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Swindon Town 5-2 Sheffield United

Michael Smith
Swindon striker Michael Smith scored his fourth league goal this season

Michael Smith scored twice for Swindon before they held off a second-half fightback from Sheffield United to record a convincing victory.

Smith put the hosts ahead and doubled their lead from the spot after Neill Collins felled Massimo Luongo.

Jonathan Obika bagged a third soon after before Mark McNulty and Ben Davies looked to put United back in it.

But Andy Williams slotted home and Louis Thompson struck from outside the area to seal an emphatic home win.

Smith's brace takes his tally up to four goals this season, with his first coming after just 13 minutes courtesy of Thompson's through-ball.

The win sees Swindon move up to fourth in League One with the Blades slipping to tenth.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Clough on Swindon v Sheffield United

"We were poor defensively. We need some help in the centre-half department, which we have been talking about since Harry Maguire left.

"Going forward, we scored two goals away from home. That should be enough to get you a point.

"The 18 here today is the only 18 we've got fit."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2Thompson
  • 6Turnbull
  • 29BrancoSubstituted forLelanat 76'minutes
  • 8KasimBooked at 31mins
  • 11B Smith
  • 3Byrne
  • 19Thompson
  • 4LuongoSubstituted forReevesat 73'minutes
  • 9Smith
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forWilliamsat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Williams
  • 14Reeves
  • 15Lelan
  • 16Waldon
  • 18Barker
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 2Alcock
  • 17McGahey
  • 19McEveley
  • 15CollinsSubstituted forHarrisat 88'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 16DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 6BashamBooked at 51minsSubstituted forReedat 56'minutes
  • 12McNulty
  • 9Murphy
  • 10ScougallBooked at 30minsSubstituted forFlynnat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 7Flynn
  • 14McGinn
  • 18Porter
  • 21Higdon
  • 22Reed
  • 24Turner
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
7,536

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 5, Sheffield United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 5, Sheffield United 2.

Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Louis Reed (Sheffield United).

Booking

Ben Davies (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Davies (Sheffield United).

Michael Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Alcock (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Robert Harris replaces Neill Collins.

Andy Williams (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jake Reeves.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 5, Sheffield United 2. Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Yaser Kasim.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

Attempt missed. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Yaser Kasim.

Andy Williams (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 4, Sheffield United 2. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Louis Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Josh Lelan replaces Raphael Rossi Branco because of an injury.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jake Reeves replaces Massimo Luongo.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 3, Sheffield United 2. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Flynn.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Mark Howard.

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 3, Sheffield United 1. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Andy Williams replaces Jonathan Obika.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Ryan Flynn replaces Stefan Scougall.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 3, Sheffield United 0. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brad Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Louis Reed replaces Chris Basham.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City96301871121
2MK Dons851221111016
3Peterborough9513139416
4Swindon84311710715
5Chesterfield84221511414
6Bradford94231210214
7Rochdale9414169713
8Preston8341149513
9Fleetwood934297213
10Sheff Utd84131112-113
11Coventry93331010012
12Gillingham93331112-112
13Yeovil93331012-212
14Oldham925299011
15Doncaster8323911-211
16Notts County824276110
17Leyton Orient824288010
18Crawley9315412-810
19Barnsley8233131309
20Walsall9153610-48
21Port Vale92251016-68
22Scunthorpe9216820-127
23Colchester9135913-46
24Crewe8116821-134
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