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As it happened: Manchester United v Swansea

2014-08-16 08:54
LIVE updates and interactive commentary from the opening English Premiership clash between Manchester United and Swansea.
Last Updated at 21:27
16 Aug 15:40

That's it!

Swansea are top of the log!

United are bottom!

2-1 to the visitors! 

First time since 1972 United have started with a loss.

16 Aug 15:39

Lots of last minutes action!

No goal though!

16 Aug 15:37

New season.

Same old United.

16 Aug 15:37

Another tame cross in the box.

Fellaini does his best to get nowhere near it.

16 Aug 15:36

Two minutes to go.

16 Aug 15:35

Swansea fans singing "Is this a library, it's so quiet"...

Might as well be. Little action.

16 Aug 15:34

Four minutes to go.

Swans to grab a third?

16 Aug 15:34

Normal time is up.

Young crosses the ball over all the players in the box and out for a goal kick.

16 Aug 15:33

89' One minute of regular time left.

United fans flooding out of Old Trafford.

16 Aug 15:32

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.

16 Aug 15:31

What has Nani done since coming on?

Nothing.

Fellaini? He's tried to get sent off but failed.

16 Aug 15:28

84' - Young goes on a run and shoots.

Tame shot though.

16 Aug 15:28

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.

16 Aug 15:27

83' - Gomis dives over a challenge from Blackett.

Yellow for the United youngster.

16 Aug 15:26
Ki into the book.
16 Aug 15:25

81' - Phil Jones keep Manchester United in the game.

Brilliant goal saving tackle to deny Gomis a debut goal.

16 Aug 15:24

80' - Same old Young.

His free kick finds the first white shirt and is headed clear.

16 Aug 15:24

79' - Fellaini is actually terrible in the air.

Wins a corner by ducking out of the way.

Sell it!

16 Aug 15:23

Undefeated in pre-season, United are staring down the barrel in game one of the EPL season.

16 Aug 15:21
77' Bony is off and new signing Gomis is on.
16 Aug 15:19

75' - It's the visitors that lead 2-1.

16 Aug 15:19
Seven of Gylfi Sigurdsson's eight EPL goals for Swansea have come away from home. 
16 Aug 15:18
This would be Swansea's first league win at Old Trafford.
16 Aug 15:17

Pathetic United defending.

First by Blackett then by Young.

Sigurdsson strikes home.

16 Aug 15:16
72' - GOAL! SWANS IN FRONT!
16 Aug 15:15
19 minutes to go.
16 Aug 15:14

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.

16 Aug 15:11

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?

16 Aug 15:10

Now for those subs.

Montero on for Dyer and Fellaini on for Herrera.

16 Aug 15:09
Fabianski had no chance.
16 Aug 15:09

Rooney!!!

Outside of the goal!

Great strike but no goal!

16 Aug 15:08

64' Rooney brought down by Amat.

Great position for a shot.

Rooney or Mata to take?

16 Aug 15:07

62' - Subs for both sides.

Jefferson Montero,Ecuador international, on for Swansea.

Marouane Fellaini soon to coming on, possibly for Mata.


16 Aug 15:05

61' - Januzaj impossible to contain down the right hand side.

His shot is wide. Well wide. 

16 Aug 15:04
60' Only 30 mins for either side to find the winning goal.
16 Aug 15:03

West Ham lineup vs Spurs:

Adrian, O’Brien, Reid, Collins, Cresswell, Nolan (c), Noble, Kouyate, Downing, Cole, Vaz Te

16 Aug 15:03

58' - Swansea struggling to get out of their half now.

United pressing for a second goal.

16 Aug 15:02

Spurs lineup vs West Ham:

Lloris, Rose, Kaboul (c), Lennon, Adebayor, Lamela, Dier, Naughton, Eriksen, Capoue, Bentaleb

16 Aug 15:01

All time league top scorers:

260 – Shearer

187 – Andy Cole

175 – Henry

174 – Rooney

16 Aug 15:01

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.

16 Aug 14:59

54' It's all happening at Old Trafford. 

Swansea make a sub, Shelvey gets a yellow and the crowd is alive!

16 Aug 14:57

Corner looped to Rooney who struck it home with a semi-bicycle kick!

United are back in this.

16 Aug 14:56
Captain fantastic Wayne Rooney!
 
  • 94'

    FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 1-2 SWANSEA

  • 91'

    Sigurdsson is down and requires treatment after a challenge with Nani

  • 90'

    There will be four minutes of added time

  • 89'

    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

  • 87'

    Young shown a yellow card

  • 85'

    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

  • 84'

    Blackett is shown a yellow card

  • 83'

    Ki is shown a yellow card

  • 82'

    Gomis surges into the box but is prevented by getting a shot away thanks to an excellent tackle from Jones

  • 80'

    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

  • 77'

    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

  • 75'

    Bony is replaced by Gomis for Swansea

  • 73'

    GOAL. Man Utd 1-2 Swansea, the ball dropped to Sigurdsson inside the penalty area and he fired it low past the goalkeeper

  • 71'

    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

  • 69'

    Changes from both teams as Dyer is replaced by Montero for Swansea and Herrera replaced by Fellaini for United

  • 67'

    Rooney hits a superb free kick for United from 25 yards. It bends and dips but strikes against the post

  • 65'

    United are dominating the ball and it is difficult for Swansea to get much time or space

  • 63'

    Januzaj picks up the ball on the right and cuts inside before going for goal. He strikes it well wide of the target

  • 61'

    United put together a decent move down their left. Amat just manages to clear the danger as Mata looks to shoot in the box

  • 59'

    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

  • 57'

    Shelvey shown a yellow card

  • 55'

    Taylor is replaced by Tiendalli for Swansea

  • 53'

    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

  • 51'

    Bony strikes a half-volley towards goal from 25 yards out but puts it straight into the hands of De Gea

  • 49'

    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

  • 47'

    Swansea's Taylor shown a yellow card

  • 46'

    Javier Hernández has been replaced by Nani at half-time

  • 45'

    Manchester United kick off the second half at Old Trafford

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Manchester United Swansea City
  • 1 Goals 2
    • 53' Rooney
    • 28' Ki
    • 72' Sigurdsson
  • 2 Yellow Cards 4
    • 83' Blackett
    • 86' Young
    • 26' Dyer
    • 48' Taylor
    • 54' Shelvey
    • 82' Ki
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • David De Gea
  • Phil Jones
  • Juan Mata
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Chris Smalling
  • Javier Hernandez
  • Ashley Young
  • Ander Herrera
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Tyler Blackett
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  • 35
  • 42
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  • 12
  • 15
  • 22
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  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Jordi Amat
  • Neil Taylor
  • Sung-Yueng Ki
  • Ashley Williams
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Wilfried Bony
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Angel Rangel
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Nani
  • Shinji Kagawa
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Michael Keane
  • Ben Amos
  • Reece James
  • 11
  • 17
  • 26
  • 31
  • 38
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  • 18
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  • Bafetimbi Gomis
  • Dwight Tiendalli
  • Jefferson Montero
  • Gerhard Tremmel
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Jazz Richards
  • Josh Sheehan

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