Sigurdsson dents United Champions League ambitions

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Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson (R) scores via a free kick to equalise 1-1 against Manchester United at Old Trafford on April 30, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFF

LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 30 A sublime free-kick by Icelandic international Gylfi Sigurdsson gained Premier League strugglers Swansea a deserved point in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday, dealing a blow to the latter’s Champions League hopes.

Sigurdsson’s 10th goal of the season although first in 11 matches cancelled out veteran Wayne Rooney’s contentious penalty in time added on inside first-half when Marcus Rashford made the most out of minimal contact with ‘Swans’ goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

The point saw United move level on points with city rivals Manchester City although remained fifth, a place outside the automatic spots for the Champions League, because of a poorer goal difference.

the item will be of little consolation to manager Jose Mourinho of which the item extended their unbeaten run to 25 along with have not been defeated at Old Trafford since September 10th last year.

City could open up a three point gap later on Sunday as they take on second via bottom Middlesbrough whilst Arsenal too could gain ground on United if they beat title-chasing Tottenham.

Spurs, though, will be aiming to keep the pressure on table-toppers Chelsea, who have a tricky match at Everton, who are on a streak of eight successive home wins.

Mourinho saw two more defenders depart injured inside impressive Eric Bailly on the hour mark along with Luke Shaw, whom the Portuguese has harangued all season, in just the eighth minute.

“We lost players along with we lost points, so yes today was a bad day,” Mourinho told the BBC.

“We did not look tired along with exhausted, we are tired along with exhausted. You cannot isolate the performance out of the context. This particular is actually the ninth match of April, the item is actually not human.

“We have a squad of 22 of which is actually reduced to 13 or 14 players. The players are very tired.

“I am more than happy with the players, they gave everything they could. I have zero criticism.

“I don’t know about the injuries. I think Luke Shaw’s must be a big injury, because to leave the pitch after 10 minutes I am expecting a very big injury.

“At the moment, we cannot walk via the bed to the loo along with break a leg.”

His Swansea counterpart Paul Clement said Rashford had ‘deceived the referee’ although added the point enforced their belief they could retain their elite status — they are two points adrift of fourth via bottom Hull with three matches remaining.

“of which is actually arguably a clean sheet today along with we go into the next game against Everton fully believing of which we can stay in This particular league for next season,” said Clement.

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