Manchester United has suffered three straight Premier League defeats to Swansea City, with the latest loss coming Sunday at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea beat Man United 2-1 twice in league play last season — it was the only team to complete the league double over the Red Devils in 2014-15 — and that was the same scoreline Sunday.
The victory preserved the Swans’ unbeaten league record (2-2-0) and vaulted them into fourth place. United still has seven points, which puts it in a fifth-place tie with rivals Liverpool and Arsenal.
Juan Mata opened the scoring for the visitors in the 48th minute, but it didn’t take long for Swansea to equalize. Andre Ayew leveled the score in the 66th minute on a header, and he set up the next goal just five minutes later with a sensational pass to strike partner Bafetimbi Gomis.
Gomis is the second Swans striker and first since 1923-24 to score in the first four Premier League games of a season.
United’s attack produced just four shots on goal, and forward Wayne Rooney wasn’t able to capitalize on a number of quality scoring chances. His goal drought in league play now stands at 10 games, which ties the longest such streak of his career dating back to 2003-04 when he played for Everton.
Manchester United’s next league game is a showdown with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sept. 12.
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