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Wayne inspires Swans to a crucial win over Bluebirds.


SWANSEA....3 CARDIFF....0 WAYNE Routledge set Swansea City on the road to the biggest Welsh derby triumph in 19 years to send new boss Garry Monk into dreamland.

Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Wilfried Bony were on target as Monk's Swans thumped arch-rivals Cardiff 3-0 at the LIberty Stadium in the head coach's first match in charge.

Not since March 1995, when Swansea won 4-1 has there been such a one-sided derby.

While Monk was celebrating one of the greatest moments in his football career, Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he was 'hurting' and challenged his players to bounce back against Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

Monk's men went into the big game against a backdrop of the club being in mini-crisis following the contentious sacking of Michael Laudrup.

But Monk said: "In our training environment we just focussed on the football and worked hard... which is always the best way.

"The players took that intensity and sharpness from training into the match with them. I told them afterwards I couldn't be prouder."

Solskjaer said: "I'm hurt. I hate losing."

Swansea v Cardiff derby special: Pages 50-56


Winger Wayne Routledge celebrates scoring the first goal for Swansea
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Feb 9, 2014
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