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Swindon Town 1-0 Tranmere Rovers

Swindon's impressive home record continued when Dany N'Guessan's penalty condemned Tranmere to a fourth straight league defeat.

N'Guessan slotted home from the spot when Alex Pritchard was brought down by Tom Hateley after half an hour.

Rovers soon responded and almost levelled when Liam Ridehalgh's drive was well saved by Wes Foderingham.

The hosts looked likely to double their lead, but a fingertip save from Owain Fon Williams denied Massimo Luongo.

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Post-match: Swindon boss Cooper

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"We have to get used to the fact that teams are going to put everybody behind the ball to start the game with.

I thought we totally dominated the first 45 minutes. If you don't get that second goal it becomes tense but we had chances to kill the game off.

I asked the players for a clean sheet before the game, I said to them if they get a clean sheet today they win the game.

Over the course of the season you get games when you can't play at the top of your game but it's important you win the game."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 5Hall
  • 14McEveley
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 90mins
  • 22Ward
  • 3ByrneSubstituted forAjoseat 84'minutes
  • 11Pritchard
  • 4Luongo
  • 15Kasim
  • 12N'GuessanSubstituted forEl-Gabbasat 79'minutes
  • 9Ranger

Substitutes

  • 25Belford
  • 19Thompson
  • 23Barthram
  • 33Ajose
  • 29Branco
  • 24Cox
  • 34El-Gabbas

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 20McNulty
  • 4Taylor
  • 5Goodison
  • 23RidehalghSubstituted forBell-Baggieat 87'minutes
  • 14Atkinson
  • 9LoweBooked at 85mins
  • 6HateleySubstituted forRoweat 81'minutes
  • 17Power
  • 19SodjeSubstituted forStocktonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Stockton
  • 11Bell-Baggie
  • 24Morris
  • 7Thompson
  • 12Rowe
  • 13Ramsbottom
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
7,889

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.
Foul by Darren Ward (Swindon Town).
Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mohammed El-Gabbas (Swindon Town).
Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).
Foul by Mohammed El-Gabbas (Swindon Town).
Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Abdulai Bell-Baggie replaces Liam Ridehalgh.
Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).
Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Owain Williams.
Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Nicholas Ajose replaces Nathan Byrne.
Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).
Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Rowe replaces Tom Hateley.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Mohammed El-Gabbas replaces Dany N'Guessan.
Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).
Attempt blocked. Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by James McEveley.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Akpo Sodje.
Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).
Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).
Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).
Attempt saved. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).
Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Grant Hall (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Akpo Sodje (Tranmere Rovers).
Attempt saved. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).
Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).
Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).
Hand ball by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

Second Half

Second Half begins Swindon Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.
Attempt saved. Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).
Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).
goal

As It Stood

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4Bradford106311321
5Preston10541719
6Rotherham10541519
7MK Dons10442516
8Crawley10442316
9Walsall10433115
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12Port Vale10424-214
13Carlisle10334-912
14Colchester10253-411
15Shrewsbury10163-39
16Gillingham10235-49
17Oldham10226-38
18Coventry1052357
19Notts County10217-67
20Bristol City10064-66
21Crewe10136-176
22Sheff Utd10127-105
23Stevenage10127-115
24Tranmere10127-125
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