Swansea City 2-3 Norwich City
A Grant Holt brace and an Anthony Pilkington goal were enough to see off Swansea in a rollercoaster of a game at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea took the lead in the 23rd minute through Danny Graham, the former Watford striker taking advantage of some woeful defending to latch on to Nathan Dyer's excellent threaded throughball. This did not deter the Canaries though, who were an attacking threat throughout. However, they had to wait until the first 15 minutes of the second half before turning the tie on its head. Their equaliser came through Holt in the 47th minute, the ball bouncing off his back and beyond the hapless Michel Vorm in the Swansea goal. Norwich didn't have to wait long to take the lead as four minutes later, a Pilkington shot deflected wildly off Neil Taylor, wrong-footing Vorm and burying the ball at the back of the Swansea net. Norwich effectively sewed the game up in the 63rd minute with a sweeping break. Pilkington passed to Elliott Bennett who found an unmarked Holt with a perfect pass. The Canaries striker didn't waste the opportunity to score his second of the game. Swansea looked deflated by this point but to their credit, they kept plugging away and scored a second goal three minutes from time. Norwich failed to clear a corner and the referee blew up for a rather soft penalty. Graham made no mistake from 12 yards, burying the ball past John Ruddy. The home side tried to score an equaliser in the dying moments of the game but it was to no avail as Norwich ran out deserved winners.