FA Cup: Swansea City 1-2 Bristol City – Sam Bell’s strike gives the Robins an extra time win

Mark Sykes
Mark Sykes opened the scoring after scoring his first goals for Bristol City in the win against Birmingham last Saturday

Bristol City progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup when Sam Bell’s extra-time goal secured a 2-1 replay at Swansea City.

Mark Sykes put Bristol City ahead only for Ollie Cooper to set up an extra 30 minutes from time when he scored with his first touch.

Swansea had chances to triumph but it was Bell’s academy product night.

The 20-year-old ran in from almost halfway to score a memorable first senior goal for his hometown club.

Bell’s intervention was Bristol City’s second successive win, a welcome boost after a run of just one win in 12 games in all competitions.

The Robins are also unbeaten in five games, while Swansea’s inconsistent form continues.

The Welsh side had lost just once in four games prior to this one – against Championship leaders Burnley – but all hope of winning the cup was lost as they failed to convert their chances.

While Swansea’s focus for the remainder of the season will be on pushing for a place in the Championship play-offs, Bristol City can look forward to a domestic cup tie against West Bromwich Albion later this month.

More to come.

They set up


Forming 4-3-3

  • 1Fisher
  • 26Naughton
  • 5Cabango
  • 23WoodBooked for 90 min
  • 29SorinolaReplaced byManningon 73′minute
  • 18CundleBooked in 94 min
  • 22LatibeaudiereBooked for 120 min
  • 8GrimesReplaced byAllenon 90′minute
  • 45CongreveReplaced byCooperon 72′minute
  • 17PyroesReplaced byCullenon 62′minute
  • 10NtchamReplaced byFultonon 90′minute


  • 3Manning
  • 4Fulton
  • 6Darling
  • 7Allen
  • 13The band
  • 20Cullen
  • 31Cooper
  • 35McFayden
  • 48Cotterill

Bristol City

Forming 4-3-3

  • 12O’Leary
  • 19Tanner
  • 26Vyner
  • 5Atkinson
  • 16PringBooked in 75 minutesReplaced byDasilvaon 88′minute
  • 7ScottReplaced byWilliamson 57′minute
  • 4NaismithReplaced byKingon 102′minute
  • 6JamesReplaced byTaylor-Clarkeon 102′minute
  • 17Sykes
  • 21WellsReplaced bybellon 57′minute
  • 11SemenyoBooked for 120 min


  • 1Bentley
  • 3Dasilva
  • 8Williams
  • 10King
  • 20bell
  • 27Kaji
  • 35Taylor-Clarke

Graham Scott


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