Manchester United 1-1 Swansea City

  • Wayne Rooney gave Manchester United the lead on half-time from the penalty spot.
  • Marcus Rashford dived to win the spot-kick, which drew the wrath of Swansea players.
  • Swansea deservedly levelled late in the second half through Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • The result leaves Swansea in the relegation zone, while United lie out of the top four.
Gylfi Sigurdsson

Full-time: Manchester United 1-1 Swansea City

Yet another 1-1 draw for Manchester United at Old Trafford, and on the balance of play that's all they deserved. Jose Mourinho's men took the lead when Wayne Rooney scored a penalty controversially won by Marcus Rashford on the stroke of half-time.

The Red Devils were pegged back and deservedly so. Gylfi Sigurdsson's wondrous free-kick gave De Gea no chance, Swansea a point, and United their 10th home league draw of the season.

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Jose Mourinho


Young runs out of room as he endeavours to cross and Manchester United seemingly run out of time.


Martial tries to work some magic but is crowded out by Swansea's defensive line. Rashford whips in a corner with some pace but Fabianski catches the ball superbly.

Three minutes of injury time left for both teams to go for glory.


SIX minutes of added time, due to the injuries to Bailly and Montero.

Llorente wastes a golden chance to steal all three points for Swansea as he stabs loosely at a set-piece. The Spaniard should've done a lot better, and he knows it.


Martial draws a free-kick out of Fernandez, who is cautioned for a silly challenge on the Frenchman.

Rashford takes, but his cross-cum-shot is hit with too much venom and sails past Fabianski's post. Into stoppage time now.


Sigurdsson wheels away in delight as he levels things up at Old Trafford.

Gylfi Sigurdsson


Lingard does excellently to get his head on the end of a Young cross but Fabianski holds his effort with ease. United just five minutes from yet another home draw at Old Trafford.


What a delightful free-kick from Sigurdsson. It's a perfect set-piece from the Icelandic international, who gave De Gea absolutely no chance. Herrera had initially stationed himself on the post that Sigurdsson exploited, but he vacated the area just as the free-kick came in.

1-1 at Old Trafford, same old story for United.


GOAL! Manchester United 1-1 Swansea City (Sigurdsson)


Rooney fouls Ayew and hands Swansea a free-kick in a very dangerous area.


Patient play form Manchester United results in Valencia stinging the palms of Fabianski. Swansea respond and counter quickly through Ayew and Sigurdsson, who skies his effort high over the bar.


Young and Olsson collide in the United penalty area. The England international took the coward's way out of the challenge, and left the Swede in some discomfort.


ANOTHER injury problem at Old Trafford. This time it's Jefferson Montero, who has only just come on, in some discomfort. The Ecuadorian international has been plagued by hamstring injuries this season, and he looks to have suffered another one.

Martin Olsson replaces him.


An attacking change from Clement as he replaces Britton with pacey Ecuadorian winger Jefferson Montero.


United still on the front foot after the stoppage for Bailly's injury. The ball is worked to Martial who drives a shot at Fabianski, which he just about deals with.

Rashford then bursts past two Swansea defenders and delivers a teasing cross that no one is close to getting on the end of.


Bailly tries valiantly but cannot continue. Darmian replaces him, but United are now without all of their recognised central defenders ahead of a crucial part of the season.

Swansea also making a change, with Fer replacing Ki. 30 minutes of normal time remaining.


Major worry for Manchester United. Eric Bailly is down after planting his foot awkwardly. Club physios are on the pitch treating the Ivorian, who is currently indispensable to Mourinho.


Ki darts down the right channel but is caught between two minds. He works the ball to Llorente, who tees up Sigurdsson, but the Icelandic international scuffs his effort.


Almost 2-0 for United as Rooney's goalbound effort hits Martial. The hosts have made a brighter start to the second half, but their resulting corner is easily dealt with by Fabianski.


The second half has begun at Old Trafford. Can Swansea right the wrongs of the first-half?



GOAL! Manchester United 1-0 Swansea City (Rooney, pen)

No mistake from the England captain, who sends Fabianski the wrong way. United lead, undeservedly, and Paul Clement's men have every right to feel aggrieved by Neil Swarbrick's decision to award the hosts a spot-kick.

Swansea players surround the referee as he blows the half-time whistle. Yet another poor decision made by an official, and it could prove costly for the Swans.


United receive a spot-kick on the stroke of half-time! Fabianski is adjudged to have tripped Rashford, though replays show the England international dived to win the penalty.

Wayne Rooney will take the spot-kick.