Manchester United 2-1 Swansea (01.02.2016) Live Commentary

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This is how football ought to look like. Full of action, thrilling moments and spectacular opportunities. The expectations for the next games will be high. The hosts were controlling the game most of the time. The hosts displayed good teamplay with a lot of passes. The visiting side patiently waited on their own half to take the ball off the opponent and to hit them on the break.
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Jonathan Moss is looking at his watch and ends this match right now.
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Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) rises above the defence to meet the corner. He has good timing, but he arrows his header just a few inches wide of the right post.
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Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) goes over to take the corner kick and it looks like he will send the ball into the penalty box.
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Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) sends a long crossfield pass, searching for one of his teammates, but his effort comes to nothing as they lose possession. The assistant referee points to the corner flag, Swansea are going to take it.
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Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) swings in a promising cross from the free kick, but one of the defenders does a perfect job to avert the danger.
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Matteo Darmian (Manchester United) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Jonathan Moss blow the whistle. There is a free kick given to Swansea.
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The resulting corner comes to nothing as Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) sends it out of the pitch.
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David de Gea hears fans clapping for his superb goalkeeping. He stops the effort from Ashley Williams (Swansea) from the edge of the box with a magnificent save. The ball would have probably ended inside the left post. The referee signals for a corner kick, Swansea are awarded.
90+1′
That’s the end of the game for Ander Herrera, who is replaced by Michael Carrick (Manchester United).
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4 additional min. will be played.
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The attendance is 75415.
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This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Daley Blind (Manchester United) was quite harsh and Jonathan Moss didn’t hesitate to show him a yellow card.
82′
Andre Ayew comes off the pitch to be replaced by Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea).
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Here comes a substitution. Jefferson Montero (Swansea) is brought on as a substitute for Wayne Routledge.
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Louis van Gaal prepares a substitution. Ashley Young is replaced by Paddy McNair (Manchester United).
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GOAL! Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) finishes off a sublime move with a delightful back-heel goal. Assisted by Anthony Martial with a brilliant pass. 2:1.
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Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) smashes the ball towards goal from the edge of the penalty box, but it hits the defensive wall to give the goalkeeper nothing to worry about.
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It looks like Ashley Williams (Swansea) was seeing red according to his tackle. Jonathan Moss won’t tolerate such behaviour on the pitch and blows for a foul. Manchester United have a free kick from a promising distance.
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Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) has a shot blocked from inside the box.
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Modou Barrow sends a superb cross into the box, Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) latches on to it and from close range he plants a header that goes inside the left post, leaving David de Gea beaten. He displays his eye for goal, an excellent finish. The score is 1:1.
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Lukasz Fabianski doesn’t have to worry about this one. Wayne Rooney plays a pass into the feet of Anthony Martial (Manchester United), with the latter unable to find the target. His effort from inside the box goes well wide of the left post.
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The free kick is taken by Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), but the delivery is cleared.
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Referee Jonathan Moss sees tripping by Neil Taylor (Swansea) and doesn’t hesitate to blow the whistle. Manchester United have a free kick.
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Ashley Young (Manchester United) and Anthony Martial (Manchester United) attempts to split the opposition’s defence with a series of short passes and to win some extra space for the attack, but one of the defenders steps in and puts an end to the combination.
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Angel Rangel (Swansea) receives a yellow card from the referee as expected.
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Andre Ayew (Swansea) latches on to a superb cross into the box and hits the right post with his header. What a luck for the goalkeeper out there!
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Attempted cross from Modou Barrow (Swansea) is cleared.
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A cross from the side of the pitch flies into the box, but it doesn’t reach its intended target. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) would have to aim better in order to get more out of it.
62′
The substitution has been made. Modou Barrow (Swansea) has replaced Leon Britton.
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Wayne Rooney passes to Ander Herrera (Manchester United), but he produces a wild shot from the edge of the box. It goes high over the bar.
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Ashley Young (Manchester United) fires a shot at goal from a very promising position outside the penalty area, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender.
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Ashley Young (Manchester United) delivers a promising cross into the box which is cleared.
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Anthony Martial (Manchester United) creates himself a good chance and goes for goal from mid-range, but he misses way wide of the right post.
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Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) gets on the end of a pass and takes a low shot from the edge of the box which is straight at Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea), who makes a comfortable save.
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Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) attempts to find his teammate with a final pass from outside of the box, but one of the defenders clears the ball to safety.
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Neil Taylor (Swansea) commits a rough foul. Jonathan Moss stops the game and makes a call.
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The ball is cleared after Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
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The goalkeeper punched the ball away after Mata (Manchester United) took the corner.
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Ashley Young (Manchester United) dinks a cross into the box as he attempts to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to make a clearance. It will be a corner kick for Manchester United.
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Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) switches the play to Ashley Young and their attacking move continues.
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A perfect lofted pass from Ashley Young finds Anthony Martial (Manchester United), who jumps highest and steers a close-range header to the middle in the countermovement of the keeper. His effort was both strong and precise, and Lukasz Fabianski had no chance of stopping that. 1:0.
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Daley Blind (Manchester United) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates.
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The resulting corner from Daley Blind (Manchester United) is cleared. The main referee points to the corner flag, Manchester United will take a corner.
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Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders. The ball goes out-of-play. Manchester United are awarded a corner kick.
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There will be a change on the pitch for the second half. Louis van Gaal probably wasn’t satisfied with the performance of Phil Jones. He is replaced by Matteo Darmian (Manchester United).
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The second half has just started.
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We have seen a few chances and nice movements, but the overall impression of the game is rather common and not hugely entertaining. The home fans will be really pleased with what they’ve seen from their players so far. Players of the home team present themselves with possession football and the away players focus especially on the well-organized defence.
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The referee blows his whistle for half-time, so nothing more will happen in the first half of this match.
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A brilliant cross into the box finds Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), who directs his low header onto the middle of the goal, but the goalkeeper shows his reflexes and makes an astonishing save.
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1 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
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Ashley Young (Manchester United) sends a cross into the box, but Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) comes off his line to gather the ball.
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Chris Smalling (Manchester United) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Jonathan Moss had an easy-decision to make.
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Mata (Manchester United) with a wonderful touch after collecting a pass inside the box. He steers his low drive towards the right post, but the keeper dives low to keep the ball out.
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Ashley Young (Manchester United) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety.
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Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) is forced to stop his attacking move after the linesman signals for offside.
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Ander Herrera (Manchester United) with a slide tackle, but referee Jonathan Moss calls for a foul.
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Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) meets a cross inside the box, but his header is blocked by an opposing player.
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Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) plays an extraordinary diagonal pass and Ashley Young darts into free space to control the ball.
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Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) creates himself a good chance and goes for goal from mid-range, but he misses the goal way wide of the left post.
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Lukasz Fabianski pulls off a superb save! He has to leap to block the shot Mata (Manchester United) fired on target from the rebound. His effort from inside of the box was directed low to the middle of the goal.
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Ander Herrera (Manchester United) decided to speed play up by taking a quick free kick.
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Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) strikes a volley towards goal, but one of the defenders blocks his effort.
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Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Ashley Young (Manchester United) is averted and cleared away to safety.
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Wayne Routledge (Swansea) attempts to score with a first-time shot from the edge of the box. His effort, directed towards the right post, is saved by David de Gea (Manchester United).
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Jack Cork (Swansea) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
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Jack Cork (Swansea) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
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Andre Ayew (Swansea) produces a cross into the box. The opposition’s defence clears the ball to safety.
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Ander Herrera (Manchester United) with an overly-aggressive challenge, and referee Jonathan Moss blows his whistle for a foul.
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Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) makes space inside the box for a shot, but his effort goes just wide of the left post.
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Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) fails to produce a decent enough free kick for a player of his ability and the only target that he finds is the wall of defenders in front of him.
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Federico Fernandez (Swansea) jumps into tackle, but Jonathan Moss blows his whistle for a foul. Another situation results in a direct free kick for Manchester United.
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Chris Smalling (Manchester United) attempts to whip in a crossfield pass, the defence does well to intercept the ball.
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Daley Blind (Manchester United) takes the corner but only sends it into the huddle of the defenders as one of them makes a good clearance.
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Ashley Young (Manchester United) sends a cross into the box. However, the opponent’s defence eliminates the danger by clearing the ball out. Manchester United get a corner.
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Jonathan Moss blows the whistle. Jack Cork (Swansea) committed a foul when he hit the opponent’s legs instead of the ball.
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A poorly executed mid-range free kick by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) as he fails to deliver a decent cross. The ball goes out-of-play and Manchester United will have a goal kick.
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Ander Herrera (Manchester United) was too harsh with his tackle which made Jonathan Moss interrupt the game and signal for a set piece. Swansea earn a free kick.
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Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
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The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Ander Herrera (Manchester United).
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A great teamplay by Manchester United as they control the ball with a lot of short passes. Patience is the key if they want to find a gap in the defence to score.
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A lofted cross from Ashley Young (Manchester United) was unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly gets the ball out of the penalty area.
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Ander Herrera (Manchester United) gets on the end of a pass on the edge of the box and has a shot blocked.
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The players are out at last! Swansea will take the kick-off.
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The match has just begun.
Jonathan Moss will supervise the game today.
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