Swansea lose to 4th-tier Oxford in 1st big shock in FA Cup
MANCHESTER, England (AP) Premier League struggler Swansea was humbled in a 3-2 loss at fourth-tier Oxford on Sunday for the first big shock in the third round of the FA Cup.
Fifty-four places separate the teams in the English football pyramid and Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero gave an indication of the supposed difference in class by backheeling Swansea into the lead in the 23rd minute.
However, Oxford scored three goals in 14 minutes either side of the halftime break and Bafetimbi Gomis' 66th-minute reply proved only a consolation for Swansea.
Swansea, which is in the midst of a relegation fight in the Premier League, came unstuck after making 10 changes for the game.
Four Premier League teams were eliminated on Saturday, but only after losing to fellow top-flight sides.