyer added a third for the hosts minutes later as Narsingh’s found Dyer, who curled a left-footed effort beyond the County ‘keeper and into the far corner.

The Swans had a golden chance to add a fourth minutes later as Tom Carroll’s corner found Mike van der Hoorn free inside the area, but he couldn’t convert his header from close range.

Noor Husin pulled a goal back for the visitors 10 minutes before the half-time interval, as his curling effort beat Kristoffer Nordfeldt and found the top corner.

Jorge Grant went close to adding another as he tried his luck his luck from inside the area, but Nordfeldt did well to deny the visitors from adding a second.

Though it wasn’t long before the Swans found their fourth of the evening courtesy of Abraham.

Narsingh found the Chelsea loanee in space on the edge of the area, and he dispatched his second of the night to restore the Swans’ three-goal advantage.

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Carlos Carvalhal’s side headed into the break comfortably in the driving seat, having dominated much of the possession throughout the first-half.

And it didn’t take the hosts long to find their fifth of the night after the break as Kyle Naughton’s deflected effort beat goalkeeper Collin.

Carroll’s corner fell to Naughton on the edge of the area, and the former Tottenham defender’s effort managed to find the back of the net with the aid of a deflection.

Carroll made it seven minutes later, as his curling effort from the edge of the area heaped more misery on Kevin Nolan and the travelling supporters.

Substitute Daniel James, who made his first senior debut, netted the Swans’ eighth of the evening as he found the bottom corner with a curling effort from the edge of the area.

And rounded off a comfortable victory for the home side, who were allowed too much time and space by Kevin Nolan’s men.

Carlos Carvalhal will now travel to face his former club Sheffield Wednesday in the fifth round of the competition, but his side’s attention will now turn back to the Premier League when they host Burnley on Saturday afternoon.