Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United; van Gaal's men slip to narrow defeat

Swansea City 2 - 1 Manchester United

  • 28" Ander Herrera
  • 30" Ki Sung-yueng
  • 73" Bafétimbi Gomis

Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Attendance: 20,809

Swansea Fans

Swansea City completed the league double over Manchester United with a 2-1 win at the Liberty Stadium.

After scraping through their fifth round FA Cup clash against Preston North End on Monday, Manchester United were back in league action today, taking on Swansea City.

A title challenge is certainly out of the question for United, but they need to keep winning games given the fierce battle for Champions League places.

However, they came unstuck in South Wales, falling to a 2-1 defeat - meaning Swansea have now beaten the Red Devils twice this season.

It all started so well for United, as Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera gave Louis van Gaal's men the lead after 28 minutes - but the lead didn't last long.

Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng leveled the game within two minutes, turning Jonjo Shelvey's ball into the back of the United net.

Both sides pressed for a winner in the second half, but it was Swansea who found it, as former Liverpool midfielder Shelvey struck from long range to give Garry Monk's men all three points. 


Swansea City

Manchester United



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Team Lineups

Swansea City

  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Federico Fernández
  • Ashley Williams
  • Neil Taylor
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Jack Cork
  • Ki Sung-yueng
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Bafétimbi Gomis


  • Marvin Emnes
  • Nélson Oliveira
  • Jefferson Montero
  • Leon Britton
  • Gerhard Tremmel
  • Angel Rangel
  • Jordi Amat

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Phil Jones
  • Luke Shaw
  • Patrick McNair
  • Daley Blind
  • Ander Herrera
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Ángel Di María
  • Robin van Persie
  • Wayne Rooney


  • Falcao
  • Chris Smalling
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Víctor Valdés
  • Ashley Young
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Juan Mata

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