Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal has praised his players for creating a “little part of history” in their 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup.
Swansea ran out convincing winners at the Liberty Stadium thanks to goals from Jordan Ayew and Nathan Dyer.
Swansea’s victory over the Owls has put them in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 1964 and Carvalhal was pleased with the outcome against a side that was “not easy to break”.
“1964 is a long time ago, I know because I was born in ’65! Swansea have now made the best path in the cup since then so it’s a little part of history and we are happy about that. I’m very proud of my players,” the Portuguese manager told BBC Sport.
“We made some changes but the team still competed. We expected a lot from Sheffield Wednesday. It’s not easy to break their defensive organisation and they are a threat on the counterattack. The first half was like that.
“At the break we weren’t happy with the score. We needed more energy and intensity, so we brought on Martin Olsson and Jordan Ayew and they had a big impact.
“Two or three minutes into the second half I thought things would change. After that we shut the doors and the windows and I think we deserved the win, but Sheffield Wednesday did well in the two games.”