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Cullen hits four as Swansea advance

28 Jan 2020
Liam Cullen, Swansea City

Welsh forward scores all the goals as Swans beat Everton 4-0 to qualify for International Cup quarter-finals

Liam Cullen scored all of his side's goals as Swansea City beat Everton 4-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Premier League International Cup.

The Wales Under-21 international, pictured, completed his hat-trick after just 20 minutes and added a fourth just before the hour mark, making it 17 goals for the season and 10 in January alone.

The Swans top Group D with seven points and qualify for the knockout stages of the competition for the first time in three years.  

Everton finish fourth with one point from three matches.

See: Everton reportSwansea report

Group A

A Callum Wright brace earned Leicester City a 2-1 comeback win over Dinamo Zagreb, but it was not enough to secure a spot in the last eight.

The Croatian side took the side after 22 minutes through Leon Sipos, only for Wright to strike twice in reply.

Leicester finish second in Group A with six points, but they miss out on being one of the two best-placed runners-up on goal difference.

See: Leicester report

Group B

Brighton & Hove Albion finished their International Cup campaign with a 3-2 defeat by Group B winners Wolfsburg.

Julian Justvan put the German side in front before Bojan Radulovic levelled for Brighton.

Anton Stach's deflected effort and a Mamoudou Karamoko penalty gave Wolfsburg a 3-1 lead, with Teddy Jenks grabbing a late consolation.

Brighton end Group B in third place with one point, while Wolfsburg finish top with a 100 per cent record.

Second-placed West Ham United reach the knockout round as one of the two best-placed runners-up. 

See: Brighton report

Quarter-final draw

The confirmed quarter-finalists are group winners Arsenal, Wolfsburg, Benfica, Swansea, Derby County and the two best-placed runners-up West Ham and Monaco.

The remaining place will be decided when the final Group E match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool takes place at Molineux on Wednesday night.

The draw for the last-eight stage will take place on Thursday 30 January.

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