• FT

    Hull

    0

    Chelsea

    2

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    Cardiff

    0

    West Ham

    2

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    Everton

    2

    Norwich

    0

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    Fulham

    1

    Sunderland

    4

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    Southampton

    1

    West Brom

    0

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    Tottenham

    2

    C Palace

    0

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    Man Utd

    2

    Swansea

    0

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

Old Trafford, England

Attendance: 75035

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Manchester United

  • Antonio Valencia 47'
  • Danny Welbeck 59'

2 - 0

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Fletcher: Tempo was key

Darren Fletcher felt a raising of the tempo in the second half against Swansea allowed Manchester United to end their horror run.

The Premier League champions have been out of form and had lost three games in a row before they found a way to beat the Swans 2-0 at Old Trafford. Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck got the goals within 14 minutes of the second half starting and midfielder Fletcher felt the win was a reward for a change of approach.

Payne: Man United still a work in progress

"We raised the tempo in the second half,'' he told Sky Sports 1. "Swansea like to keep the ball and are one of the best teams in the league. There was a slight tactical change too, with Adnan Januzajgoing out to the left and Shingi (Kagawa) in behind the striker.

"It worked and we went on to win the game.'' Januzaj was key to that, with the teenager excelling, not for the first time this season.

"He's a young lad who has come in and been a revelation,'' Fletcher said of the 18-year-old. "We know their right-back (Angel Rangel) was on a yellow and wanted to get the ball to him as much as we could.''

Januzajmade a rare appearance in front of the cameras and added: "We got the three points, the team won and we all did well. I hope we keep going. I just play my game and do my best.''

Fletcher is still returning to full fitness and form after a long illness and said: "I think there is more to come. I am relying on experience at the minute. I am happy to be contributing and the team are winning.''

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup admitted Valencia's goal was the key moment. "They scored after 90 seconds (of the second half),'' he said. "It's always nice to score, always a good moment, but there are better moments than others. It really hurt us. The better moments are before or after half-time. We controlled the first half and knew Man United had three consecutive losses and may be a little nervous. That goal was the difference.''

Scoring Summary

  • Manchester United
  • Swansea City
 

Match Stats

  • Manchester United
  • Swansea City
16(5) Shots (on goal) 13(2)
9 Fouls 10
3 Corner kicks 5
1 Offsides 0
39% Time of Possession 61%
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 3

Teams

  • Manchester United
  • Swansea City
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Angel Rangel (37')
Wilfried Bony (45 + 2')