Swansea Metropolis 2-1 Manchester United: Gomis spoils Van Gaal’s day
Swansea City picked up yet another 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday, Bafetimbi Gomis scoring the winner.
The France worldwide scored a considerably fortuitous second when Swansea beat United by the identical rating line on the Liberty Stadium in February to finish a 2014-15 Premier League double over the Previous Trafford outfit.
It was the in-form Gomis, who now has 9 objectives from 10 top-flight matches, who settled issues in south Wales on Sunday, rounding off a Swansea turnaround within the 65th minute.
Juan Mata had put United in entrance early within the second half together with his 50th aim in English soccer, earlier than Andre Ayew headed Swansea degree – the primary time Van Gaal’s males have conceded within the prime flight this time period.
Swansea’s comeback was impressed by a tactical change from supervisor Garry Monk, who switched to a Four-Three-1-2 formation moments earlier than his aspect’s leveler.
The outcome means Swansea has now received 4 of its final 5 fixtures in opposition to United, every by a 2-1 margin because the visiting aspect was crushed for the primary time this season..
Having picked up a thigh harm in coaching, the in-form Jefferson Montero was changed by Wayne Routledge within the Swansea beginning XI. United midfielder Ander Herrera was rewarded for his aim in a midweek UEFA Champions League victory over Membership Brugge with a beginning berth.
A nervy begin from the house aspect noticed United win a free kick on the sting of the Swansea field within the opening couple of minutes, however goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski bought down properly to maintain out Memphis Depay’s curling strike.
Mata then dragged a shot huge from shut vary when he discovered himself unmarked two minutes later, earlier than Gomis snatched at Swansea’s first probability to check Sergio Romero.
Swansea ought to have opened the scoring within the 25th minute when Jonjo Shelvey threaded a free kick into the trail of Gylfi Sigurdsson, who pulled his shot huge of the left-hand submit.
These probabilities sparked the start of a interval of Swansea strain as Shelvey tried his luck from lengthy vary when he noticed Romero off his line, earlier than Gomis hit the left-hand submit with a shot off the surface of his boot.
It was United which was in entrance three minutes into the second half when a Luke Shaw cross from the left discovered its solution to Mata on the far submit and the Spain worldwide powered his end into the roof of the web.
Fabianski then needed to be alert when a Depay cross deflected off Ashley Williams and appeared to be looping over his head – the Pole slapping the ball clear earlier than denying Mata from shut vary.
Monk opted to convey Ki Sung-yueng on for Routledge after seeing his aspect fall behind and Sigurdsson quickly discovered himself in acres of house on the suitable, crossing for Ayew to move down and past Romero for the equalizer.
The house aspect was firmly within the ascendancy and Gomis put the membership in entrance 5 minutes later, tucking his shot below Romero after being performed in by Ayew.
United made a trio of substitutions in a bid to salvage at the very least some extent and Williams needed to make an excellent sort out to halt Wayne Rooney when he was clear by means of on aim late on.
There have been no additional probabilities for the visiting aspect and Van Gaal’s look ahead to some extent in opposition to Swansea goes on.