United Sting Swans for Four

Manchester United cemented their good start to the season by beating Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty stadium.

While the game looked to be heading to an inevitable United win by just one goal to nil, it was in the second half where the red devils truly got hold of the game.

Eric Bailly scored his first league goal just before the halftime whistle. However the away side wrapped up the three points in style by scoring three goals in the last ten minutes of the game.

Romelu Lukaku (80), Paul Pogba (82) and Anthony Martial (84) all got on the score sheet to give United their second 4-0 victory of the season.

It was the first time in 110 years (1907/08) since United have scored four or more goals in their first two fixtures of the season. It is also only the second time a team has won their first two fixtures of the season by four or more goals, Chelsea in 2010/11 being the other.

Swansea didn’t have much attacking threat on the day, and while their defence stood strong before a blistering last then minutes for United.

It was a first defeat at home for Swansea since April 5th, and they have only had one shot on target in 180 minutes of Premier League action so far this season.

It was Swansea who actually had the first chance of the game on the third minute, Jordan Ayew’s cross struck the crossbar. United had their first chance of the game just moments later as Lukaku sliced his shot just wide of the Welsh clubs post.

It had been a busy first ten minutes to the game, and United came so close to the opening goal as Phil Jones headed the ball against the crossbar. It wouldn’t have counted if he would have scored due to being offside.

Both sides had chances to get the opening goal, however it was Bailly for United who struck the first blow. The youngster reacting quickly to a rebound off of the crossbar after Fabianski saved onto it from a Pogba header.

Swansea’s on loan striker Tammy Abraham scored over 20 goals last season in the Championship for Bristol City, but he hasn’t got going so far in the Premier League. Abraham did come closest for the Swans to getting a goal back, however he couldn’t covert both chances he had in the second half.

Then came the killer blow as United stormed to a superb victory by scoring three goals in quick succession. Man of the match Henrikh Mkhitaryan set up both Lukaku and Pogba’s goals, before Anthony Martial put the game to bed with United’s fourth goal.

Can the red devils keep up their unbeaten start to the season when they face Leicester City at Old Trafford next Sunday? Meanwhile Swansea travel to MK Dons on Tuesday night to take part in the League Cup second round, before facing Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.


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