FA Cup: Swansea wins 8-1, Huddersfield sets up Man U match

 
 
Updated 2/6/2018 4:43 PM
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  • Swansea City's Kyle Naughton (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring his side's fifth goal against Notts County during the Emirates FA Cup, fourth round replay match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, England, Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP)

    Swansea City's Kyle Naughton (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring his side's fifth goal against Notts County during the Emirates FA Cup, fourth round replay match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, England, Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP) Associated Press

  • Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal reacts before the game against Notts County, during the Emirates FA Cup, fourth round replay match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, England, Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP)

    Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal reacts before the game against Notts County, during the Emirates FA Cup, fourth round replay match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, England, Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP) Associated Press

  • Swansea City's Wayne Routledge, left, celebrates with team-mates Nathan Dyer, right, and Tammy Abraham after scoring his side's sixth goal against Notts County during the Emirates FA Cup, fourth round replay soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, England, Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP)

    Swansea City's Wayne Routledge, left, celebrates with team-mates Nathan Dyer, right, and Tammy Abraham after scoring his side's sixth goal against Notts County during the Emirates FA Cup, fourth round replay soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, England, Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP) Associated Press

  • Huddersfield Town's Steve Mounie, right, scores his side's second goal of the game during the English FA Cup, fourth round replay match Birmingham City versus Huddersfield Town at St Andrews, Birmingham, England Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)

    Huddersfield Town's Steve Mounie, right, scores his side's second goal of the game during the English FA Cup, fourth round replay match Birmingham City versus Huddersfield Town at St Andrews, Birmingham, England Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP) Associated Press

With a club-record 8-1 win in the FA Cup, Swansea offered further evidence of its revival under new manager Carlos Carvalhal on Tuesday.

Huddersfield was another winner in the fourth-round replays, beating second-tier Birmingham 4-1 after extra time to set up a last-16 meeting with Manchester United - three days after losing at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

Carvalhal has masterminded wins for Swansea over Liverpool and Arsenal in recent weeks to lift the Welsh club out of the Premier League's relegation zone.

Notts County, a team from England's fourth tier, provided a much easier test and Swansea took advantage by scoring four goals in each half at Liberty Stadium. The teams drew 1-1 in the original match last month.

"It's important if it's the best result in the (club's) history, but the most important thing is the attitude of the players that made all the difference," Carvalhal said. "I spoke to them before the game that we had a challenge."

Carvalhal played a team filled largely with fringe players and two of them - Tammy Abraham and Nathan Dyer - scored twice in the first half. Kyle Naughton, Wayne Routledge, Tom Carroll and debutant Daniel James added more goals after halftime to complete Swansea's biggest FA Cup win.

"I don't think they deserved to win 8-1 but it is one of those games where their finishing was Premier League standard," said Notts County manager Kevin Nolan, who played in England's top division for Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham.

The reward for Carvalhal is a meeting with the club that fired him in December, second-tier Sheffield Wednesday.

Huddersfield came from behind at St. Andrew's, needing an own-goal to take the game to extra time at 1-1. Steve Mounie, Rajiv van La Parra and Tom Ince scored in the extra 30 minutes as the northern club ultimately eased through.

Huddersfield may have lost at Old Trafford on Saturday, but David Wagner's side beat United at home in October.

In the other match Tuesday, third-tier Rochdale beat second-tier Millwall 1-0 and will play either Tottenham or fourth-tier Newport in the fifth round. Their replay is on Wednesday.

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Steve Douglas is at www.twitter.com/sdouglas80

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