Match Report: Swansea vs Man United

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TKTG brings together the best articles from around the web on the 1-1 draw between Swansea and Manchester United.


Match Report: ESPNFC

Manchester United missed the chance to extend their lead in the title race to six points as Michu came out on top in the battle of the Premier League’s top scorers at the Liberty Stadium.

Patrice Evra had given United the lead in the 16th minute as he headed home from a Robin van Persie corner.

But Swansea continued their good record against the top-flight big guns as Michu finished from close range to move clear of Van Persie with his 13th league goal of the season.

United will hold a four-point lead over Manchester City at Christmas but will be left to rue a series of missed chances during the final half hour when they piled the pressure on their hosts.

Read the ESPNFC report.


BBC Sport:

Manchester United will lead the Premier League by four points going into Christmas after a frustrating draw at resolute Swansea.

Patrice Evra’s header from a Robin van Persie corner put United in front.

Swansea hit back with Michu tapping in after Jonathan De Guzman’s shot had been blocked by keeper David De Gea.

United struck the woodwork twice after the break, while Van Persie reacted angrily when Ashley Williams’ clearance hit him on the back of the head.

Williams lashed the ball away after 74 minutes and it struck a grounded Van Persie, who angrily squared up to the defender, with both players being booked.

Van Persie had gone close to grabbing a winner for his side when he looped a shot on to the crossbar and team-mate Michael Carrick also had a header tipped against the woodwork.

United piled on the pressure late on and Van Persie also had a shot blocked by Williams before Ashley Young’s follow-up effort struck Ben Davies in the goalmouth.

Despite the second-half rally, United were held to a first league draw of the season by a stubborn Swansea.

Read the BBC Sport report by Mandeep Sanghera


Player Ratings:
Michu’s first-half strike cancelled out Patrice Evra’s opener but it was the Swans’ wide men who produced the best displays, while Wayne Rooney struggled to make an impact
Read’s Player Ratings report by Tom McKeown.

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