Swansea City vs Manchester United, Live Score and Commentary, Premier League 2017-18 SWA vs MUN

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 19, 2017 18:53 IST

Swansea 0-4 Man United (Bailly 45', Lukaku 80' Pogba 82', Martial 84'')


18:53 (IST)19 AUG 2017



It'd be unwise to get the hype train running already, but United do look like they are purring. 

That's all from me Anirudh Menon as I go in search for an in-hiding Amar Basu. 


18:50 (IST)19 AUG 2017

93' I mean he dragged the shot wide himself, it's not like Anabelle's ghost came out and did the dragging. 

18:50 (IST)19 AUG 2017

92' Jordan Ayew tries to bring a glimmer of a smile to Welsh faces but his shot is dragged wide. 

18:49 (IST)19 AUG 2017

91' Seriously. Formality. Put Swansea out of their misery already, ref. 

18:48 (IST)19 AUG 2017

90' Three minutes to be added on. It's all but a formality now

18:46 (IST)19 AUG 2017

89' Swansea play keep-ball as they try to salvage some pride from the situation but Tony Valencia is having none of that. If anyone's doing keep-ball, it'll be Manchester United. 

18:44 (IST)19 AUG 2017

87' Pogba leaps forward on another counter but his cross is wayward and poor Federico Fernandez sweeps it clear. 

18:43 (IST)19 AUG 2017

85' Ander Herrera comes on for the excellent Henrikh Mkhitaryan... Mourinho looks quietly pleased with himself. As well he might. 

18:43 (IST)19 AUG 2017

HOT DANG! THIS IS LIKE A GREAT WHITE SHARK SNIFFING AROUND A BLOODIED VICTIM! Pogba once again steals the ball and gambols forward with those great big, deceptively pacey, strides of his before laying it off to Martial. The Frenchman takes a touch and passes into the far corner. WOOF!

18:41 (IST)19 AUG 2017


18:41 (IST)19 AUG 2017

83' McBurdie on for Tammy Abraham as Swansea..... wait....

18:40 (IST)19 AUG 2017

OOO LA LA!! This is fantasy football from United now. Pogba steals the middle of the park before leaping forward.. he lays it off to Mkhitaryan who returns the favour with a sublime reverse ball... one on one with the keeper Pogba places a sumptuous chip beyond Fabianski's reach. WOOF! What a goal

18:39 (IST)19 AUG 2017


18:38 (IST)19 AUG 2017

That was such a simple goal at the end of it. Mkhitaryan, Martial, Fernandez and Mawson get into a tangle, but the Armenian has the presence of mind to pick out Lukaku who has the freedom of Wales to look up and smash it past Fabianski!

18:37 (IST)19 AUG 2017


18:36 (IST)19 AUG 2017

78'... a patient passing move ends with Martial smacking it at Mawson. Matic than gambols forward before yet another superb Fernandez tackle puts an end to the Serb's adventure. 

18:35 (IST)19 AUG 2017

77' The Liberty has woken up from its collective slumber in the past ten odd minutes as their team dangle that oh so tempting bait of faint hope in front of them... United, though, are intent on killing this and move forward with purpose...

18:33 (IST)19 AUG 2017

75' OH! WHAT A TACKLE FERNANDEZ! Pogba tackles Mawson superbly to win the ball and sets off on the counter before releasing Lukaku who seems set to win his foot race with the Argentine defender - but the Swansea man is having one of those days and his sliding tackle is superbly timed. 

18:31 (IST)19 AUG 2017

74' OOOOOOOO! That was close! Pogba's swerving ball just misses that junction of crossbar and post that the best aim for. Meanwhile United throw on Tony Martial and big, bad, Marouane Fellaini for Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford

18:30 (IST)19 AUG 2017

73' OUFF!!! Blind smashes a shot straight at goal - braving a dangerous Fer tackle - but the ball flies wide. The ref pulls play back for the foul and Fer gets into the ref's naughty book for his shenanigans. Pogba looks set to hit it...

18:29 (IST)19 AUG 2017

72' Carroll swings in a superb, dipping corner that somehow evades everyone in the United box and runs across the face off the goal. Mata then tries to slip in Lukaku on the counter but Olsson does superbly to chest it away from danger.  

18:28 (IST)19 AUG 2017

71'... that bounces off Matic's shoulder and out for another counter. Fernandez was close to getting his head onto it there! 

18:27 (IST)19 AUG 2017

70' Swansea are going for this - an Abraham cross is swiftly followed by an Olsson cross that careens off Valencia and goes out for a corner....

18:26 (IST)19 AUG 2017

69' OOO! A lovely touch from Abraham sets Swansea roaring forward, but Blind's exceptional positioning means Narsingh can't get up to any mischief on the right wing. 

18:24 (IST)19 AUG 2017

68' OH! Pogba bullies his way past an Olsson challenge before somehow flicking it to Mkhitaryan, but Narsingh beats the Armenian to it. United then move forward forcefully but Mkhitaryan smashes it well wide. 

18:24 (IST)19 AUG 2017

67' Swansea ring in the changes with Narsingh and Routledge replacing Mesa and Bartley. Swansea look like they're reverting to a back four now. 

18:23 (IST)19 AUG 2017

66' Ayew turns Valencia inside-out before swinging in a lovely ball that runs straight across the face of goal - and off Mesa for a goalkick!

18:22 (IST)19 AUG 2017

65' United pass the ball about in the training ground manner, but a loose touch from Lukaku prevents Pogba from running into the box at the enf of what was until then a pleasingly aesthetic move. 

18:21 (IST)19 AUG 2017

63' The corner is too deep for Matic, and Swansea handle the situation well enough before moving it forward at pace...  Jordan Ayew skates through the middle of the pitch before trying to pick out Abraham, but Jones gets an important boot in! That was close! 

18:19 (IST)19 AUG 2017

62' Some neat interplay between Pogba and Mkhitaryan allows the Armenian to have a wallop - which deflects off the tough hide of Mesa and away for a corner. 

18:18 (IST)19 AUG 2017

61' OH HO OH HO! TAMMY ABRAHAM! Gifted a free header in the middle of the six-yard box he guides Tom Carroll's excellent cross well wide. The Chelsea man really ought to have scored there. 

18:18 (IST)19 AUG 2017

60' Manchester United are getting pegged back here as Swansea pass the ball around easily...

18:17 (IST)19 AUG 2017

59' Swansea haven't given up the ghost yet, though, and more purposeful running from Fer and Olsson sets Naughton free on the right side, but he's met swiftly by Blind and the home side have to back pedal

18:15 (IST)19 AUG 2017

58' Swansea exert a touch of pressure of their own with United sloppy in clearing the ball, but all the panic ends up with Leroy Fer smashing the ball back to Holland.

18:15 (IST)19 AUG 2017

57' Matic started that earlier move with a swift pass forward - the Serb's impact on United's overall game simply can't be overestimated.

18:14 (IST)19 AUG 2017

56' Rashford is nothing if not full of confidence. With the Liberty's boos ringing in his ears he runs on to a Mkhitaryan pass, squares up Fernandez and gets a shot away. It's not a great one, though, and Fabianski gathers with ease. 

18:12 (IST)19 AUG 2017

55' Matic tries to dink one into Rashford... the ball's simply too heavy, though. 

18:12 (IST)19 AUG 2017

54' Matic nicks in and makes one of his trademark interceptions that sets one of his forwards away on a canter... it's Rashford this time, but Federico Fernandez is having a superb game and he once again does well to usher Rashford away and win a cheap foul off the impetuous young man

18:10 (IST)19 AUG 2017

53' United take it short, trying to catch the Swans unaware but Mata overplays his hand and it's scrambled clear by the defence. 

18:10 (IST)19 AUG 2017

52' Pogba chips in a cute little dink to Rashford who is ushered away from the danger area by a strong, strong, Fernandez challenge. Bartley then mixes up his communication lines with Fabianski, and it's a corner...

18:08 (IST)19 AUG 2017

51' United still have the ball and Mkhitaryan tries to bully his way into the box - but he's crowded out... Fabianksi kicks it aimlessly forward and it's United's ball again

18:07 (IST)19 AUG 2017

50' Carroll clears, but not well and Mata skips in behind the defence before chipping a superb ball that is just headed away by Mawson. Mata's second corner is headed clear by Naughton....

18:06 (IST)19 AUG 2017

49' Matic sweeps a lovely little ball forward that Bartley somehow manages to keep off the onrushing Lukaku. It's a corner for United....

18:05 (IST)19 AUG 2017

48' Swansea Guardiola their way out of pressure from Manchester United in their own half and Fer releases Olsson on the left - but the left-wingback smacks his cross into a neighbourhood glen. 

18:04 (IST)19 AUG 2017

47' Some slick one-touch passing from Mkhitaryan, Mata and Lukaku frees up the Armenian in the box, but Olsson does well to nick in ahead of him and stop a dangerous looking move

18:03 (IST)19 AUG 2017

46' Both goalkeepers get early touches of the ball as a couple of useless lumps forward bounce toward them. 

18:02 (IST)19 AUG 2017

PEEP! PEEP! WE'RE OFF AGAIN! Mkhitaryan gets us underway

18:02 (IST)19 AUG 2017

If Manchester United take their foot off the pedal thinking that this one's over, they'll pay for it... the players are back on (no changes made)... this should be fun!

17:48 (IST)19 AUG 2017


Well that was a tough, tough, match for both sides and Swansea was making United work their butt off... till Paul Pogba decided to show them just why he's worth all that moolah they dished out for him. 

Swansea will now have to chase the game, and that may leave them dangerously open at the back - don't count them out yet, though

17:46 (IST)19 AUG 2017

WOOF!! WHAT A HEADER POGBA! The setpiece is met with a thumping header from Paul Pogba that Fabianski tips onto the crossbar, but Bailly dives in to touch the ball in off the line. Superb instinct from the Ivorian wins him his first goal in Manchester Red
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