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Tom Rostance

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  1. Post update

    And that's all from us for the night. See you soon. Get your Deadline Day bingo cards at the ready.

  2. European latest

    Roma are edging towards a win over Juventus in the early game in Serie A this evening, but there is plenty more European action to come.

    Atletico Madrid, Monaco and PSG still to come...

    Follow the action here.

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  4. What next?

    There are no Premier League games until 12 September now - a whole fortnight off. A crying shame.

    First up is Everton v Chelsea on the Saturday lunchtime, with other fixtures to look out for including the small matter of Manchester United v Liverpool...

    See the fixtures here.

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    You've jumped the gun Gavin, we are yet to hear from the great man...

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  7. Sign a striker?

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    Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville says on Sky Sports that United have to sign a striker before the end of the transfer window.

    Jamie Carragher quite rightly counters by asking who they can get - now?

    We shall see...

    Rooney
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    SMS Message: Michael Laudrup's biggest weakness was poor results against the top teams. Monk has got Swansea playing fearlessly against anyone. from Jon, Swansea
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    Swansea are up to fourth after that fine win - Garry Monk was fairly non-committal when he was asked how high they can finish this season. But what do you think?

  10. 'We weren't at our best'

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    Swansea boss Garry Monk on BBC Sport:

    "It was an amazing atmosphere. The first half, Manchester United played very well and made it very difficult for us.

    "We showed our character. I don't think we were at our best, but we were organised and kept our shape.

    "They were causing us problems centrally. I changed it with four midfielders inside and that allowed us to get into the game.

    "It is three points."

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    Ian Wright

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I haven't got a clue what Van Gaal is trying to do.What's their system? Surely Manchester United have got to play with a bit more pace and thrust and tempo. They seemed desperate."

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  13. 'We lost in five minutes'

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    Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal on BBC Sport: "We controlled the game for 85 minutes but we lost in five minutes and that cannot happen.

    "They changed the shape and we had to be compact. We forgot that maybe because we are too dominant. We have to learn from that.

    "First you have to create chances, with scoring goals you need luck, that we don't have at the moment.

    "I have enjoyed our football but you need the result and we lost again. All the players were very motivated to beat them."

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    A dream ticket of a pass Awal...

    SMS Message: Instead of deliberating on Man Utd's poor showing, can we talk about the excellent pass from my countryman, Andre Ayew? from Awal, Wokingham
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    SMS Message: The only positive from this defeat is that LvG may finally realise that we need at least 1 world class signing before the window closes. from Elliot, Bristol
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  15. Any other business?

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    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was very non committal on the close of the transfer window...

    He told Sky Sports: "When you are scouting players, you know already which players you can buy, it is not the last moment. When you see the game you will see we are the dominant team.

    "You are asking me the same questions."

    Swansea
  16. Keep De Gea?

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    Ian Wright

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Manchester United are cutting off their nose to spite their face. I would rather have David De Gea in goal whatever his frame of mind is. What's he going to do, deliberately let goals in?"

  17. Monk makes the switch

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    Interestingly, in the New York Times article on Garry Monk I mentioned before the game, Monk mentioned playing a diamond formation against United. 

    Louis van Gaal should read our live page...

    Quote Message: During the week leading to that game, Monk had made an unusual tactical change, switching from the team’s standard formation to a diamond-shaped setup in midfield. Despite having just a few days to practice it, the Swansea players did exactly what they were supposed to do.
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    So Manchester United couldn't cope with Swansea changing formations. Is that a concern, United fans? 

  19. 'We could not cope'

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    Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal on Sky Sports:  "The opponent changed their shape and we could not cope, that is not good.

    "We lost in that five minutes and it is a pity because we controlled the game.

    "You have to be compact, we were probably too dominant to have the sense to do that.

    "We could have scored much more goals, that is not the problem. You need a little bit of luck."

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  21. Post update

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    For a man who will end his career as England's - and probably Manchester United's - all-time leading goalscorer, it is very interesting that a lot of people don't actually think Wayne Rooney is any good...

    That's 10 Premier League games without a goal now. 

    Wayne Rooney
  22. Rooney 'too slow'

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    Ian Wright

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Rooney was taking too much time, he was too slow, and when he had the chance to shoot with his left foot he didn't take it. Manchester United just looked lethargic."

  23. 'We enjoyed that'

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    Quote Message: We enjoyed that. In the first 20 minutes United started really well but second-half we were magnificent. The players were so brave today and we were clinical when we needed to be. We went to a diamond in the second half and that helped us. We are a force in this league. from Garry Monk Swansea manager
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    Garry Monk
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    SMS Message: Van Gaal - Absolute charlatan. from David, Southend
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    SMS Message: So by the end of the deadline, United might lose De Gea and Chicharito. We need goals and a solid keeper. Our transfer policy is a joke right now. United need two big signings by Tuesday night. from Raj, United fan.
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  26. 'We lost it in five minutes'

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    Quote Message: It is a big disappointment. We scored first and then in five minutes we lost the game. They changed the shape, we didn't react and we haven't learned a lesson from last season. from Juan Mata Manchester United midfielder
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  29. Player reaction

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    Swansea captain Ashley Williams on Sky Sports: "It was a very difficult game. We didn't play as well as we have been. We had to dig deep.

    "Any time you can beat one of the top teams shows our improvement. We keep working every day and every week. We want to be a consistently good side."

  30. 'Don't blame the keeper'

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    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Don't let me hear Manchester United blame goalkeeper Sergio Romero for this defeat. Rooney was sloppy, on his heels far too often for a player of his talent, Memphis was poor after the first 20 minutes. Manchester United needed to do more."

  31. 'We went deep'

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    Quote Message: What's important is the game. We really wanted to win, it was a quite difficult game. We went deep into ourselves to win and it shows the mentality we have. We are very happy. The pass for the second goal was more important than my goal. It put us ahead. from Andre Ayew Swansea forward
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    SMS Message: I can't believe United have spent something like £300m in the last couple of years to create such an incredibly boring and ineffective team. from Dave, Manchester
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    No chance? Big call from John Hartson but Manchester City look on a different planet in these very early stages of the season.

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    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Manchester United have no chance of challenging for the title, I'm telling you that right now."

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    Even Ben Affleck is taking time out from being Batman to worry about Manchester United's form.

    To answer your question, can I say Euro 2004...?

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  38. FULL-TIME

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    There it is! Three 2-1 wins for Swansea over Manchester United in a row!

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    Eder holds it up well - but that's a throw to Manchester United...

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    But Gylfi Sigurdsson works his socks off to get the ball back. Almost time...

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    Andre Ayew buys a free-kick and eats up the clock. What a signing he looks to be for free. Swansea lose the ball cheaply though and invite some pressure...

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    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Rooney needs to be sharper. You've got to pick a corner and get a shot off there. But he's not been clinical today."

  43. INJURY TIME

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    FOUR MINUTES added on.

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    Into Fergie Time. If that's still a thing...

  45. 'It wasn't like this in my day...'

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  46. PENALTY APPEAL

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    Chance! Wayne Rooney gets clear after a sensational touch to bring the ball down, but he hesitates and Ashley Williams again makes up the ground to make a great tackle.

    Rooney wants a penalty, no chance. Rooney took too long to shoot. He just doesn't look sharp...

    Wayne Rooney
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    Boof! Into Marouane Fellaini, he gets a header down but Jack Cork mops it up well, hammering the ball clear.

    Last three minutes...

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    Ian Brown

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "If this was Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, you'd be expecting them to win it 3-2. We're not thinking that about this team. Swansea haven't been at their fluent best, yet they're winning."

  50. Post update

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    The home fans are loving this. Quite right too. Swansea look a very good side on today's form.

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    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Memphis looked really good in the first 20 minutes, but he's been quiet in the second half when they've really needed him to get on the ball and make something happen."

    I can't recall Memphis Depay doing anything in the second half. 

  52. Post update

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    Marouane Fellaini

    Marouane Fellaini hasn't caused any trademark havoc just yet as we tick towards full-time. Eight minutes left for the Swans to see out. New boy Eder looks like he will cause similar problems to Bafe Gomis. 

  53. Post update

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    There is something reassuring about the fact that the long ball still survives as a tactic at the highest levels. Manchester United know how to use it, but can Swansea defend it?The hosts piece together a neat move but it ends with an offside flag aimed at Jonjo Shelvey. 

    Bafetimbi Gomis gets a 10-minute rest, replaced by Eder.  

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    Both Swansea's goals have come from attacks down their right, an area they have been using frequently as an attacking force.

    The graphic below shows how heavily-weighted Swansea's attacks have been in the second half, compared to Manchester United (right).

    Swansea
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    Marouane Fellaini (DM/CM/AM/SS/CF) is straight up front, with Wayne Rooney dropping back into the hole. Rooney just doesn't seem to prosper as the lone forward. Interesting deadline day ahead perhaps at Old Trafford. 

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    Foul throw! Everyone loves to see that at the top level, as Matteo Darmian fails to throw the ball in correctly.

    Here comes Marouane Fellaini - he replaces Ander Herrera. It's going big. 

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    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Manchester United have got to bring on Marouane Fellaini in the next five minutes. They've got to have that physical presence up top."

  59. Send for the big man!

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    Marouane Fellaini

    Control. It's all about control Rob (I imagine).I agree with you though, not the most attacking change you could make. 

    Marouane Fellaini is on next. Plan C. 

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    Great stuff from Swansea as Bafetimbi Gomis races on to Andre Ayew's pass to finish.

    Goal
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    Don't go anywhere. A great last 20 on the cards here. Manchester United may not have conceded a goal in the Premier League before today but they have looked fragile at the back at times.

    Sergio Romero? Not convincing. 

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  65. SUBSTITUTION

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    Swansea won both meetings of these sides 2-1 last season. And they're on for a hat-trick here.

    Manchester United make a double change, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young on for Juan Mata and Morgan Schneiderlin. 

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    That's nine goals in his last 10 Premier League games for Bafetimbi Gomis. And still he persists with the big cat on the prowl celebration.

    It's not working for me, but I may be in the minority...

  68. Post update

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    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "What a pass from Andre Ayew! Absolutely perfect, Bafetimbi Gomis doesn't have to break stride and he just slots it. Romero was too slow to come out."

    Louis van Gaal
  69. GOAL - Swansea 2-1 Man Utd

    Bafetimbi Gomis

    Swansea turn it right around! Bafetimbi Gomis shovels them ahead but I'd stake my mortgage on the fact that David De Gea would have saved this.

    It's a peach of a pass from Andre Ayew to pick out Gomis's run, a real class ball, but Gomis's shot at the near post is not powerful and Sergio Romero's attempt to stop it was not up to scratch. Swansea don't care! The place is bouncing. 

    Bafitimbi Gomis
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    Simple stuff for Swansea as Andre Ayew heads home Gylfi Sigurdsson's cross...

    Ayew
  71. Post update

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    It was indeed Wayne Rooney who gave the ball away easily in the build-up, with Jonjo Shelvey guilty for Manchester United's opener.

    It's almost as if English players aren't very good at keeping the ball...

  72. Who's to blame?

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  73. Post update

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    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Andre Ayew arrives in the box with perfect timing and he bullets a header past Sergio Romero. He had a quiet first half but he's bounced into life in this second half."

  74. Post update

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    Manchester United look rattled now and make a hash of an easy clearance, before Jonjo Shelvey batters the ball over the top from 20 yards. Key spell in the game, you feel.

  75. GOAL - Swansea 1-1 Man Utd

    Andre Ayew

    Another fine counter-attacking goal has Swansea level, and Andre Ayew has scored his third goal of the season! Ashley Williams picks off a loose pass from a red shirt, he sprints with it 30 yards before finding Gylfi Sigurdsson in space on the right. One touch and a fine cross in finds Ayew, and he heads down, into the turf, and in. 

    Andre Ayew
  76. CLOSE!

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    That's a really nice move. Memphis Depay into Ander Herrera, who finds a perfect weight of pass to free Juan Mata into the area. On his left foot, has to be first time - the shot is tame. 

  77. SUBSTITUTION

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    Right Swansea, what have you got in the locker to turn this around? The first move from Garry Monk is to replace Wayne Routledge with Ki Sung-yueng - who scored in both Swansea wins against United last year. 

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    Luke Shaw

    Strong words there James. Manchester United have been buoyed by the goal though, looking a threat now. Luke Shaw gets up the pitch again to put in a decent cross but Wayne Rooney's header is tame. 

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  81. End-to-end stuff

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    A sweeping move from Manchester United ends in Juan Mata's close-range finish...

    Goal
  82. GREAT SAVE!

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    Brilliant stop keeps Swansea in the game! Ashley Williams stretches to cut out a cross, can only slice it towards his own goal and Lukasz Fabianski stretches to tip it away with one hand. 

  83. Post update

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    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "It's the first time we've seen Luke Shaw get forward all game. Ashley Williams at the back post is sleeping. He allows Mata to come round him. Williams is normally very good there but Mata's anticipation was a lot better."

  84. Post update

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    Ooof! That smarts! Luke Shaw stands on Andre Ayew as he makes a tackle, looked fairly accidental but very painful. Luckily Ayew is able to continue. 

  85. GOAL - Swansea 0-1 Man Utd

    Juan Mata

    Juan Mata

    And that wasteful free-kick from Jonjo Shelvey proves to be a problem as Manchester United counter quickly to catch out a Swansea defence still getting into shape. Luke Shaw motors down the left, swings in a cross which is missed by Wayne Rooney but net by Juan Mata at the back post - and he sweeps into the roof of the net.

  86. Post update

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    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Rooney has got to stay up there, United need somebody up the top of the pitch when the likes of Mata and Herrera are breaking. What they don't want is Rooney coming deep to get more touches."

    Wayne Rooney
  87. Post update

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    Matteo Darmian gets into trouble after a slack pass out to him and he has no option but to chop Wayne Routledge down. Jonjo Shelvey to take the free-kick, but he wastefully shoots from way out when he had men in the middle. 

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  89. KICK-OFF

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    We are back under way - no changes for either side.

  90. The top four

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    Any price on that being the top four at the end of the season?

    Table
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  92. Wayne's World

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    Is a lonely place. 

    Wayne Rooney had fewer touches in the first half than any other Man Utd player – including the goalkeeper. All his touches are shown below. 

    Wayne Rooney
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    Watford could get John Stones in next year's draft Andreas...

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    Andi's honeymoon is going well...

    SMS Message: I'm currently on my honeymoon in the algarve, following the football via the BBC whilst the wife downs prosecco as a distraction. Swansea are my new second team (I'm a Gooner) overtaking Southampton and West Ham back in the early days of the Premier League, hope the Swans do the old fashioned smash and grab..... from Andi
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    SMS Message: Van Gaal has got his players scared to take risk! Build up is far too slow! Smalling dare not get close to Gomis! from Hayden, Hull
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  95. Boring United?

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    Manchester United have failed to score a first-half goal in six of their last 10 Premier League games (four scored in total).

    And, in the five they failed to score in the first half before today - they also failed to score at all.  

  96. Tidy from Bastian

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    Bastian Schweinsteiger has made more passes than anyone else in that first half, at a success rate of 87% - successful passes shown in green below. Not a great deal going forward mind.

    Basti
  97. Post update

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    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Manchester United have been OK, but not exceptional. They haven't tested Fabianski. Swansea have dealt with everything that they've thrown at them."

  98. HALF-TIME

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    No goals, but plenty of good chances. Swansea will feel they should be ahead. 

    Gylfi Sigurdsson
  99. Post update

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    Luke Shaw looking half the man and twice the player this season, bursting past Andre Ayew and swinging in a cross which the Swans defend well. Almost half-time now.

  100. YELLOW CARD

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    Is Daley Blind a weak link in the Manchester United side? He does add composure and a neat pass from the back, as he shows by playing his way nicely out of trouble. Memphis Depay is booked for hauling down his man, with Wayne Routledge also in the book soon after.

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  102. Post update

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    Fair to say Memphis Depay is winning the battle of the left wingers early on against Swansea's Wayne Routledge. The touch maps below show Depay (right) has had far more involvement.

    Touches
  103. YELLOW CARD

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    Morgan Schneiderlin

    My picture of a Stuart Pearce sliding tackle from earlier on could be reused here as Morgan Schneiderlin goes into the book for an agricultural mow through Jack Cork. Sergio Romero then juggles the following free-kick. Unconvincing stuff from the keeper so far...

  104. No excuses for Rooney

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    Ian Brown

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "In previous weeks people have been saying 'What can Rooney do if he doesn't get the service?'. But he's getting the service today."

  105. CLOSE!

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    Morgan Schneiderlin runs forwards, committing a few challenges and then finding Ander Herrera in space. The Spaniard drags a low shot just wide of the target from 22 yards or so as Manchester United have a spell of their own. 

  106. Post update

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    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales

    Wayne Routledege

    The Liberty Stadium is rocking after that period of Swansea pressure.

    Having been momentarily silenced by Manchester United's strident start to the match, the home crowd has found its voice with Bafetimbi Gomis and Gylfi Sigurdsson going close for the Swans.

  107. Post update

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    Another really poor kick from Sergio Romero in the Manchester United goal. And at the other end that's not much better from Wayne Rooney as he chips tamely at Lukasz Fabianski.

    Will David De Gea be back between the sticks soon?

  108. Memphis on hold

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    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Memphis started this match on fire, but he's been quiet in the last few minutes, Swansea have got to grips with him."

    Memphis Depay
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  111. Post update

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    Chris Smalling brings the ball out for Manchester United, nails jack Cork in a tasty-looking challenge and then pumps the ball into the box. Wayne Rooney is onside and it's a decent opening - but he hammers a volley horribly high and wide.

    A poor connection. But a very good game emerging...

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  113. HITS THE WOODWORK

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    Brilliant effort! Remember when Bafetimbi Gomis was kicking off last season about not starting enough games? This is why.

    He tortures Daley Blind with a brilliant turn, hands off Chris Smalling and ten stretches to toe a shot against the base of the post. Unplayable stuff from the big man. 

  114. Post update

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    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Gomis is linking up well with Ayew, his old strike partner from Marseille. He's making good runs, he wants to go in behind and stretch defenders. But Swansea miss that outlet ball that Montero gives them so well."

  115. CLOSE!

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    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    But that is VERY close! Swansea play in a quick free-kick into the penalty area, there's a clever step over and it runs into the path of Gylfi Sigurdsson.

    The Icelander hits it early, low and across the keeper - but a yard wide! Moments later United keeper Sergio Romero duffs a clearance straight to Jonjo Shelvey, who goes for the first-time lob but Romero recovers to save. Swans on song!

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    Not particularly close to be honest but Swansea's best moment. Andre Ayew with a lovely lofted through-ball, one he learned from dad in the garden, into the run of Bafetimbi Gomis. With Chris Smalling closing him down he has to shoot early from 20 yards and he screws the shot well wide. 

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    Ashley Williams
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    Swansea's heat map, below left, shows how much they are struggling as an attacking force early on compared to Manchester United...

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    Best chance so far. Ander Herrera drifts into that hole behind Wayne Rooney and collects a pass from Memphis Depay, a half-turn and quick pass finds Juan Mata on the right of the area, and he shoots wide under pressure. 

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    Well played Ashley Williams! Wayne Rooney is clear of the Swans defence and looks certain to get a shot on goal, but WIlliams eats up the hard yards to get back and make a crucial challenge. Top defending. 

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    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Bastian Schweinsteiger is one of those players that I never thought I'd see playing in England. Just never gives the ball away. He is at the heart of a neat flowing move but Swansea defend it well. 

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