Swansea twice took the lead to beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford, gaining their first ever victory at Old Trafford and passage to the Fourth round of the FA Cup.

Swansea took the lead early on with Wayne Routledge producing a fantastically composed finish to lob Lindegaard. The lead was short-lived and four minutes later Javier Hernandez drew the score level with a simple finish from inside the six-yard-box.

Fabio got sent-off four minutes after coming on as a substitute, paving the way for Wilfred Bony’s 90th minute match-winning header.

David Moyes made six changes going into the game with Tuesday’s Carling Cup Semi-Final against Sunderland in mind – Andres Lindegaard, Rio Ferdinand, Alexander Buttner, Darren Fletcher, Shinji Kagawa and Javier Hernandez came into the starting line-up.

Michael Laudrup made five changes of his own as Jordi Amat, Dwight Tiendalli, Leon Britton and Alejandro Pozuelo all started for a Swansea side looking for their first ever win at Old Trafford.

Hernandez should have put the home-side in front when Danny Welbeck played the ball to him inside the box, but the Mexican scuffed his volleyed effort causing no danger to the goal.

Swansea only took 12 minutes to put themselves in front, Wilfred Bony passed the ball to Pozuelo near the half-way line and the Spaniard played a fantastic through-ball to Routledge, who composed himself before chipping the ball over Lindegaard. But one goal at Old Trafford does not a victory make, and four minutes later the score was level.

Buttner was found in space on the left-wing and whipped a sumptuous cross into the six-yard-box for Hernandez, who finished coolly from four-yards with a simple left footed finish into the left corner.

Hernandez came close again just before the break, this time Jonny Evans played a pin-point diagonal ball from the left in what looked to be a Robin van Persie-esque volley, but once again the Mexican international misfired.

The opening 20 minutes of the second-half only saw the one chance for Bony, but the Ivorian fired his shot wide of the right-post.

Swansea made United and Fabio pay for the sending off with a 90th minute winner. Wayne Routledge took the ball, passed Fletcher down the left side of the box and clipped the ball across goal to the head of Bony.

The Ivorian headed powerfully passed the helpless Lindegaard from eight-yards out, giving Swansea a Fourth Round Tie against either Birmingham, Crawley or Bristol Rovers.


Man Utd: Lindegaard, Smalling, Büttner, Fletcher, Ferdinand (Fabio 76), Evans, Antonio Valencia (Januzaj 63), Cleverley, Hernández, Welbeck, Kagawa. Substitutes: de Gea, Anderson, Giggs, Carrick, Fabio, Zaha, Januzaj

Swamsea: Tremmel, (Tiendalli booked), Taylor, De Guzmán (Alvaro 85), Amat (booked), Chico (booked), Pozuelo, Britton, Bony, Shelvey Cañas (64), Routledge. Substitutes: Williams, Cornell, Cañas, Rangel, Alvaro, Davies, Donnelly


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