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Swindon2Sheff Utd1

Swindon Town 2-1 Sheffield United

Louis Thompson netted a last-minute winner to keep Swindon's hopes of a League One play-off place alive with victory over Sheffield United.

The Robins took the lead when Miles Storey ran on to a Ben Gladwin pass and fired into the top corner.

The visitors equalised through Michael Doyle as he met a Kieron Freeman cross to slot home from close range.

But Thompson converted Nathan Byrne's centre to give the home side a dramatic late win.

Swindon have now won their last three and are a point behind Peterborough who occupy the last play-off spot, while the Blades stay 10th.

Swindon manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Post-match: Swindon manager Cooper

"It was fantastic to see the scene - a local boy to get the winning goal.

"In the second half we were under the cosh and came under a lot pressure. We didn't secure the ball up front, the ball kept coming back and it's very difficult to get out.

"The way they dug it out was very pleasing. I thought we totally dominated the first half."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonSubstituted forByrneat 67'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 21Smith
  • 14McEveley
  • 40StephensBooked at 53mins
  • 41Archibald-HenvilleBooked at 88mins
  • 24Cox
  • 39GladwinSubstituted forThompsonat 62'minutes
  • 28SmithBooked at 51minsSubstituted forWaldonat 80'minutes
  • 20Storey
  • 15KasimBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 3Byrne
  • 17Waldon
  • 19Thompson
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 29Branco
  • 33Barker

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 22DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 28FreemanSubstituted forPaynterat 90+2'minutes
  • 17Coady
  • 4Brayford
  • 15Collins
  • 8Doyle
  • 7Flynn
  • 23Murphy
  • 21ScougallSubstituted forMcGinnat 60'minutes
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forPorterat 33'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Porter
  • 14McGinn
  • 18Paynter
  • 25Long
  • 29Khan
  • 32Kennedy
  • 42Dimaio
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
8,441

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home3
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home18
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Sheffield United 1.

Booking

Ben Davies (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.
Miles Storey (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ben Davies (Sheffield United).
Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).
Attempt saved. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lee Cox (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Billy Paynter replaces Kieran Freeman.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 2, Sheffield United 1. Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yaser Kasim.
Attempt saved. Conor Coady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).
Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).
John Brayford (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).
Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Alex Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ben Davies (Sheffield United).
Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Connor Waldon replaces Michael Smith.
Foul by Alex Smith (Swindon Town).
Ben Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Alex Smith.
Foul by Alex Smith (Swindon Town).
Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James McEveley.
James McEveley (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).
Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

Booking

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).
Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Nathan Byrne replaces Nathan Thompson because of an injury.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jack Stephens.
Ben Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Alex Smith (Swindon Town).
Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).
Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Louis Thompson replaces Ben Gladwin.
Foul by Miles Storey (Swindon Town).
Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stephen McGinn replaces Stefan Scougall.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, Sheffield United 1. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stefan Scougall.
Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Jack Stephens (Swindon Town).
Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Michael Smith (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3926854786
2Brentford3824862780
3Leyton Orient40221083576
4Rotherham39211262875
5Preston40201551875
6Peterborough3818416758
7Swindon4016915557
8Walsall40141412456
9MK Dons4016717255
10Sheff Utd3814915-251
11Port Vale3915618-1351
12Bradford39111513248
13Coventry39161013148
14Gillingham3914619-1248
15Bristol City40101614-146
16Crawley36111312-646
17Oldham40111118-1244
18Colchester39101316-943
19Notts County4012424-1540
20Tranmere39101019-2240
21Carlisle39101019-2240
22Crewe40101020-2840
23Shrewsbury4081418-1438
24Stevenage3910821-2038
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