Live: Manchester United 2 Swansea 0

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It's all over at Old Trafford. It ends Manchester United 2, Swansea 0. Thanks for joining me this afternoon, I hope you enjoyed the game.

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Man Utd may look comfortable enough, but they trail Man City by goal difference. Although it is unlikely they will bridge the gap of what is now eight goals, it would have been nice to see score a few more, considering the number of chances they created.

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Three minutes to be added. Swansea make a change, with Caulker coming off and Tate replacing him.

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Another United attack comes to an end as Rafael accidentally takes an extra touch to put the ball out for a goal kick.

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United come forward again and Berbatov chips a nice ball into the box for Cleverley. He almost reaches it but Vorm is quick off his line to gather.

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Ferdinand, who appears to have picked up a knock, is being replaced by Rafael.

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Young crosses from the left but he asks too much of Berbatov as it travels out for a goal kick.

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Swansea come forward and Sigurdsson shoots from distance but it goes over the bar.

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United are controlling possession now, but Swansea have a rare moment as Allen intercepts play to burst forward. He lays it on for Graham who decides to shoot but it doesn't trouble de Gea.

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Valencia returns Young's corner, but his cross is deflected out for a throw.

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Young's corner is better this time, as it finds the head of Berbatov who nods it to Hernandez. The Mexican goes for goal but his shot is deflected over.

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Man Utd have plenty of bodies forward, and Jones wins a corner from his deflected cross. Young's corner fails to beat the first man but they have another now.

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Sinclair plays it back to Williams, who is forced to clear out for a throw under pressure.

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Man Utd make a sub now, Berbatov is coming on replace Rooney, who has not been at his best today.

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Swansea have not played badly today by any means, but you can't expect to get anything out of games like these if chances aren't taken.

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Sigurdsson swings in a corner for Swansea but Smalling does very well to get a head to it. The ball comes back in but de Gea claims confidently.

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Valencia passes to Carrick, who plays a first time pass to Rooney to put him through on goal, but the England striker's effort travels wide. An uncharacteristic miss there from Rooney.

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Swansea win a corner, but Smalling's deflected clearance results in a goal kick.

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Swansea make a change, Moore on for Dyer.

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Rooney recieves his first Premier League yellow card of the season for a wild slide on Britton.

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Swansea have a good set piece opportunity now as Sigurdsson lines up the free kick from the left edge of the box. He hits it well towards the left corner but de Gea makes a good save.

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Allen makes a good interception to stop the link up between Rooney and Valencia. He knocks the ball to Taylor who almost played Vorm into trouble with a very casual backpass, but the keeper clears.

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Man Utd are going to bring on some fresh legs, Cleverley replacing Scholes.

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Williams rises to clear the corner, and then also Rooney's following cross.

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Corner is cleared but United have another after Taylor is forced into a clearance following pressure from Jones.

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United come forward on the counter with Rooney. He makes a great run towards the left side of the box but slips as he tries to square it. It deflects out for a corner though.

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The visitors now have throw on the right wing.

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Swansea are getting chances, and if they were to score one it would really change the dynamic of this match.

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Very end to end at the moment. Sigurdsson finds Dyer in the box, who is able to step outside and have strike at goal from a great position, but he blazes over.

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United then go very close to going three goals clear. Evra crosses from the left which Hernandez heads on. The ball falls to Valencia who strikes at goal with power but Taylor blocks well with his legs before Vorm smothers the loose ball.

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Swansea go very close to pulling a goal back. de Gea has Allen's initial shot covered but Graham reacts quickly to try and direct it into the goal. The keeper does just enough to stop the ball going past him and clutching it before Sinclair was able to finish.

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Smalling charges forward towards goal before feeding Young for the cross. Swansea momentarily clear but Hernandez then goes agonizingly close with his head from Valencia's cross on the right.

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Rooney hits an outswinging corner from the right but Swansea eventually clear.

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Young's corner is cleared by Caulker but the resulting play sees Young have a shot at goal, which is blocked for another corner by Caulker.

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Swansea's corner is cleared and United look to counter. They move forward on the right and Young may have been in for his second goal had Dyer not made a vital clearance from Rooney's squared ball..

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Sigurdsson goes for goal from an ideal position but doesn't connect as well as he would like, although de Gea makes a bit of a mess of it and concedes a corner.

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Man Utd moving the ball around the pitch comfortable, but Jones loses possession and Swansea immediately look to attack. Allen hits a great long ball for Dyer who holds up play.

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Smalling overhits his pass to Valencia, so Swansea have a throw on the left side of midfield.

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Valencia pulls the ball back for Jones on the right wing, but the right back slips as he crosses and the ball travels into the crowd.

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Scholes switches play to Jones on the right.

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Sigurdsson crosses from the right side of midfield but Graham is unable to beat Ferdinand to the ball.

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Swansea are making a half time change, Britton replacing Gower. Swansea get the second half underway.

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Man Utd have moved to 1/250 to win this match now, while Swansea are a whopping 100/1 to produce a major turnaround in the second half. If you still think a draw is on the cards, that is available at 40/1. You might fancy a repeat of the second half. If so, Man Utd to win 4-0 is priced at 7/2. At 16/1 it is tempting to go with Sigurdsson to be the next goalscorer, as he seems the most likely if Swansea are to get a goal. Visit www.skybet.com for all your in-game betting.

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Chris Foy calls an end to the first half. 2-0 to Man Utd who have looked very comfortable so far.

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Smalling goes close with a header from the corner.

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Williams is forced to concede a corner as United threaten on the right wing.

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United have a corner now as they quickly search for another goal. Young's corner is punched away by Vorm.

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Allen's ball forward from deep in his own half is intercepted and it is Scholes who plays a clever ball across the box to Rooney. Rooney can't quite keep up with ball as it runs away from him but Young steps in to finish smoothly into the bottom right corner.

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2-0. YOUNG WITH THE GOAL!

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Good work from Man Utd on the right as Jones initially passes to Valencia, who back-heels the ball back into the right back's path. He connects well with his low strike, but Vorm was well positioned and gets down to save.

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Sinclair gets involved in a game with a teasing run towards the left edge of the box. He plays a neat ball through to Taylor, who had made a good run into the box, but the defender's touch lets him down and United can recover.

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Caulker comes forward from defence and tries to play through Dyer on the right, but his pass is stopped and he now has to rush back as United move the ball forward.

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Rooney makes a good run through the centre but his angled shot is misjudged and travels high and wide of the goal.

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Dyer races forward on the break for Swansea but runs out of space to run in as Scholes gets a foot in.

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Rangel brings down Young in the box, but a corner is given ahead of a penalty. The resulting play almost sees United double their lead though, with Young's deflected cross coming at Hernandez too quick for him to stop his header flying over.

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Carrick wins the ball from Gower in midfield and quickly moves the ball forward.

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Almost a quickfire double from United as Hernandez tries a flick of his own from Valencia's pass, but his effort goes wide.

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A well worked goal as Valencia skips past Taylor to open up space on the right wing. He then pulls back for Carrick, who takes a shot which is on target but Scholes makes sure of the goal with a little flick. 1-0 to Man United.

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GOAL - SCHOLES SCORES!

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Rooney goes for goal but his effort is well blocked by Caulker and the loose ball is hacked clear.

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Dyer comes forward and again tries to play Graham in behind the Man Utd defence, but Ferdinand is alert to the danger and takes control of possession.

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Sigurdsson uses the outside of his right foot to feed through Graham, who under pressure is unable to get any power behind his shot and it's an easy save for de Gea.

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Great skill by Dyer on the edge of the area as he skips past a couple of players and lays off Sigurdsson for a shot, but the midfielder is closed down quickly.

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Good double save by Vorm as he firstly reacts well to Evra's powerful drive on the edge of the area, and then rushed to block Rooney's rebound attempt.

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Young swings it in with his right foot. Rangel heads behind for a United corner.

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Another free kick for Man Utd, this time in a great crossing position on the left wing.

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Free kick for Man Utd in the middle of the park as Rangel fouls Young.

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Carrick tries to play a one-two with Rooney on the edge of the box but Allen reads it well to intercept.

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Young bursts forward on the break but his attempted low pass towards Hernandez is easily cut out.

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Taylor crosses deep from the left which Evra heads away only as far as Dyer, but the wide man can't control it.

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The corner is poorly struck by Valencia but Man Utd keep possession in Swansea's half. Carrick's shot is deflected by Gower up in the air and into the box but Vorm gathers with no problems.

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Dyer goes past Evra with ease, but the United captain races back and slides well to win the ball back. United then come forward to win a corner.

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Sigurdsson shows good vision to try and release Dyer on the right wing, but it is just overhit.

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Nice footwork from Young creates the space for him to hit a good cross into the box but Swansea head clear.

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Sigurdsson's first time pass to Taylor allows the defender to rush forward on the left. Swansea work the ball across to Dyer, who cuts inside from the right and has a shot on goal. It curls just over although de Gea didn't look troubled.

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Valencia attempts a cross from the right which is blocked by Allen and deflected back off Valencia for a Swansea throw.

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Vorm looks assured in possession as he does a dribble to prevent the oncoming Hernandez from challenging for the ball.

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Carrick plays a long ball towards Young on the left wing, but despite his best efforts, the winger can't keep the ball in play.

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Young wins a throw off Caulker on the left flank.

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The match has started to a quite a quick tempo, long may it continue.

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Jones advances from full back to deliver a cross towards Hernandez at the front post but it hits the side netting.

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Sigurdsson takes the ball from Scholes, and this time looks for Dyer on the edge of the box, but United gather the ball.

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Rooney sells Scholes short with a pass, and Sigurdsson intercepts, giving Swansea their first touch of the game so far following early United possession.

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Man Utd kick us off at Old Trafford

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'S H' writes: "Well City did their part. Now let's go out with a bang. United 5-0 Swansea (I hope)"

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Lee from Southampton writes: "massive utd fan here I think 3-0 utd with Rooney gettin on the score sheet shame about Newcastle though throught you would have beat city or drew :( oh well come on utd"

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Nathan from Lowestoft writes: "I see a 3 nil win for Utd Rooney hatrick but does not seem to matter with man city's scoreline I'm nearly crying in disappointment :( "

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Manchester City have beaten Newcastle 2-0, and now are almost certainties to lift the Barclays Premiel League this season. Manchester Utd musn't lose their focus today though, as it is not technically over, although it will be if they fail to beat Swansea this afternoon.

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SkyBet fancy Man Utd to win this one comfortably and are 1/6 to take three points. Swansea are a massive 14/1 to cause an upset while the draw is availble at 6/1. Many people will expect Rooney to play a big part in today's match, he is priced at 13/5 to score a brace. www.skybet.com is where to go to place your bets.

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Here are the teams...

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Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Scholes, Young, Rooney, Hernandez. Subs: Amos, Berbatov, Giggs, Park, Nani, Rafael Da Silva, Cleverley.

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Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Caulker, Williams, Taylor, Allen, Sigurdsson, Gower, Dyer, Graham, Sinclair. Subs: Tremmel, Tate, Britton, Routledge, Monk, McEachran, Moore.

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At the time of writing, Manchester City lead Newcastle 1-0 meaning Manchester United would need to win just to keep their title dreams alive on the final day of the season. Their focus must be on their own game though and Swansea are not a team to take lightly. The Welsh team themselves are sitting comfortably in mid-table following an excellent debut season in the top flight. Team news coming right up.

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Hello and welcome to today's coverage of the crucial Barclays Premier League clash between Manchester United and Swansea. I will be steering you through the 90 minutes, but in the meantime send your thoughts and predictions on the game to ollybell_2@msn.com

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
15:00
Arsenal v C Palace  
Burnley v Chelsea  
Leicester v Everton  
Liverpool v Southampton  
Man Utd v Swansea  
Newcastle v Man City  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
Saturday, 23 August 2014
A Villa v Newcastle  
Chelsea v Leicester  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Sun, 06 Jul 2014

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