Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United – Ayew scores and assists as Swans seal the game
Swansea City stun Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium 2-1 to seal crucial three points in the game week 4 of the Premier League. New recruit Andre Ayew scored a goal and provided an assist to Bafetimbi Gomis in the second half to confirm his team’s win at their home ground. Juan Mata had scored the opening goal of the game to give United the lead in the starting moments of the second half.
Manchester United approached the game in an attacking mindset as the team was fielded in a 4-3-3 formation. Ander Herrera replaced Adnan Januzaj in the starting lineup. The Red Devils attacked from the very beginning and kept a constant pressure on the Swansea defense.
United enjoyed 67% possession in the first half and came close to score several times. Ander Herrera attempted many shots from outisde the penalty box but none of them were on target. Lukas Fabianski pulled off a great save to Juan Mata on one occassion.
Swansea also had their fair share of chances in the first 45 minutes. Gylfi Sigurdsson came very close to score the opening goal as his shot went past the goal post by a whisker. Moments later Bafetimbi Gomis attempted a shot at goal which hit the post and went outside. It could have been easily a goal for the home side.
Juan Mata broke the deadlock as the second half began. Luke Shaw floated a cross from the left flank which was met by Juan Mata in front of the goal. The Spaniard triggered a brilliant shot which entered through the roof of the net. Screamer of a goal it was from the Spaniard at the 48th minute.
Swansea looked dangerous after conceding the goal and attacked in numbers.
Garry Monk opted to bring Ki Sung-yueng on for Routledge after seeing his side fall behind and Sigurdsson soon found himself in acres of space on the right, crossing for Ayew to head down and beyond Romero for the equaliser. It was a fantastic move architected by the home team.
The hosts looked even more dangerous after the first goal and then Bafetimbi Gomis put them in front five minutes later, tucking his shot under Romero after being played in by Ayew. The French international was bang on target making a fool out of Sergio Romero.
United made a trio of substitutions in a bid to salvage at least a point and Williams had to make a superb tackle to halt Wayne Rooney when he was clean through on goal late on.
There were no further chances for the visitors and Van Gaal’s wait for a point against Swansea goes on.
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