BLAST FROM THE PAST: Swans v Manchester United

4th November

Swans 2 Manchester United 1
Premier League  - Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Swans secured their third successive victory over Manchester United with a 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium.
Garry Monk's side completed a stunning comeback after goals from Andre Ayew and Bafe Gomis overturned Juan Mata's opening strike.
After an evenly-fought first half, Mata put the visitors in front shortly after the interval, hitting home from close range from Luke Shaw's cross.
But parity was restored on the hour-mark when Andre Ayew scored his third goal of the season, heading past Sergio Romero from Gylfi Sigurdsson's pin-point delivery, before Gomis fired the Swans in front five minutes later - his fourth goal in as many games.
Victory moved the Swans up to fourth with eight points from four games as the Premier League entered a break for international fixtures.

SWANS: Lukasz Fabianski, Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Ashley Williams (capt), Neil Taylor, Jack Cork, Jonjo Shelvey (Kyle Bartley, 89), Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne Routledge (Ki Sung-Yueng, 58), Andre Ayew, Bafe Gomis (Eder, 81).
SUBS: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Angel Rangel, Kyle Bartley, Franck Tabanou, Nathan Dyer.

MANCHESTER UNITED: Sergio Romero, Memphis Depay, Juan Mata (Ashley Young, 70), Wayne Rooney (capt), Chrsi Smalling, Daley Blind, Ander Herrera (Marouane Fellaini, 76), Luke Shaw, Morgan Schneiderlin (Michael Carrick, 70), Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian.
SUBS: Sam Johnstone, Javier Hernandez, Antonio Valencia, Paddy McNair.


Swans 2 Manchester United 1
Premier League - Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Swans came from behind to earn a first league double over Manchester United in a thrilling contest at the Liberty.
In an even first half, the visitors edged ahead when Ander Herrera fired a low shot into the bottom corner after neat build-up play on the edge of the box.
But the lead was short-lived as the hosts hit back immediately, Ki Sung-Yueng turning home a teasing cross from Jonjo Shelvey to draw the Swans level.
United upped the tempo after the break but were made to pay with just under 15 minutes to play as Shelvey's shot from 25 yards took a touch off Bafetimbi Gomis as it flew past David de Gea.
The visitors failed to create any chances of note in the closing stages as Garry Monk's men held firm to earn an impressive three points and complete a historic double.
This victory moved the Swans onto 37 points from 26 games with Monk's side remaining in ninth.

SWANS: Lukasz Fabianski, Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Ashley Williams (capt), Neil Taylor, Jack Cork, Ki Sung-Yueng, Jonjo Shelvey (Jordi Amat, 90), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Jefferson Montero, 74), Wayne Routledge, Bafe Gomis.
SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Angel Rangel, Leon Britton, Marvin Emnes, Nelson Oliveira.

MANCHESTER UNITED: David de Gea, Luke Shaw (Ashley Young, 58), Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria (Juan Mata, 78), Wayne Rooney (capt), Daley Blind, Robin van Persie, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Paddy McNair (Antonio Valencia, ht)
SUBS: Victor Valdes, Chris Smalling, Adnan Januzaj, Radamel Falcao.


Swans 1 Manchester United 1
Premier League - Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Swans claimed a hard-fought and deserved point as they came from behind to hold Manchester United at the Liberty.
Patrice Evra had headed the visitors ahead in the 15th minute but Michu tapped home to level on the half-hour mark for his 13th Barclays Premier League goal to make him the top-flight's top scorer.
Both sides went close to a winner, Robin van Versie struck the woodwork while Michael Carrick saw his header touched onto the crossbar by the returning Michel Vorm.
Ashley Williams, man of the match against Tottenham Hotspur the previous week, made a number of blocks in the heart of defence but Wayne Routledge and Kemy Agustien also threatened at either ends.
But in the end, the Swans were happy to add another point to their tally - now 24 - as they remained 11th and nine points clear of third-bottom Wigan going into the post-Christmas Day fixtures with Reading and Fulham.

SWANS: Michel Vorm, Dwight Tiendalli, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams (capt), Ben Davies, Leon Britton (Ki Sung-Yueng, 61), Kemy Agustien (Itay Shechter, 87), Jonathan de Guzman (Luke Moore, 70), Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge, Michu.
SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Jazz Richards, Garry Monk, Danny Graham.

MANCHESTER UNITED: David de Gea, Patrice Evra, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Antonio Valencia (Javier Hernandez, 61), Wayne Rooney(Ryan Giggs, 78), Nemanja Vidic (capt), Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Robin van Persie, Tom Cleverley (Paul Scholes, 86).
SUBS: Anders Lindegaard, Danny Welbeck, Darren Fletcher, Alexander Buttner.