Capital One Cup Preview: Swansea City v Middlesbrough

TONY Mowbray summed up the importance of a final-four Capital One Cup place with a neat trivia question.

Alan Pardew: Possession is key to win against Swansea

POSSESSION will be 9/10ths of the law as Newcastle look to find a winning formula this afternoon.

Papiss Cisse at centre of club-country row

NEWCASTLE United are battling to head off a bitter club-versus-country row which could stop Papiss Cissé from spearheading the Magpies’ attack against Swansea.

Swansea City 2 Sunderland 2 - Mark Smith's match analysis

SO, this is what 12 million quid, give or take, buys you.

Cleansing of the soul required, says Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew wants to see his team “take the game” to Bolton – after admitting Friday’s defeat of Swansea wasn’t “good for the soul”.

Sunderland can do better, says Martin O'Neill

DESPITE their 2-0 win over Swansea City at the Stadium of Light, Black Cats boss Martin O’Neill insisted his Sunderland side could do much better after a less than convincing display.

Brown: Sunderland's confidence now sky high

SUNDERLAND defender Wes Brown believes a surge of confidence is responsible for the club’s recent run of good form following their 2-0 win over Swansea City.

Sunderland 2 Swansea City 0

TWO pieces of individual brilliance wrapped up the points for Sunderland, who otherwise looked an age away from the team which has raised its game since Martin O’Neill took over the managerial reins from Steve Bruce.

Phil Bardsley: SAFC are a different prospect now

THE names on the team-sheet will be pretty similar, but Phil Bardsley has warned Swansea City that tomorrow they will face a totally different team to the one they played in August.

David Vaughan puts club before country

SUNDERLAND midfielder David Vaughan will be up against a side from his own country on Saturday – but geography will stop him treating the Swansea fixture as his own personal derby.

Alan Pardew bemoans NUFC's lack of luck

A LUCKY break was all that was missing from Newcastle’s repertoire, manager Alan Pardew claimed, after his side were held to a goalless draw at St James’ Park by Swansea.

Jonas Gutierrez angry at failure to win

NEWCASTLE midfielder Jonás Gutiérrez expressed his anger that his side failed to cash in on the chances created in the 0-0 draw against Swansea.

Swansea City 0 Sunderland 0

IT is a long way to south Wales, for this. Seven hundred miles in fact.

Swansea City 0 Sunderland 0

SWANSEA'S inability to take their chances left them still awaiting their first Barclays Premier League goal and win after drawing with Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium.

Simon Mignolet: SAFC must keep out Swans

SUNDERLAND goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is warning his team-mates not to underestimate Premier League new boys Swansea City.

Darlington 4 Middlesbrough 2

MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray has warned Premier League new boys Swansea City they will not pick up Leroy Lita and Marvin Emnes on the cheap.

Neil Taylor pursuit is in its final stage for NUFC

NEWCASTLE United’s drawn out pursuit of Swansea left-back Neil Taylor is finally reaching end game after being referred to a Premier League arbitration panel.

NUFC bid for Neil Taylor rejected by Swansea City

SWANSEA City have rejected Newcastle United’s bid for left-back Neil Taylor.

Newcastle still confident of signing Neil Taylor

NEWCASTLE United remain confident of signing left-back Neil Taylor, despite speculation they will be dragged into a legal dispute over the Swansea player.

Middlesbrough 3 Swansea City 4

SHELL-SHOCKED Tony Mowbray blamed his shambolic defence after Middlesbrough let slip a commanding lead.

Injury crisis frustrating for Boro boss Mowbray

MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray admits the club’s injury crisis is a frustration ahead of today’s clash against Swansea City at the Riverside.

Swansea City 1 Middlesbrough 0

MIDDLESBROUGH manager Tony Mowbray was left frustrated after a battling display by his side went unrewarded at Swansea.

Leon Best: We'll prove we are best team

LEON Best has told Newcastle United they must live with being “the Manchester United of the Championship” but the character they showed at Swansea City has only strengthened his view that the Magpies will finish the season as title winners.

Hughton: Newcastle must improve away days

NEWCASTLE United take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium today determined to improve a poor away record which saw their lead at the top of the Championship overhauled this week.

Middlesbrough 1, Swansea City 1

BELEAGUERED Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan fears his injury woes have deepened after Chris Riggott limped off late in the lacklustre 1-1 draw with Swansea.

Swansea 0, Middlesbrough 3

GARETH Southgate praised the professional display that ended Middlesbrough’s away day horrors, but insisted no one was getting carried away.

Carlisle United 0, Swansea City 0

CARLISLE United boss John Ward refused to concede the League One title after his side were forced to settle for a battling point against impressive leaders Swansea.

Livesey back from depths of despair

CARLISLE can take a huge step towards the Championship with victory over Swansea tonight.

That was no pretty picture – Painter

HAVING been made to suffer from the stands by Carlisle United on Saturday, Swansea’s Marcos Painter is hoping for the chance to take his frustration out on the Cumbrians this evening.

Hartlepool Utd 1 Swansea City 3

WITH no television studio pundits to use slow-motion or dozens of camera angles to dissect it, Lee Probert’s decision to give Swansea a penalty at Victoria Park will go down as just another bizarre refereeing decision.

Carlisle close in on leaders

CARLISLE United earned a valuable draw on Saturday, which closes the gap on League One leaders Swansea to six points, writes ANDY HALL.

Swansea City 1, Hartlepool United 0

HARTLEPOOL are now without a win in four League One games after a late Angel Rangel strike sent Swansea to the top of the table.

Wilson gunning for the leaders

DANNY Wilson is determined to dethrone another League One leader in South Wales today as high-flying Hartlepool attempt to shock Swansea.

Swansea City, 2 Carlisle 1

SO near and yet so far summed up Carlisle’s frustration on a night that promised so much but in the end delivered nothing.

Darlington news

Darlington could be prepared to part with record buy Julian Joachim - now that manager Dave Penney has signed Swansea striker Pawel Abbott.

Carlisle United 1, Swansea 2

Carlisle United are out of the play-offs. But they gave it a real go in the second half - beaten only by a controversial stoppage-time winner from on-loan Swansea striker Darryl Duffy.

Swansea City 5, Carlisle United 0

When you face the prospect of a 350-mile return journey with only the memories of the last 90 minutes to keep you company, you could be forgiven for expecting your team to give everything for the cause, irrespective of the result, writes Mike Corry.

Darlington 1, Swansea City 3

For a man who had just been reminded what defeat tastes like, Dave Penney was in a jovial mood on Saturday night.

Darlington 1, Swansea 2

Darlington finally met their match when their six-game winning run was brought to an end by a classy Swansea.

Final gives Hawley ideal shop window

Carlisle striker Karl Hawley believes tomorrow's Football League Trophy final against Swansea provides the ideal opportunity to showcase his talent to potential suitors in the Premiership.

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