EPL Wrap: Swansea Ruin Van Gaal's Start, Ramsey Saves Arsenal

Manchester United slumped to a 2-1 loss to Swansea City on Louis van Gaal's EPL debut while Arsenal snatched a late victory vs Crystal Palace through an injury-time goal from Aaron Ramsey.

updated: August 17, 2014 01:24 IST
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Swansea celebrate their 2-1 win over Manchester United.

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Swansea City condemned Louis van Gaal to defeat in his first Premier League game as Manchester United manager on Saturday, while Aaron Ramsey scored a stoppage-time winner for Arsenal. (I am responsible for loss: Louis van Gaal)

Van Gaal was taking charge of his first competitive match at United, but his new side exhibited many of the same failings from last season -- when they finished seventh -- as they slumped to a 2-1 loss.

It was Swansea's second consecutive win at Old Trafford, after an FA Cup third-round success in January, and dealt United their first home defeat on the season's opening day since 1972.

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