Manchester United host Swansea City in what could be their season defining game on Sunday, 30th April 2017 at Old Trafford. United are just 1 point behind fourth place City and another 2 behind Liverpool with a game in hand. A win on Sunday can put United third in the table temporarily atleast and give them a plateform to go on and get much coveted fourth place finish with only 4 more games to play for after this one.
Manchester United 1-1 Swansea City Highlights
[ Premier League 2017 Match ]
45′ 1 – 0 Wayne Rooney scores from the penalty spot after Rashford dived to win a penalty for United. Lukasz Fabianski came out of his line to clear but Rashford simulated dive while Fabianski did not even touch. Harsh harsh decision which might prove costly for Swansea.
79′ 1 – 1 Gylfi Sigurdsson scores late in second half to put Swansea back on level terms.
Short Match Preview & Possible Starting Lineups: Jose Mourinho men can take their unbeaten league streak to 25 games and a win will put them third in the table for atleast a few hours. Since the game will be early kickoff on Sunday starting at mid-day it also give them oppertunity to put pressure on Liverpool, Arsenal and City who play on Sunday as well. United are right back in the hunt for top 3 places although they do have difficult away games against Arsenal and Tottenham we can expect them to finish the season strongly.
Swansea City will be without Federico Fernandez but they will welcome back Wayne Routledge, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Ayew in the starting lineup. Swansea City sit 17th in the table just two points away from relegation zone as they visit Manchester united. This is how I see both teams lining-up for saturdays clash.
Swansea City 0-3 Manchester United – 06 November 2016
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
15′ 0 – 1 Paul Pogba opened the scoring for Manchester United in just 15th minute of the game as Mourinho watched from stands after his suspension.
21′ 0 – 2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in the mood against Swansea as the grabbed his first of two goals with a neat shot from outside the box.
33′ 0 – 3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic was at it again as he combined well with Rooney before out foxing Swansea defense to poke home from close range.
69′ 1 – 3 Mike van der Hoorn
Anthony Martial had given Manchester United the lead just after the break and it looked like they are heading towards their first win in 8 matches but a goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson in 70th minute brought the game back on level terms putting United and Louis Van Gaal under real pressure going into the last quarter of the match. Wayne Rooney score with impressive flicked finish to make it 2-1 for United.
Manchester United were looking for their first win in 8 matches when they hosted Swansea City in the premier league game on saturday, 02 January 2016. Manchester United took the lead just after the break with a thumping header from Anthony Martial but a Gylfi Sigurdsson scored in 70th minute to bring the game back on level terms putting United under massive pressure in the last 20 minutes.