Manchester United missed the chance to move into the Premier League top four as Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick earned Swansea a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford Today 30th, April 2016.
Wayne Rooney’s penalty at the end of half-time, controversially awarded after Marcus Rashford went down under a challenge from Lukasz Fabianski, appeared to have United on course for victory before Sigurdsson curled in 11 minutes from time.
The point was well deserved and could prove precious for Swansea, who remain in the relegation zone, two points behind Hull with three games remaining to preserve their Premier League status.
Meanwhile, Manchester United extended their unbeaten Premier League run to 25 matches, but missed the chance to move into third ahead of Manchester City’s game with Middlesbrough and Liverpool’s trip to Watford on Monday Night Football.
Wayne Rooney is congratulated by his Manchester United team-mates after scoring a penalty against Swansea,
Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea celebrates scoring his side’s equaliser with Martin Olsson
It should have been even better for Swansea when Sigurdsson curled a free-kick into the area in injury-time, but Llorente could not connect with the goal at his mercy.
However, Swansea boss Paul Clement will surely be satisfied with a point ahead of games against Everton )home(, Sunderland )away( and West Brom )home( as their survival scrap looks set to go down to the wire.
Now Manchester United has to focus on Europa Championship in other to qualify for 2018 champions League..
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