Plenty to build on for Swans after shock win

SWANSEA City boss Garry Monk says he is still working on strengthening his squad despite a shock opening-day win at Manchester United.

The 2-1 success, thanks to goals from Ki Sung-Yeung and Gylfi Sigurdsson (both pictured), sandwiched between a Wayne Rooney equaliser, was Swansea's first league win at Old Trafford, and was also the first time United had lost on the opening day of the season at home since 1972.

Argentina defender Federico Fernandez underwent a medical overnight after Swansea agreed a fee with Italian side Napoli. He will be the Welsh club's seventh signing since last season, but Monk said he wanted more.

"We're trying to work on certain areas to bring two or three bodies in which we really do need," he said.

"We need to add two or three players to boost the squad in terms of numbers and quality."

Swansea took the lead minute through Ki before Rooney's equaliser. But just when United was getting on top, Sigurdsson added the second.

Dutch coach Louis van Gaal, who was in charge for his first EPL game with United, said: "When you have preparation, win everything, then lose your first match, it cannot be worse.

"We have built up a lot of confidence.

"It will be smashed because of this."

In other results, Arsenal left it late to come from behind to beat managerless Crystal Palace 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium, with Aaron Ramsey scoring an injury-time winner.

Newly promoted Leicester City fought back to draw 2-2 with Everton, while fellow new boys QPR missed a penalty in the 1-0 home defeat by Hull City.

West Brom and Sunderland shared the points in a 2-2 draw, while Stoke lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa.

At Upton Park, both sides had a man sent off as debutant Eric Dier scored a late winner in Spurs' victory over West Ham.


Manchester United 1 (W Rooney 53) Swansea City 2 (Ki Sung-Yeung 28, G Sigurdsson 72); Leicester City 2 (L Ulloa 22, C Wood 86) Everton 2 (A McGeady 20, S Naismith 45); QPR 0 Hull City 1 (Chester 52); Stoke City 0 Aston Villa 1 (A Weimann); West Brom 2 (S Berahino 42 (pen), 74), Sunderland 2 (L Cattermole 5, S Larsson 85); West Ham 0 Spurs 1 (E Dier 90); Arsenal 2 (L Koscielny 45, A Ramsey 90) Crystal Palace 1 (B Hangeland 35).

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