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Swansea are top of the log!
United are bottom!
2-1 to the visitors!
First time since 1972 United have started with a loss.
Lots of last minutes action!
No goal though!
Same old United.
Another tame cross in the box.
Fellaini does his best to get nowhere near it.
Two minutes to go.
Maybe just maybe Woodward will open his wallet now...— Hylton Deon Ackerman (@ackershd) August 16, 2014
Maybe just maybe Woodward will open his wallet now...
Swansea fans singing "Is this a library, it's so quiet"...
Might as well be. Little action.
Four minutes to go.
Swans to grab a third?
Normal time is up.
Young crosses the ball over all the players in the box and out for a goal kick.
89' One minute of regular time left.
United fans flooding out of Old Trafford.
87' - There is a crisis at United.
They simply cannot afford to play this poorly.
Created two chances in the second half.
Mata, Nani, Fellaini all very very poor today. Plus the Little Pea who has subbed at half time.
What has Nani done since coming on?
Fellaini? He's tried to get sent off but failed.
Nobody appreciates the need for consistency, keeping @manutd at the level they're accustomed to. #vangaal, you Dutch genius.— Neal Collins (@nealcol) August 16, 2014
Nobody appreciates the need for consistency, keeping @manutd at the level they're accustomed to. #vangaal, you Dutch genius.
84' - Young goes on a run and shoots.
Tame shot though.
Last year, United thrashed Swansea 4-0 in the opening fixture of the 2013/14 season.
Now it stands 1-2 with 6 minutes to go.
83' - Gomis dives over a challenge from Blackett.
Yellow for the United youngster.
81' - Phil Jones keep Manchester United in the game.
Brilliant goal saving tackle to deny Gomis a debut goal.
80' - Same old Young.
His free kick finds the first white shirt and is headed clear.
79' - Fellaini is actually terrible in the air.
Wins a corner by ducking out of the way.
Undefeated in pre-season, United are staring down the barrel in game one of the EPL season.
Van Gaal Version pic.twitter.com/if5qFixR36— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) August 16, 2014
Van Gaal Version pic.twitter.com/if5qFixR36
75' - It's the visitors that lead 2-1.
#vangaalout #swansea 2-1— Neal Collins (@nealcol) August 16, 2014
#vangaalout #swansea 2-1
Pathetic United defending.
First by Blackett then by Young.
Sigurdsson strikes home.
A lot to be said for Swansea's performance today.
Sold their number one keeper in Michel Vorm, their main attacker in Michu and Ben Davies.
Great photo of Wayne Rooney's acrobatic equaliser for Man Utd. pic.twitter.com/Uy5NUibuMj— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 16, 2014
Great photo of Wayne Rooney's acrobatic equaliser for Man Utd. pic.twitter.com/Uy5NUibuMj
This is passion. Wayne Rooney celebrating his goal. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/di08nemvVC— Jack Boorman (@UnitedHeaven_) August 16, 2014
This is passion. Wayne Rooney celebrating his goal. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/di08nemvVC
67' Who is going to win this game?
It's been all Red for the last twenty minutes but can Swansea snatch a late winner?
Now for those subs.
Montero on for Dyer and Fellaini on for Herrera.
Outside of the goal!
Great strike but no goal!
64' Rooney brought down by Amat.
Great position for a shot.
Rooney or Mata to take?
62' - Subs for both sides.
Jefferson Montero,Ecuador international, on for Swansea.
Marouane Fellaini soon to coming on, possibly for Mata.
61' - Januzaj impossible to contain down the right hand side.
His shot is wide. Well wide.
West Ham lineup vs Spurs:
Adrian, O’Brien, Reid, Collins, Cresswell, Nolan (c), Noble, Kouyate, Downing, Cole, Vaz Te
58' - Swansea struggling to get out of their half now.
United pressing for a second goal.
Spurs lineup vs West Ham:
Lloris, Rose, Kaboul (c), Lennon, Adebayor, Lamela, Dier, Naughton, Eriksen, Capoue, Bentaleb
All time league top scorers:
260 – Shearer
187 – Andy Cole
175 – Henry
174 – Rooney
56' Rooney is loving this game now. A bit more open as the captain almost gets goal side on Ashley Williams.
Swans clear just in time.
The first Van Goal #Rooney #MUFC https://t.co/WLiFDXsQSG— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 16, 2014
The first Van Goal #Rooney #MUFC https://t.co/WLiFDXsQSG
54' It's all happening at Old Trafford.
Swansea make a sub, Shelvey gets a yellow and the crowd is alive!
Corner looped to Rooney who struck it home with a semi-bicycle kick!
United are back in this.
FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 1-2 SWANSEA
Sigurdsson is down and requires treatment after a challenge with Nani
There will be four minutes of added time
United are opting to go long now. Mata has dropped back and now Fellaini is up front with Rooney. United are putting long balls in towards Fellaini
Young shown a yellow card
Young cuts in off his wing and has a go at goal from 25 yards. It requires Fabiankski to make a decent save to keep it out
Blackett is shown a yellow card
Ki is shown a yellow card
Gomis surges into the box but is prevented by getting a shot away thanks to an excellent tackle from Jones
Shelvey does really well to get in the way of a United free kick swung into the box as he diverts it away from Fellaini
Montero does really well on the left. Swansea have great pace throughout their side and that has helped them trouble United consistently on the counter attack
Bony is replaced by Gomis for Swansea
GOAL. Man Utd 1-2 Swansea, the ball dropped to Sigurdsson inside the penalty area and he fired it low past the goalkeeper
United are looking more likely to score as they continue to boss the game. It is a struggle for Swansea to create anything as they're not seeing much of the ball
Changes from both teams as Dyer is replaced by Montero for Swansea and Herrera replaced by Fellaini for United
Rooney hits a superb free kick for United from 25 yards. It bends and dips but strikes against the post
United are dominating the ball and it is difficult for Swansea to get much time or space
Januzaj picks up the ball on the right and cuts inside before going for goal. He strikes it well wide of the target
United put together a decent move down their left. Amat just manages to clear the danger as Mata looks to shoot in the box
Rooney wriggles past Williams in the Swansea box but the defender just manages to get a foot on the ball and prevent Rooney getting a shot away
Shelvey shown a yellow card
Taylor is replaced by Tiendalli for Swansea
GOAL. Man Utd 1-1 Swansea, Rooney scores with an acrobatic volley from close range after a Mata corner was flicked on by Jones at the front post
Bony strikes a half-volley towards goal from 25 yards out but puts it straight into the hands of De Gea
Mata's free kick into the box is cleared as far as Fletcher on the edge of the box. He drags his shot wide of the target but the whistle has gone for a foul on Dyer in the box
Swansea's Taylor shown a yellow card
Javier Hernández has been replaced by Nani at half-time
Manchester United kick off the second half at Old Trafford
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