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Football: Man United humbled by Swansea, West Ham humiliated

Published on Jan 6, 2014 5:55 AM
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Manchester United's Javier Hernandez (centre) is tackled by Swansea City's Chico Flores (right) during their English FA Cup third round soccer match at Old Trafford on Jan 5, 2014. Manchester United suffered a stinging 2-1 home defeat by Swansea City as their former fortress of Old Trafford was ransacked for the fifth time this season. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Manchester United suffered a stinging 2-1 home defeat by Swansea City in the FA Cup third round on Sunday as their former fortress of Old Trafford was ransacked for the fifth time this season.

Reduced to 10 men for the closing stages after Fabio was sent off, Swansea's battering ram striker Wilfried Bony climbed high to head home a powerful 90th-minute winner and leave United boss David Moyes to face questions about his management.

Another boss under pressure is West Ham United's Sam Allardyce whose woes intensified after the Premier League club were thrashed 5-0 by second tier Nottingham Forest.

Forest's Jamie Paterson netted a hat-trick in the humiliating rout, but the spotlight was on Allardyce who was accused of waving the white flag by making nine changes to his starting line-up with an eye on the League Cup semi-final at Manchester City on Wednesday.

 
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