Swansea 1 Manchester U 1
Swansea City 1 Manchester United 1, Liberty Stadium, English Premier League, December 23, 2012. Manchester United´s five-game winning streak came to an end with a 1-1 draw against Swansea City. Patrice Evra provided the visitors with an early lead after sixteen minutes of play, only for Michu to equalise for the home team in 29th minute of the clash.
Premier League table toppers Manchester United had defeated Queens Park Rangers, West Ham United, Reading, Manchester City, and Sunderland in their five previous Premiership fixtures, whereas Swansea City had beaten West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal, drawn against Liverpool, and been defeated by Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester United dominated early on and went in front through Patrice Evra who headed home a flag-kick from Robin van Persie sixteen minutes into the game. The Swans, who had not defeated United since January 1982, got more into the match as the first half went on and the hosts equalised a minute before the half-hour mark when Michu scored from close range after a shot from Jonathan De Guzman had been blocked by David de Gea. The Reds ruled the second half and twice made the crossbar shiver, but Swansea held on to salvage a point. Swansea City Team: Michel Vorm, Dwight Tiendalli, Chico, Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Kemy Agustien, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer, Jonathan De Guzman, Miguel Perez Cuesta, Wayne Routledge. Substitutes: Itay Shechter, Luke Moore, Garry Monk, Ki Sung-yueng, Jazz Richards, Danny Graham, Gerhard Tremmel. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Phil Jones, Nemanja Vidic, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Valencia, Ashley Young. Substitutes: Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Chicharito, Alex Buttner, Darren Fletcher, Anders Lindegaard.
Patrice Evra Quickfacts
Patrice Evra hit his first Premier League goal for Manchester United when he found the target in the 63rd minute of a 3-0 win over Everton at Old Trafford on the 29th of November of 2006.