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Rangel laments ´madness´ in United loss

18 August 2013 11:11

Angel Rangel bemoaned "two minutes of madness" as Swansea slipped to a heavy opening-day Premier League defeat to Manchester United.

Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck netted in either half to seal a 4-1 win for the champions in David Moyes' first league game in charge.

Wilfried Bony fired a consolation goal home for the Welsh side on his Premier League debut, but it ultimately counted for little.

Van Persie and Welbeck found the net in the first half within the space of three minutes to put United in the ascendancy, and Rangel believes the shock of the quick-fire double was too much to recover from.

"Obviously we're disappointed," he told the club's official website. "We hadn’t lost a game up until now, including pre-season, so sometimes it’s a good thing to have a result like this.

"It was two minutes of madness really - and it ended up changing the game.

"If they hadn’t scored the second goal then I think we would have had a chance in the second half.

"That killed it really, but we gave it everything and we have to accept the defeat and move on.

"It puts things into perspective because we have to get used to losing as well as winning."

Michael Laudrup's side next face Romanian outfit Petrolul Ploiesti for a place in the UEFA Europa League proper, and Rangel is hoping for a good performance to forget their heavy loss to United.

"Thursday’s game will help us forget the defeat, and it is one of those games that we want to win at home," he said.

"I thought we played well today and created lots of chances. But they were clinical and the finishing was the difference in the end."

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Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
17 August 2013
Game week
1
Kick-off
18:30
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
1 - 4
Venue
Liberty Stadium (Swansea)
Attendance
20733

Goals

0 - 1
34' R. van Persie
 (assist by R. Giggs)
0 - 2
36' D. Welbeck
 (assist by A. Valencia)
0 - 3
W. Bony 82'
(assist by Pablo Hernández) 
1 - 3
1 - 4
90'+2 D. Welbeck
 (assist by W. Rooney)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
5
15
3
4
16 40'
25 9'
11
23 45'
20 34' 72'
19 36' 90+2'
Coach: D. Moyes

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
10 82'
11
17
2
3
24
25
# Player Bookings
10
8
12
13
22
26
29

Sunday 21 September

Saturday 20 September

23:48
23:37
23:28
23:27
23:18
23:18
22:49
22:42
22:29
22:21
22:19
21:58
21:54
21:51
21:31
21:09
21:04
20:53
20:52
20:45
20:41
20:09
20:00
19:55
19:49
19:37
19:29
19:20
19:11
18:57
18:26
18:09
18:03
18:01
18:00
17:52
17:26
17:20
17:08
15:46
15:40
15:22
15:16
15:08
14:58
14:07
12:42
12:09
11:34
11:03
07:13
05:19
04:04
03:20
02:42
01:31

Friday 19 September

23:17
23:13
22:42
22:42
22:20
21:48
21:17
21:09
20:47
19:51
19:48
19:21
19:18
18:58
18:53
18:51
18:33
18:25
18:13
17:38
17:16
17:10
16:51
16:51
16:43
16:37
16:16
16:01
15:53
15:32
15:08
15:00
14:44
14:09
13:58
13:17
13:15
13:02
12:45
12:30
12:11
11:56
11:10
10:34
10:19
10:15
09:57
09:49
09:18
08:09
07:28
06:51
06:20
06:09
05:21
05:14
04:39
04:22
04:10
03:27
02:34
02:31
02:04
01:23
00:59
00:59
00:42

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
9 5 +0 6
10 5 -1 6
11 4 +3 5
12 4 -1 5
13 4 -1 5

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