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Sunday 23 December Liberty Stadium | Attendance: 20,650

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Swansea City
1Vorm
21Tiendalli
4Floresyellow card
2Williamsyellow card
33Davies
7Brittonsub24
26Agustiensub17
12Dyer
20De Guzmansub19
15Routledge
9Michugoal
Subs:
25Tremmel
10Graham
16Monk
17Shechtersub26
19Mooresub20
24Sung-Yeungsub7
29Richards
Man United
1De Gea
4Jonesyellow card
6Evans
15Vidic
3Evragoal
7Valenciasub14
16Carrick
23Cleverleysub18
18Young
10Rooneyyellow cardsub11
20van Persieyellow card
Subs:
13Lindegaard
28Buttner
24Fletcher
11Giggssub10
18Scholessub23yellow card
14Hernandezsub7
19Welbeck

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23/12/2012 15:20, Report by Nick Coppack
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Still, the Reds never yielded any clear-cut chances and could even have gone into the break 2-1 up when Evra burst down the left, reached the by-line and found Rooney 10 yards out. The striker didn’t quite catch his low, left-footed effort cleanly, however, and Vorm did enough to keep the ball out and ensure parity at half-time.

The start of the second period proved similarly frustrating for Rooney, whose every misplaced pass or blocked shot was met with cheers by the home crowd.

He did release Ashley Young inside the area, though, after a Swansea mistake gifted the Reds possession in the final third. Young’s shot was well blocked by Ashley Williams and the Swans breathed a sigh of relief.

Down the other end, De Gea was forced to make two fine saves – first from distance, then from close range – as Kemy Agustien and then Routledge let fly with powerful efforts.

Rooney curled a direct free-kick into Vorm’s arms on the hour mark before dropping to the left side of midfield as Sir Alex brought on Javier Hernandez for Valencia and Young switched to the right flank. The change almost brought immediate dividends, as van Persie volleyed against the crossbar from Rooney’s tantalising cross.

The Dutchman then came within inches of playing a perfect pass into the path of substitute Hernandez. The Mexican couldn’t quite take the ball in his stride, however, and his eventual shot was blocked en route to Vorm.

Rooney’s miserable afternoon was summed up when he failed to find van Persie, unmarked, on the penalty spot after a Swansea error gifted the

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