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Swindon Town 1-0 Brentford

Louis Thompson

Swindon Town earned a surprising victory over promotion-chasing Brentford thanks to a first half Louis Thompson goal.

The Robins earned a penalty when Alex Pritchard was felled by Alan McCormack but David Button denied Michael Smith.

The hosts were ahead on half-time when Jonathan Douglas gave the ball away and Thompson coolly slotted home.

Brentford finished with 10 men when Adam Forshaw was shown a second yellow for a foul on Rafael Rossi Branco.

The result is Brentford's first loss in five but they remain in second spot, seven points ahead of third-placed Leyton Orient.

Swindon move up to seventh place, seven points off the play-offs.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

Mark Cooper

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Post-match: Swindon manager Cooper

"It was a proper game - like a cup final, end to end. Neither team left anything in the tank.

"I thought first-half we were very, very good. We played a system that tried to catch them on the break, we probably could have killed the game by half-time.

"Second-half we gave away too much possession, we didn't keep the ball well enough.

"Once they got in the lead they had that mindset that they were desperate to hang on to it."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4228955193
2Brentford4226972987
3Leyton Orient42231183980
4Rotherham42221372879
5Preston42211652379
6Peterborough42214171067
7Swindon4217916560
8MK Dons4217718158
9Port Vale4217619-1357
10Walsall42141414256
11Sheff Utd41151115-156
12Bradford42111714150
13Bristol City42111714050
14Coventry42161115-149
15Crawley40121315-749
16Gillingham4214622-1948
17Oldham41121118-1147
18Colchester42111318-1146
19Tranmere41121019-2046
20Notts County4213425-1543
21Carlisle41111020-2643
22Crewe42111021-2943
23Shrewsbury4291419-1441
24Stevenage4210923-2239
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