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January 5, 2014 11:30 AM EST
Old Trafford — Manchester
Referee:‬ M. Dean‎
Attendance:‬ 73190‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City

David Moyes' men were dumped out of the FA Cup as they lost their fifth home match of the season.

By Greg Stobart at Old Trafford

  • Anders Lindegaard
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    2.00

    Anders Lindegaard

    The second choice goalkeeper had little to do but made Routledge's finish for the opener a little too easy as he rushed off his line.

  • Alexander Büttner
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    2.50

    Alexander Büttner

    A couple of lovely crosses from the left, most notably for Hernandez's goal, but looked suspect defensively.

  • Chris Smalling
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    0
    1.50

    Chris Smalling

    Got up and down the right but lacked quality on the ball and took up poor defensive positions - not least as the cross evaded him for Bony's winner.

  • Jonny Evans
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    0
    2.50

    Jonny Evans

    Solid display from the defender. Good anticipation and at least tried to pass the ball forward.

  • Rio Ferdinand
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    0
    2.00

    Rio Ferdinand

    Made his first start since December 10 and looked rusty, especially for Swansea's opener. Substituted in the second half after sustaining a knee injury in a challenge with Bony.

  • Antonio Valencia
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    2.00

    Antonio Valencia

    Busy performance but didn't seriously trouble Swansea defensively and could have produced better deliveries.

  • Darren Fletcher
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    2.50

    Darren Fletcher

    Continued his recovery from a chronic bowel condition with an impressive display. Covered ground well, took up good tactical positions and his passing was accurate.

  • Tom Cleverley
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    1.50

    Tom Cleverley Flop of the Match

    Saw plenty of the ball but lacked any creativity with his passing. Infuriated the home fans by constantly looking sideways and backwards.

  • Danny Welbeck
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    2.50

    Danny Welbeck

    At least he tried. Clever movement and neat touches as he tried to link up United's play. Posed questions for Swansea but it didn't quite come off for him.

  • Javier Hernández
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    2.00

    Javier Hernández

    Excellent movement and a predatory finish to equalize in the 16th minute, but snatched at a couple of other chances and made no contribution to United's build-up play.

  • Shinji Kagawa
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    1.50

    Shinji Kagawa

    The Japanese midfielder produced a performance that highlighted why David Moyes has been using him as a substitute. Never made any real impact and forced to drop too deep to get on the ball.

Substitutions

  • Fabio Da Silva
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    1.50

    Fabio Da Silva

    Came on for Ferdinand in the 76th minute and four minutes later was sent off for a reckless studs-up challenge on Canas.

  • Adnan Januzaj
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    2.50

    Adnan Januzaj

    Replaced Valencia in the 63rd minute. Couple of nice drops of the shoulder but couldn't improve a dour United display.

  • Gerhard Tremmel
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    2.50

    Gerhard Tremmel

    Would have expected a far more difficult afternoon. Could do nothing about Hernandez's goal and routine save to keep out a free kick from Buttner was only other save of note.

  • Chico
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    2.50

    Chico

    Some strong challenges but always looked ready to make a mistake when United made progress toward the Swansea goal.

  • Dwight Tiendalli
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    0
    2.50

    Dwight Tiendalli

    Strong defensive performance and tidy on the ball with the exception of one terrible sliced cross in the second half.

  • Jordi Amat
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    2.50

    Jordi Amat

    Caught out along with Flores by Hernandez's movement for United's equalizer but recovered fairly well to keep track of the Mexican for most of the game.

  • Neil Taylor
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    0
    2.50

    Neil Taylor

    Strong up against Valencia, but the speed and trickery of Januzaj caused the left back more problems.

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
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    2.50

    Jonathan De Guzmán

    Neat and tidy alongside Britton before moving into a more advanced role, where he lacked the guile to open up the United defense.

  • Jonjo Shelvey
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    2.50

    Jonjo Shelvey

    The former Liverpool man was booed by the home crowd but didn't really threaten United as he was unable to find space between the lines. Replaced by Canas in the 64th minute.

  • Leon Britton
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    2.50

    Leon Britton

    Solid job at the base of Swansea's midfield. Always happy to take the ball off teammates and build attacks.

  • Pozuelo
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    3.50

    Pozuelo

    The best player on the pitch. Played with speed, skill and intelligence as he drifted in to space. Wonderful ball to split open United's defense for Routledge's goal.

  • Wayne Routledge
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    4.00

    Wayne Routledge Top of the Match

    Well-timed run and lovely lob over the goalkeeper to open the scoring in the 12th minute. Busy movement in the final third and produced a lovely run and cross for Bony's winner.

  • Wilfried Bony
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    3.50

    Wilfried Bony

    Thumping late header to win the game for Swansea. Until then, had few chances but led the line well.

Substitutions

  • José Cañas
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    0
    2.50

    José Cañas

    Sat in midfield after replacing Shelvey in the 64th minute. Made the most of 80th minute challenge from Fabio that resulted in a red card for the United substitute.

  • Álvaro
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    0

    Álvaro

    Came on for De Guzman five minutes from time.

Results
 
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