Manchester United v Swansea City, 02 January 2016

Score2-1 to Manchester United
RefereeJonathan Moss
CompetitionPremier League
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance75,415
Swansea City had won four of the five preceding meetings with Manchester United in all competitions, all by a 2-1 scoreline. Kick-off: 3.00pm

Goals:

Anthony Martial 47 G
Wayne Rooney 77 G

Goals:

Gylfi Sigurdsson 70 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Martial
Forward Wayne Rooney

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański
Defender/Right back Angel Rangel
Defender Ashley Williams
Defender/Midfielder Jack Cork
Defender/Midfielder Neil Taylor
Midfielder Leon Britton
Midfielder Wayne Routledge
Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson
Midfielder KI Sung-yueng
Midfielder/Forward André Ayew

Substitutions:

Matteo Darmian for Phil Jones 46
Paddy McNair for Ashley Young 78
Michael Carrick for Ander Herrera 90

Substitutions:

Modou Barrow for Leon Britton 62
Bafetimbi Gomis for André Ayew 82
Jefferson Montero for Wayne Routledge 82

Cards:

Chris Smalling 42 Y
Daley Blind 85 Y

Cards:

Angel Rangel 64 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Matteo Darmian
Defender Paddy McNair
Midfielder Andreas Pereira
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Memphis Depay
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini

On the bench:

Defender Jordi Amat
Defender/Midfielder Kyle Naughton
Midfielder Matt Grimes
Midfielder/Forward Jefferson Montero
Forward Modou Barrow
Forward Bafetimbi Gomis

Comments:

League position: 5th Wayne Rooney ended a run of 553 minutes without a goal for the club. The goal meant he moved ahead of Andy Cole in to second place on the all-time Premier League scorers list on 188, 72 goals behind Alan Shearer. He also moved ahead of Denis Law to become the second-highest scorer in Manchester United's history on 238 goals, 11 behind Sir Bobby Charlton. With this victory, United avoided a run of nine games without a win for the first time since November 1988. Michael Carrick replaced Ander Herrera in the first minute of added time in the second half.

Comments:

League position: 17th Swansea City had now won only one of their last 11 Premier League away games (lost seven). The Swans had scored 17 goals after 20 games of this Premier League season. Only bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa (16) had scored fewer.