Swansea 1 Manchester U 1

Patrice Evra

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. 


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