Past meetings: Swans v Manchester United

18th August 2017
Club

As the Swans prepare for their first home game of the 2017-18 Premier League campaign, we look back at some previous encounters against Saturday's opponents.

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

The Swans secured their third successive victory over Manchester United as they triumphed 2-1 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 Ayew scored his third goal of the season, heading beyond Sergio Romero from Gylfi Sigurdsson's pinpoint 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 takes 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 not used: 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 not used: Sam Johnstone, Javier Hernandez, Antonio Valencia, Paddy McNair.

 

Swansea 2-1 Manchester United
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 not used: Gerhard Tremmel, Angel Rangel, Jordi Amat, 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 not used: Victor Valdes, Chris Smalling, Adnan Januzaj, Radamel Falcao.


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

The Swans earned a famous draw against Manchester United after a battling performance at the Liberty.

The visitors went ahead when Patrice Evra headed home from a Robin van Persie corner, but Swansea levelled matters before the break thanks to a close-rang strike from Michu.

United pressed for a winner in the second half - hitting the woodwork twice - but the Swans held firm to earn a deserved point.

Swans: Vorm, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton (Ki, 62), De Guzman (Moore, 70), Agustien (Shechter, 87), Dyer, Routledge, Michu.

Manchester United: De Gea, Evra, Jones, Evans, Vidic, Valencia (Hernandez, 61), Carrick, Young, Cleverley (Scholes, 85), Rooney (Giggs, 78), Van Persie.

 

 

In a bid to improve the supporter experience on matchdays at the Liberty Stadium, the club will be erecting additional fencing outside the East Stand – on the red tarmac.

This will allow supporters to take food and drink outside at half-time at future games to ease congestion in the concourse areas.