Saturday November 19, 2011 Day 12 Finished The Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 0 - 1 Manchester United

  • Hernández 11’

No comments yet | Write your comment

  1. United claim win at Swansea

    United claim win at Swansea

    Manchester United restored the five-point gap between them and Premier League leaders Manchester City with a 1-0 win at Swansea City. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • Manchester United
    • 90+4' The final whistle goes, and it's a third-straight 1-0 win for Manchester United, their most common scoreline in the league this season.
    • 90+3' Nani bends a shot around Rangel and it flies just wide of the far post! United almost finishing with a flourish.
    • 90+2' Sinclair surges through the centre of the pitch but he cannot find a well-placed team-mate to pass to. In the end, he is crowded out by three red shirts in the centre circle.
    • 90+1' Three minutes of added time are announced.
    • 90' Great chance for United to kill this game off as they pour men forward. Jones lines up a strike from a tight angle that clatters off the foot of the far post!
    • 89' Rooney tries another audacious chipped effort. Much better this time, but it lands on the roof of the net.
    • 88' Nani sends in United's first corner of the match, Allen heads behind for their second, which Vorm claims with ease.
    • 87' Ashley Williams has just been announced as the Man of the Match over the stadium's PA. Difficult to pick an individual.
    • 85' Dobbie plays a ball into the path of Dyer, but Fabio is alert to the danger and shields the ball safely out for a goal kick.
    • 84' Man United substitution: Antonio Valencia replaces Hernandez.
    • 82' A lot of the impetus has been sapped from Swansea's play now. there is still time for them to rouse themselves for one final push, but United are looking comfortable at the moment.
    • 80' On several occasions in the last 15 minutes or so, Ferdinand has had an extraordinary amount of time on the ball. Swansea need to try and remain disciplined, but some pressure on the defenders is surely the way they are going to get something from this game. That, after all, is how United took the lead.
    • 79' Swansea substitution: Stephen Dobbie replaces Gower.
    • 77' Swansea are preparing to bring on Stephen Dobbie, but the ball hasn't gone out of play for about three minutes.
    • 76' Man United substitution: Darren Fletcher replaces Giggs.
    • 75' Liverpool and Stoke City are the only clubs to have scored second half goals against Manchester United this season in matches away from Old Trafford. Both managed to score just once.
    • 73' Sinclair gets past Jones and pulls the ball back fromt he byline to Graham, he has his shot blocked but the ball ricochets back for Williams... Blocked by Ferdniand! Williams denied an equaliser by his good mate Rio!
    • 73' Another good delivery from Gower, but United's defenders have been dominant in the air today.
    • 72' Fabio fould Gower after the Swansea man had made the pass, and Swansea have a free-kick in a good position on the right wing.
    • 70' Rooney tees himself up for a half-volley from 25 yards that bounces awkwardly in front of Vorm, but the Dutch keeper manages to keep hold of it.
    • 68' The corner does not yield a chance, but Swansea retain possession and are building the pressure on United nicely.
    • 67' Dyer getting more involved again. He leaps for a header at the far post, all five-foot-five of him, but his presence helps Swansea win another corner.
    • 66' Dyer is ruled to have obstructed Fabio as he helped the ball along to Gower, and a promising Swansea attack is shut down.
    • 65' Swansea seeing plenty of the ball, but United seem happy to keep them at bay for the time being.
    • 63' Dyer is impeded by Fabio as he tries to control and clear the ball in his own half.
    • 62' United doing their best to quell the tempo of Swansea's play. Dyer has not been nearly as involved since the break.
    • 60' Nice, open feel to this game now. chances still at a premium, but it feels as though either side could score.
    • 58' Rooney collides with Vorm as he attacks Giggs's cross and stays down. He's up soon enough. Had Vorm not claimed the ball, it would have been a foul on him anyway.
    • 57' This time Gower's corner from the other side of the pitch comes to nothing.
    • 56' Gower's cross to the far post is headed back across goal by Monk and Nemanja Vidic has to dive in to head behind for another corner.
    • 55' Gower pings in a lovely curling cross fro Graham to attack, but he too closely. Swansea persist and win a corner.
    • 54' Rangel mops up as giggs tries to make headway forward. His costly first-half error aside, it's been another good showing from the Spanish full-back here.
    • 52' Henry Doyle is back: "Wow the one time my brother comments on here and he­ makes a fool of himself, he's too much of a Man­ United fan so apologies from me for his comment, he­ hardly has any spare brain cells..." - Brother, eh? We believe you Henry!
    • 51' Man United substitution: Fabio replaces Evra, who has not had the best of games this evening.
    • 50' Swansea's corner is cleared and United tear forward on the break. Rooney clips a weighted ball right into the feet of Hernandez, but the Mexican's pace sees him miscontrol and the chance goes begging.
    • 49' Already Allen makes an impact, finding Sincalir with a reverse pass and De Gea is forced into a decent stop at his near post. Corner to Swansea.
    • 48' Hernandez meets Rooney's through ball and rolsl the ball into the net, but he was miles offside.
    • 47' Evra is the first player to be booked in this game for a late trip from behind on Dyer.
    • 46' United kick off to start the second half.
    • HT Swansea substitution: Joe Allen replaces Routledge.
    • 45+2' Half-time is called by referee Mike Dean, and United are ahead courtesy of a goal that came from a defensive error. Otherwise, Swansea have been the champions' equals in this match.
    • 45+1' Hernandez is sent scampering away through the middle and he tries to square it for Rooney, but the ball is too far in front of the England striker.
    • 45' Taylor bends in a decent cross around Jones and Evra makes a bit of a hash of clearing it.
    • 44' Evra's OK after taking to moment to get over the blow. Carrick is then penalised for a foul on Dyer.
    • 43' Evra appears to have taken a knock to the face after Dyer fell and his trailing boot caught the Frenchman.
    • 42' Suspicions of a handball by Jones inside the United area, but none of the Swansea players appeal for it.
    • 41' Stoke City are the only club to have taken points off Manchester United this season having gone behind against them.
    • 40' Nani lashes at a shot from range and it swings out of play for a throw.
    • 39' Henry Doyle writes in re the 1800th United goal under Fergie: "Just 200 more goals for Man U and they have scored more­ than the England team, embarassing much?" - England don't play upwards of 50 matches a year, though.
    • 38' Gower sends in another corner for Swansea. This time to the near post and Michael Carrick heads it clear. De Gea just gets to punch the second ball clear with Graham leaping in front of him.
    • 37' Rooney tries a pot shot from range, but he is caught in two minds whether to try and lob Vorm or fire past him, and in the end does neither.
    • 36' It will be Giggs to strike it... Curled over the wall but it's off target.
    • 35' Monk fouls and the Swansea captain concedes a free-kick in a dangerous area. Several candidates to try a shot from here...
    • 33' Aniki T writes in regarding Hernandez's goal being the first scored by an opponent at the Liberty Stadium: "I thought they already conceded one goal against­ bolton..." - True, but that was a Danny Graham own goal. Should have been more specific, to be fair.
    • 32' Again Nani fails to control when the ball is sent out to him. The winger played all but seven minutes of Portugal's two-legged Euro 2012 play-off against Bosnia over the past eight days, but still.
    • 31' United relieving some of the pressure on them with a good bit of keep-ball in the Swansea half.
    • 29' Both sides pass completion rates have been very high so far - Swansea 89%-90% United.
    • 28' Taylor slides in on Nani and does well to prevent conceding a corner. The Portuguese winger has looked rather out of sorts so far today.
    • 26' Hernandez’s goal was Manchester United’s 1800th league goal under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson.
    • 25' A Swansea cross is headed away and it sits up invitingly for Taylor to hit on the half-volley... Well wide of the target. United have been under it a bit since going ahead.
    • 23' Graham and Wayne Routledge work hard to fashion a chance. Routledge sneaks the ball across to Scott Sinclair with the goal gaping, but it runs between his legs! A golden opportunity for last season's top scorer.
    • 22' Rooney floats a diagonal ball into the path of Hernandez, but the flag is up for offside.
    • 20' Evra tries his luck from outside the box, but his low drive is a comfortable save for Vorm.
    • 19' Another great stat tweeted, this time from OptaJoe: "Javier Hernández has scored with 18 of the 33 shots on target he has produced in the Premier League so far. Efficient."
    • 18' Giggsd loses the ball on the edge of the Swansea area but Hernandez wins it back. Swnasea have it back and Dyer breaks. It takes two United players to dispossess to nippy winger.
    • 17' A dangerous delivery to the far post by Gower is palmed well clear by De Gea.
    • 16' Jones makes a tackle and Swansea have their first corner of the game. The French left-back has only ever scored twice in the league for United since joining them in 2005.
    • 15' According to 101 Great Goals on Twitter, that was Giggs's 101st Premier League assist.
    • 14' A shame for Swansea to go behind after their bright start, but they remain unperturbed as they attack again.
    • 13' Prior to this weekend's fixtures, United and Swansea shared the season record for most clean sheets (5). Evra and Jones have started in United's defence for all five of those matches.
    • 12' Hernandez's fifth league goal of the season is the first to be conceded by Swansea at home since they won promotion to the Premier League. Giggs set it up just 11 minutes into his first ever league game against a team from his home country.
    • 11' GOAL!! SWANSEA 0-1 MAN UNITED!! Rangel is pressured into a mistake all too easily by Ryan Giggs, who slips the ball into the path of Javier Hernandez and the Mexican knocks the ball past Michel Vorm!!
    • 10' Graham lends Dyer a hand and he nicks the ball from Evra. United eventually break up the move.
    • 9' Nice passing movement from Swansea as they build patiently in the United half. They play the ball around so well.
    • 8' Nani's low cross is turned away and Gower can bring the ball out from the back.
    • 7' Nathan Dyer nips past Phil Jones and plays the give-and-go with Danny Graham, but the return pass was poor.
    • 6' Wayne Rooney pings a ball out wide to Nani, whose rare piece of poor control allows Neil Taylor to tackle him at the expense of a throw-in.
    • 5' Garry Monk leaps clumsily into Javier Hernandez. Referee Mike Dean awards a free-kick but keeps his cards in his pocket.
    • 4' Angel Rangel does well to dig out a cross right at the byline. The ball is headed away but only as far as Mark Gower, whose miscued volley goes harmlessly wide of David de Gea's goal.
    • 3' "Brendan Rodgers's Barmy Army!" is the passionate chant booming out around the ground as Swansea make their first foray forward.
    • 2' Virtually every United player gets an early touch before Patrice Evra loses the ball.
    • 1' Swansea kick off to get this match underway!
    • 17:27 The two teams are taking the field in front of a record Liberty Stadium crowd. We'll be underway shortly. You can share your thoughts on the game either by posting in the comments box below or by getting in touch with me via Twitter - @tony_mabert.
    • 17:25 Between them, United's starting front pairing of Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez have scored 13 goals in the league this season, one more than the entire Swansea squad has managed thus far. The Swans' record signing, Danny Graham, is their top scorer with four goals to his name. Premier League top scorers
    • 17:20 Alex Ferguson has been delighted with the progress of 19-year-old defender Phil jones - who starts today at right-back - since joining from Blackburn in the summer: "Since he has joined us, his improvement has been really eye-catching. We know he is 19. We know it is a big step up coming from Blackburn to Manchester United. But the boy has been absolutely fantastic. Fergie praises Jones
    • 17:15 Swansea defender Ashley Williams's friendship with Rio Ferdinand will be put on hold until after this game: "He's a cool, funny guy, but quite normal. I am looking forward to playing against him. But there will no banter until after the game." More on Ashley and Rio's bromance
    • 17:10 These two clubs have only met 16 times in the league since their first meeting in 1931. They have each won six of those encounters. The last time they met was in the 1982/83 season, when United were held to a goalless draw in Wales and then won 2-1 back at Old Trafford. Bryan Robson and Frank Stapleton scored that day.
    • 17:05 Swansea have dropped out of the top half following results from Saturday's earlier matches, but an unlikely win over the champions would see them go into December in the top eight. United need a win to reduce local rivals Manchester City's lead back down to five points following their win over Newcastle. Premier League table
    • 17:00 We have had some frankly ludicrous action in the 3pm kick-offs, nowhere more than the DW Stadium. Here are today's scores and scorers
    • 16:55 So Ryan Giggs makes a rare start for Manchester United, while Wayne Rooney will be raring to go up front after missing England duty.
    • 16:50 TEAMS- SWANSEA: Vorm; Rangel, Monk, Williams, Taylor; Gower, Britton; Dyer, Routledge, Sinclair; Graham... SUBS: Tremmel, Dobbie, Lita, Moore, Allen, Richards, Moras. /// MAN UTD: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Park, Giggs, Rooney, Hernandez... SUBS: Lindegaard, Fabio, Evans, Fletcher, Young, Valencia, Berbatov.
    • 16:45 Welcome to LIVE coverage of Swansea City v Manchester United from the Liberty Stadium!
  • Summary

    • 90+3' Nani bends a shot around Rangel and it flies just wide of the far post! United almost finishing with a flourish.
    • 90' Great chance for United to kill this game off as they pour men forward. Jones lines up a strike from a tight angle that clatters off the foot of the far post!
    • 73' Sinclair gets past Jones and pulls the ball back fromt he byline to Graham, he has his shot blocked but the ball ricochets back for Williams... Blocked by Ferdniand! Williams denied an equaliser by his good mate Rio!
    • 49' Already Allen makes an impact, finding Sincalir with a reverse pass and De Gea is forced into a decent stop at his near post. Corner to Swansea.
    • 23' Graham and Wayne Routledge work hard to fashion a chance. Routledge sneaks the ball across to Scott Sinclair with the goal gaping, but it runs between his legs! A golden opportunity for last season's top scorer.
    • 11' GOAL!! SWANSEA 0-1 MAN UNITED!! Rangel is pressured into a mistake all too easily by Ryan Giggs, who slips the ball into the path of Javier Hernandez and the Mexican knocks the ball past Michel Vorm!!
    • 16:50 TEAMS- SWANSEA: Vorm; Rangel, Monk, Williams, Taylor; Gower, Britton; Dyer, Routledge, Sinclair; Graham... SUBS: Tremmel, Dobbie, Lita, Moore, Allen, Richards, Moras. /// MAN UTD: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Park, Giggs, Rooney, Hernandez... SUBS: Lindegaard, Fabio, Evans, Fletcher, Young, Valencia, Berbatov.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

  • Rate Players

    Rate Players

    Please to rate the players.

    Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account.

    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      - -
      Defenders
      - -
      - -
      - -
      - -
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out79′ - -
      - -
      - -
      Substitution Out45′ - -
      - -
      Strikers
      - -
      Subs
      Substitution In45′ - -
      Substitution In79′ - -
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      - -
      Defenders
      - -
      - -
      - -
      Yellow Card Substitution Out51′ - -
      Midfielders
      - -
      Substitution Out76′ - -
      - -
      - -
      Strikers
      - -
      Goal Substitution Out84′ - -
      Subs
      Substitution In76′ - -
      Substitution In84′ - -
      Substitution In51′ - -

Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account