Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Swindon Town 0.
Sheffield United boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with a vital win against Swindon at Bramall Lane.
Jose Baxter got the all-important goal - his second in a week - nodding home Ryan Flynn's flick-on midway through the second half.
Baxter was earlier denied by Wes Foderingham in the Robins' goal, while Chris Porter's shot hit a post.
For Swindon, Nicky Ajose drew a smart save from George Long before he teed up Ryan Mason who was also denied by Long.
The victory takes Sheffield United two points clear of the bottom four and stretched their unbeaten record to four matches.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:
"Our performance was good in parts. We just wanted the lads to be a little positive.
"I thought we started the game well, lost our way at the end of the first half but came out in the second half very positive and deserved the win.
"It was a very good goal. It might have looked scrappy but it was a great header to get it back across the goalkeeper from where he was.
"We should've done more to go and get the second goal."
Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:
"We spoke at half-time about making sure we started the second-half well and we didn't for some reason.
"Our better players kept giving the ball away and we gave a little bit of momentum to Sheffield United.
"I felt we didn't look as though we were ever going to concede a goal, but we didn't look as though we were going to score a goal.
"We're trying to find a balance away from home between attacking and making sure we stay in games."
- 29McMahonBooked at 70mins
- 4WhiteSubstituted forHillat 78'minutes
- 8DoyleBooked at 45mins
- 9PorterSubstituted forMillerat 85'minutes
- 23MurphySubstituted forBrandyat 72'minutes
- 2ThompsonBooked at 30minsSubstituted forByrneat 53'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 15KasimSubstituted forHarleyat 70'minutes
- 19ThompsonSubstituted forN'Guessanat 74'minutes
- 29Rossi Branco
- Scott Duncan
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Swindon Town 0.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Neill Collins.
Hand ball by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).
Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).
Ryan Mason (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Grant Hall.
Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Shaun Miller replaces Chris Porter.
Attempt missed. Febian Brandy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Matthew Hill replaces Aidan White.
Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).
James McEveley (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Swindon Town. Dany N'Guessan replaces Louis Thompson.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Febian Brandy replaces Jamie Murphy.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Anthony McMahon.
Substitution, Swindon Town. Ryan Harley replaces Yaser Kasim.
Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.