Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is impressed by Swansea City over their Capital One Cup final triumph.

Pardew admits to a little envy after seeing Michael Laudrup's Swansea men lift their first ever major trophy with a 5-0 demolition of League Two Bradford at Wembley on Sunday.

He said: "Yes, absolutely, fair play to them. We haven't had a trophy here for a long, long while and we are desperate for one.

"Swansea won that trophy - forget about the final, to beat Chelsea over two legs deserved a trophy in itself because that's a tough agenda, so they deserved it, every bit of it, and well played to the manager and the players."