Manchester United Draw Swansea City 1-1

After taking a draw against cross-town rivals Manchester City, Manchester United was back at home at Old Trafford to host Swansea City. The result was fair, but another point still has the Reds sitting in fifth place in the Barclays Premier League table.

First Half Controversy

The first half had back and forth action going on. Chances here, chances there, chances everywhere. However, there would be one major talking point in the first half nearing the stoppage time for halftime.

Marcus Rashford received a through ball from Jesse Lingard inside the penalty area. Rashford was alone on goal until he was tripped up by Swansea keeper Lukasz Fabianski. In real time, it looked promising. A trip inside. But upon replay, Rashford seemed to have pulled his right leg out and forced it into Fabianski causing him to fall. You can also see the Swans keepers arms pulled back hoping to avoid contact.

The penalty was given anyway, and captain Wayne Rooney stepped up to convert the spot-kick.

Second Half Equalizer For Swansea

Just like the first half, teams had chances. But it took a special moment from Swansea to equalize.

The Swans were awarded a free kick outside of the 18-yard box. Gylfi Sigurdsson stepped up to bend the kick around the United wall and past a stand still keeper of David De Gea.

The game ended level 1-1, although Swansea had a great chance to equalize late in the second half.

This draw marks the 10th draw of the season for the Red Devils. They currently sit in fifth place in the table, good enough for a Europa League qualification.

Swansea City is in 18th place in the relegation zone, sitting just two points behind Hull City for safety.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s