Manchester United visited the Liberty Stadium to play Swansea in the early fixture of Match day 2 in the 17/18 EPL season.
The Red Devils came into the game flying high with confidence after demolishing West Ham at Old Trafford last weekend. The Swans however failed to score a goal in their opening fixture as they played out a goal less draw away at Southampton.
United named the same starting 11 from last week but a goal did not come until the dying moments of the first half. Paul Pogba directed his header from a corner kick towards goal but his effort hit the cross bar and bounced on the goal line.
Eric Bailly followed up and got to the loose ball ahead of the Swansea defender and tapped the ball in. It was his first goal for the club and the first league goal of his career.
The second half began in similar fashion with both teams struggling to get clear chances on goal. Big money striker, Romelu Lukaku finally got a chance in the 80th minute after receiving a pass from teammate Mkhitaryan. Lukaku tucked the ball in the net with a calm finish to record his third league goal for the season.
United were in full gear as Paul Pogba scored the third goal for last season’s Europa League winners with a deft chip. He made a swift run into the box and was played through on goal by Mkhitaryan before he finished the move. It was Pogba’s second league goal in as many games and Mkhitaryan’s fourth assist of the season.
United were not done as Pogba turned provider for fellow French man Anthony Martial that came off the bench. United broke free on the counter and Pogba played a pass to Martial who took the shot past a defender and Fabianski who was in goal for The Swans.
The victory ensures that United remain top of the table with 6 points and a goal difference of 8. Other teams that would kick off later would have to try to better this performance to see if the top of the table can change by the end of match day 2.
We are just two games into the season but Manchester United are off to a flying start and they are playing with confidence and good team spirit.