Swansea knocks Manchester United out of FA Cup

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Wilfried Bony scored on a header in the 90th minute as Swansea knocked 10-man Manchester United out of the FA Cup via a 2-1 triumph Sunday at Old Trafford.

Michael Laudrup’s decision to alter the side that lost to Manchester City on New Year’s Day as they bagged their first-ever victory at Old Trafford.

Manchester United boss David Moves, for his part, brought in goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, as well as Rio Ferdinand, Darren Fletcher, Shinji Kagawa and Alexander Buttner for this important showdown.

Wayne Routledge put Swansea ahead after the visitors weathered an early United storm, only to be pegged back by a Javier Hernandez strike four minutes later.

Despite the changes, the game got off to a flying start with two goals in the opening 16 minutes.

A neat exchange between Bony and Alejandro Pozuelo allowed Wayne Routledge to break clear of Ferdinand and confidently elude Lindegaard for his first domestic goal of the season in the 12th minute.

Moyes’ men hit back almost immediately. Buttner whipped a cross into the path of Hernandez, who tapped home from five yards in the 16th minute.

The tie remained level until the closing moments when Bony nodded home the winner to defeat Manchester United, which ended the game with ten men following a late red card for full-back Fabio.

In the fourth round, Swansea City will face either Birmingham City, Bristol Rovers or Crawley Town.

Meanwhile, Iago Aspas scored his first goal to lead Liverpool to a 2-0 win over Oldham, giving the Reds a spot in the fourth round.

The seven-time FA Cup winner had to wait for 54 minutes before Aspas finally broke the deadlock, much to the relief of the Anfield crowd.

Liverpool doubled its lead on 82 minutes when Sterling’s shot deflected off of James Tarkowski and bounced into the Oldham net.

Brendan Rodgers’ side will travel to either Bournemouth or Burton Albion in the fourth round.

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