Bournemouth thrash Swansea 5-0 in FA Cup Brooks stars with goal and two assists

Bournemouth thrash Swansea 5-0 in FA Cup Brooks stars with goal and two assists

Wales International David Brooks Shines in Bournemouth’s 5-0 FA Cup Victory over Swansea

Bournemouth’s Wales international, David Brooks, showcased his brilliance by scoring one goal and providing two assists, leading Bournemouth to a commanding 5-0 victory over Swansea in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Brooks emerged as the star player for the Cherries, guiding them to their most significant FA Cup win against a Football League side since the 1927-28 season when they defeated Bristol Rovers 6-1.

Both teams made five changes from their weekend line-ups, but Bournemouth effortlessly handled their Championship visitors, securing a spot in the last 16 for only the third time since 1989.

Early Domination by Bournemouth

Andoni Iraola’s Premier League side quickly established a 3-0 lead within the first quarter of an hour, taking advantage of Swansea’s defensive shortcomings on the south coast.

In the seventh minute, defender Lloyd Kelly, unmarked after coming up from the back, hooked Brooks’ free-kick into the roof of the net, giving Bournemouth the lead. Three minutes later, Brooks broke free down the right, setting up Alex Scott for the second goal.

Kyle Naughton hit the post for Swansea before Luis Sinisterra capitalized on a mistake by Swansea goalkeeper Andrew Fisher to score Bournemouth’s third with a confident finish into the far corner.

The irrepressible Brooks added the fourth just before half-time, latching onto Dominic Solanke’s pass and side-footing past the helpless Fisher. Solanke then contributed to the fifth goal a minute before half-time, taking advantage of more defensive lapses from the visitors.

Second Half and Bournemouth’s Dominance

Manager Iraola rested Solanke for the second half, bringing on Kieffer Moore. Moore had a chance to make it 6-0 shortly after coming on but narrowly missed connecting with James Hill’s floated cross.

Despite several attempts in the second half, Bournemouth couldn’t add to their tally. The only setback for the Cherries was losing defender James Hill to injury in the second half.

This dominant performance from Bournemouth, with Brooks as the standout player, boosts the team’s confidence as they look forward to the next round of the FA Cup.