ON THIS DAY: Swans make cup progress

5th January 2017

Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City
FA Cup: Sunday, January 5, 2014



The Swans claimed a historic win in the FA Cup after Wilfried Bony's 90th minute winner sent Manchester United out in the third round at Old Trafford.
Wayne Routledge had given the Swans a shock 12th minute lead after he lobbed Anders Lindegaard following Alejandro Pozuelo's superb through ball.
But United would equalise four minutes later via Javier Hernandez, who volleyed home from Alexander Buttner's cross.
In the second half, the Swans held firm while United were reduced to ten men with just ten minutes left as sub Fabio - on for injured skipper Rio Ferdinand - was shown a straight red card following on fellow replacement Jose Canas.
Then came Bony's brilliance in the final minute of normal time as he rose highest at the near post to power home Routledge's perfect cross to claim the Swans' first ever win at Old Trafford.
It means the Swans will now face either Birmingham, Crawley Town or Bristol Rovers - the latter two face a second-round replay - on January 25/46 in the fourth round.



MANCHESTER UTD: Anders Lindegaard, Rio Ferdinand (capt,Fabio Da Silva, 76), Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Antonio Valencia (Adnan Januzaj, 63), Shinji Kagawa, Alexander Buttner.
SUBS: David De Gea, Anderson, Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick, Wilfried Zaha.

SWANS: Gerhard Tremmel, Dwight Tiendalli, Chico Flores, Jordi Amat, Neil Taylor, Leon Britton (capt), Jonathan de Guzman (Alvaro Vazquez, 85), Jonjo Shelvey (Jose Canas, 64), Alejandro Pozuelo, Wayne Routledge, Wilfried Bony.
SUBS: David Cornell, Angel Rangel, Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Rory Donnelly.