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Coventry City 1-2 Swindon Town

Michael Smith's injury-time winner kept Swindon's League One play-offs hopes alive with victory at Coventry.

The away side took the lead on eight minutes when poor City defending left Tottenham-loanee Alex Pritchard unmarked to fire in from 12 yards out.

Coventry drew level just before the break when John Fleck beat two players and scored from the edge of the area.

But Smith headed the winner in the third minute of added time after Jay McEveley's cross from the right.

The result leaves Swindon just four points off the play-offs, while Coventry remain without a win in their last four games.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Post-match: Swindon manager Cooper

"[It's] a fantastic way to win a game. I think on the balance of play, probably what we deserved.

"I thought first half we totally dominated the game. We bossed the possession against a really good football team.

"They turned it into more of a scrap in the second half, they tried to press us a little bit higher.

"Michael Smith runs 90 yards and wins the ball back in the bottom corner, 30 seconds later he's heading it in the back of the net."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Christie
  • 19Willis
  • 6Thomas
  • 4Webster
  • 24ClarkeBooked at 86mins
  • 8BakerSubstituted forMcGeouchat 71'minutes
  • 12Prutton
  • 20Wilson
  • 10DelfounesoSubstituted forEcclestonat 69'minutes
  • 7Fleck

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 9Eccleston
  • 11McGeouch
  • 13Burge
  • 15Seaborne
  • 26Marshall
  • 27Robinson

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2Thompson
  • 14McEveleyBooked at 51mins
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 41Archibald-Henville
  • 40Stephens
  • 39GladwinSubstituted forStoreyat 87'minutes
  • 4Luongo
  • 28SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 3Byrne
  • 11Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 7Harley
  • 17Waldon
  • 20Storey
  • 23Barthram
  • 24Cox
  • 25Belford
  • 33Barker
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,091

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Swindon Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Swindon Town 2.

Booking

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

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Swindon Town 2. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by James McEveley with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by David Prutton (Coventry City).

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Eccleston (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Miles Storey replaces Ben Gladwin.

Booking

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

Michael Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Nathan Eccleston (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Nathan Eccleston (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Prutton.

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Eccleston (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Dylan McGeouch replaces Carl Baker.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Nathan Eccleston replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves43299582295396
2Brentford43279767373090
3Leyton Orient432311979413880
4Rotherham432213881552679
5Preston432116663412279
6Peterborough43214186455967
7Swindon43189166155663
8Port Vale43186195870-1260
9Sheff Utd421611154343059
10MK Dons43177195858058
11Walsall431415144644257
12Crawley421413154650-455
13Bradford431217145351253
14Bristol City431217146665153
15Gillingham43156225774-1751
16Oldham421311184757-1050
17Coventry431611167274-249
18Colchester431113194860-1246
19Tranmere431210215175-2446
20Crewe431210215279-2746
21Carlisle421111204268-2644
22Notts County43134266076-1643
23Shrewsbury43914203955-1641
24Stevenage43109244265-2339
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