MANCHESTER UNITED DEALT DEADLY CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BLOW AS SWANSEA FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL

Manchester, – Manchester United were dealt a huge below in their hopes to reach the Champions League as Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson arrowed a free-kick to earn his team a 1-1 draw. United led just before half-time through a controversial penalty that wa…

Manchester, - Manchester United were dealt a huge below in their hopes to reach the Champions League as Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson arrowed a free-kick to earn his team a 1-1 draw.

United led just before half-time through a controversial penalty that was converted by Wayne Rooney. The second half was a scrappy affair, but with 10 minutes to go Sigurdsson scored a fabulous free-kick to earn his team the draw. Manchester United controlled possession from that point on, but failed to create any chances. In fact, Swansea's striker Fernando llorente had a golden opportunity to clinch the win but he fluffed his shot into the goal keeper's arm.

There was some good news for United as the draw meant they have set up a new club record for remaining unbeaten for the longest time in the club's history in a single season. They are yet to lose after 25 matches that saw them win 13 and draw 12. They are in fifth place with 65 points, just one point behind arch-rivals Manchester City who have a game in hand. Swansea meanwhile have clinched a crucial point in their fight against relegation. They are in 18th place with 35 points, just two points away from safety. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency