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Swansea City (A)

Notts travel to south Wales for Emirates FA Cup fourth-round replay

6 February 2018

Notts County travel to Swansea City looking to book a place in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup.

After holding the Swans to a creditable 1-1 draw at Meadow Lane, the Magpies now make the journey to the Liberty Stadium with a televised trip to Sheffield Wednesday awaiting the winners in the next round.

Swansea have been rejuvenated under new manager Carlos Carvalhal, losing just once since the Portuguese took charge in late December, but Premier League survival remainds their priority and that could provide Notts with a perfect opportunity to cause an upset.

Notts first-team coach Mark Crossley says...

"I don't think we have to say too much to the players. We are going to go down there and give it a good go, like we did in the second half at home.

"Hopefully the players will take that performance on board and we can play like that from kick-off."

"We have got nothing to lose. A lot of people say it's a free hit and we can look at it like that. We can go out there and express ourselves.

"It's the FA Cup and anything can happen."

Click here for more from Crossley.

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal says...

"I am experienced enough in English football to know it won’t be easy. They ask different questions.

"This is the best thing I can say, all games ask questions and you have to answer them.

"These teams ask questions Premier League teams don’t put to you so we have to be ready for the right answers.

"We will play with a strong team as we respect the competition and Notts County.

"If we win we go to the next step, if we lose it’s not the end of the world."

Team news

Brighton loanee Ben Hall is ineligible and fellow new signing Mason Bennett is cup-tied for Notts, who are also without suspended goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons for the trip to south Wales.

Swansea were dealt a double blow during their 1-1 draw with Leicester as midfielder Leroy Fer and striker Wilfried Bony both suffered season-ending injuries.

That could open the door for Tom Carroll and Tammy Abraham to be recalled, while new signings Andy King and Andre Ayew are ineligible.

Renato Sanches will miss out after limping off with an injury at Meadow Lane while Angel Rangel and Leon Britton are unlikely to be risked by the Swansea manager.


Swans loanee Tammy Abraham is a natural goalscorer who has risen through Chelsea’s youth ranks with a superb scoring record – 74 in 98 appearances between 2014 and 2016.

That form saw the 20-year-old sent on loan to Bristol City, where he enjoyed an outstanding debut season in senior football which earned him a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge prior to joining the Swans on another season-long loan.

The striker scored 26 goals in 48 games for the Robins, winning the club’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, and then helped England’s under-21 side to the semi-finals of the European Championships.

Five goals in the first two months of the season led to the youngster earning his first caps for England in the November friendlies against Germany and Brazil, though he has not found the back of the net since a match-winning brace against Huddersfield Town on 14 October.

We've met before

The head-to-head standings favour the home side, who have won 30 of the 71 previous meetings between the sides.

This will be the fourth FA Cup tie between the teams, with both sides winning a game each and the other being a draw.

Notts came out 3-1 winners in January 1931 before the Swans took revenge three years later with a 1-0 victory.

The last meeting ended in a stalemate as Jon Stead and Luciano Narsingh both found the net for their respective sides.

County's last win at Swansea came in February 2001, when a solitary strike from Michael Brough was enough to give the Magpies a 1-0 victory.

What are the odds?

Sky Bet have priced Notts up at 11/2 outsiders to cause an upset against the Swans, while the hosts are odds-on favourites at 1/2 to be the ones travelling to Sheffield Wednesday in round five. The draw, which would see the tie go to extra time, is 16/5.

Notts are 16/1 to record a 1-0 win or 40/1 to come away from the Liberty Stadium with a 2-0 success.

Fancy the Magpies to win and keep a clean sheet? It's 12/1 for Nolan's men to win to-nil and the same odds for both teams to score with County coming out on top.

Nolan's side winning on penalties is 16/1 or 28/1 to win after extra time against Carvalhal's outfit.

Former Swansea man Richard Duffy will be desperate to impress against his boyhood club and the defender is 500/1 to be the only name on the scoresheet in a 1-0 Notts win. He's 50/1 to open the scoring.

Jon Stead, meanwhile, has been in fine form, scoring in every round of the competition so far this season, including the winner at Brentford in round three. He's 10/1 to bag the opener in south Wales and another 1-0 win with the striker scoring the only goal is 110/1 in the scorecast market.

You can bet on the game here.

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Notts suffer defeat at Swansea

Premier League side progress to fifth round

6 February 2018

Notts County were beaten 8-1 by Premier League side Swansea City in an Emirates FA Cup fourth-round replay at the Liberty Stadium.

Noor Husin bagged the Magpies' goal, curling home a lovely effort to reduce the deficit to 3-1 in the first half.

But goals from Tammy Abraham (2), Nathan Dyer (2), Kyle Naughton, Wayne Routledge, Tom Carroll and Daniel James overpowered Kevin Nolan's men.

The Notts boss made three changes to the side that beat Crewe Alexandra at the weekend.

Dan Jones and Shola Ameobi dropped to the bench, while Elliott Hewitt was absent through illness. Carl Dickinson, Matty Virtue and Terry Hawkridge came into the side.

Notts were facing an uphill task against Premier League opposition and, after a string of half-chances, the Swans took the lead when Luciano Narsingh was released to the byline. He cut the ball back for Abraham to finish neatly at the near post.

It was 2-0 shortly afterwards, Abraham playing a perfectly-weighted through ball for the pacey Dyer to race on to. He finished superbly beyond the onrushing Collin.

Dyer added his second on the half-hour, Narsingh cutting the ball back for him to curl into the bottom corner with aplomb from 20 yards.

It could have been four when Mike van der Hoorn headed the ball over after meeting a corner unmarked six yards out.

Chances had been hard to come by for the Magpies but they capitalised on the first when it came their way, Husin curling the ball into the bottom corner superbly after it had squirmed his way on the edge of the area.

It was the start of a strong spell of Notts pressure towards the end of the half, during which Jorge Grant was denied by Swans keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt who had to palm the midfielder's powerful snapshot away.

The Magpies had to remain alert at the other end, however, and shortly after Virtue had made an excellent covering challenge to deny Sam Clucas, the hosts reestablished their three-goal cushion.

It came in first-half stoppage time when Narsingh was released down the right before cutting the ball back for Abraham to finish superbly.

Notts reemerged unchanged and had a half-chance shortly after the restart when Stead robbed Van der Hoorn in the area. He couldn't bend the ball beyond the keeper, however.

Collin made a good save to deny Routledge at his near post following strong link-up play with Dyer, but there was nothing the keeper could do from the resultant corner when Naughton's heavily deflected effort found its way into the back of the net.

Not to be denied a goal of his own, Routledge added his side's sixth when he picked up the scraps following Dickinson's excellent challenge to halt Dyer. He curled the ball into the bottom corner expertly.

Nolan's first changes saw Lewis Alessandra and Husin replaced by the returning Rob Milsom and Jonathan Forte shortly before Alan Smith came on for Stead.

But the new trio's presence couldn't prevent the Swans from adding their seventh of the evening, Carroll picking out Collin's top corner with a phenomenal snapshot.

Swansea's eighth went to senior debutant James, who came off the bench to volley the ball home from the edge of the area.

Two minutes were added on at the end of the match, during which Virtue was booked for a foul on Kyle Bartley - the final action of note on a difficult night for the Magpies.

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Ticket News

Tickets: Swansea (A)

Prices and other details for all-ticket clash

6 February 2018

Notts County supporters have until 1pm on Tuesday 6 February to secure their ticket for the Emirates FA Cup replay at Swansea City.

The Magpies travel to the Liberty Stadium for a match which will be televised live on BBC One (kick-off 8.05pm), with a fifth-round trip to Sheffield Wednesday awaiting the victors.

Supporters must purchase their tickets from Meadow Lane before 1pm on Tuesday 6 February. No tickets will be available to purchase at the Liberty Stadium on the day.

Those who are unable to get to Meadow Lane should call 0115 955 7210 to arrange to collect their tickets from Swansea's ticket office, located in the South Stand (opposite the Harvester).

Notts have received an allocation of 1,032 reserved covered seat tickets located behind the goal in the North Stand.

Prices are as follows:

Season ticket holders

Adult: £10

60 and over: £8

Student: £8

Under 16: £1

Non-season ticket holders

Adult: £15

60 and over: £10

Student: £10

Under 16: £1

It is essential supporters provide their customer number/postcode when purchasing away tickets.

Disabled supporters

In line with Swansea’s policy, tickets for supporters with a disability and their personal assistants are available to those who receive the higher rate of Living Allowance or equivalent.

Ambulant disabled supporters should obtain tickets in advance from Notts County. They are priced at the appropriate age-related rate for the disabled supporter with a personal assistant ticket issued free of charge. Ambulant disabled supporters will be sold tickets from the main allocation and allocated on Row J for easy access.

Wheelchair disabled supporters should obtain tickets in advance from Notts County. They are priced at the appropriate age-related rate for the disabled supporter with a personal assistant ticket issued free of charge. Notts have been allocated six pairs of tickets.

Official away travel

Official away travel will depart from near the club shop on Meadow Lane at 2pm.

Prices are as follows:

General adult/senior: £23

General under 18: £14

Season ticket holders/Lifeline members/NCFCOSA members: £22

Season ticket holder under 18: £13

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