Premier League Match Preview: Swansea City vs. Burnley

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Updated: August 19, 2014
Swansea 2014

Match Date: 23 August 2014 (local)

Match venue: Liberty Stadium

(Featured image: Swansea | Source: dailymail.co.uk)

 

Swansea and Burnley scored opposing results in the kick-off week of the English Premier League. While The Jacks [unexpectedly] took home the silverware against Manchester United, The Clarets had to endure an assault from title chasers Chelsea.

 

Swansea City

In an unexpected turn of events, Swansea successfully put overly hyped Manchester United at bay. The Louis van Gaal side entered the pitch as the favorites—courtesy of their brilliant pre-season displays—but suddenly lost their fire after The Jacks scored twice while United netted only one goal. It was Swansea’s very first win at Old Trafford in ages, and hence, it catapulted immense celebration from the club and their supporters.

 

Sung-Yong Ki opened the scoring for Swansea just before the half-hour mark before Wayne Rooney equalized in the second period. Gylfi Sigurdhsson later delivered a second for Garry Monk’s side, which then served as the match’s last valid goal. Certainly, Van Gaal was embarrassed for the upset, and so were The Red Devils. There were some bad decisions made which led to the squad’s early downfall.

 

Burnley

Newly promoted Burnley debuted in the season with a proof they are one of the tournament’s minnows. As anticipated, they were beaten by perennial favorites Chelsea with away goals from new club member Diego Costa, Andre Schurrle, and Branislav Ivanovic. The Clarets were the first ones to unlock domination by way of a Scott Arfield opener in the 14th minutes, but the side eventually lost organization and failed to make (and convert) chances. As of the first week, Sean Dyche’s men are marooned on the league table’s relegation zone (19th).

 

Football betting tip: Swansea City will continue their winning streak by thumping Burnley in this fixture.