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Dyer beams despite spot snub

Nathan Dyer was delighted to play a leading role in Swansea City's Capital One Cup success, despite being denied a hat-trick.

On a potentially tricky afternoon for the Swans against League Two surprise package Bradford City, Dyer settled any nerves at Wembley as he opened the scoring on 16 minutes.

After Michu made it two, Dyer than netted again early in the second half to put Michael Laudrup's side firmly on course for a first major trophy triumph.

He could have taken home the match ball, but saw Jonathan de Guzman refuse to relinquish penalty-taking duties as the Swans swept to a comfortable 5-0 win.

Asked for his take on proceedings, Dyer told Sky Sports: "I haven't scored for a while, so to get two goals today...

"I obviously wanted the hat-trick with the penalty. I thought I should have got the ball, but it wasn't meant to be and I passed it on. That's the way it went."

On Swansea's achievement, he added: "Swansea City have come so far as a club. To win this cup final is massive for us. The players worked so hard, it's been a great day."

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup blamed himself for the dispute over who took the penalty.

"There was no designated penalty taker, I forgot," he said.

"This was our 36th game of the season and it was our first penalty, so it is my fault because I didn't say who was going to take it if we got one.

"I thought we would go through the whole season without getting one!"