06-Feb-2018 22:02:25 | The Guardian
Carlos Carvalhal can look forward to a reunion with the club he departed on Christmas Eve and only four days before pitching up in south Wales as Swansea swept aside Notts County to stride into the last 16 of the FA Cup and set up an intriguing tie at Sheffield Wednesday. It could not have been more comfortable for the Premier League club as they ran riot in front of goal on a night when Nathan Dyer and Tammy Abraham grabbed two goals apiece.
Avoiding relegation, rather than trying to reach Wembley, remains Swansea’s priority this season but a fourth successive home victory – something they have not achieved since May 2016 – and a flurry of goals will do the Welsh club’s confidence no harm as they extended their unbeaten run under Carvalhal to eight matches in all competitions. Dyer’s goals were his first since September 2015, when he got the winner for Leicester City against Aston Villa in the season that Claudio Ranieri’s side went onto win the title. Abraham’s drought in front of goal had been nothing like as long but a player who was wearing an England shirt earlier in the season will still have enjoyed the feeling of scoring for the first time since October.
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