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Swindon Town 2-4 Sheffield United

Jay O'Shea
Jay O'Shea's goal was his first since joining the Blades on loan from Chesterfield

Sheffield United strengthened their position at the top of League One with victory over relegation-haunted Swindon at the County Ground.

United took the lead on 29 minutes when Caolan Lavery seized on a mix-up in the Swindon defence to slot home.

And he turned provider six minutes later as his driven cross was smashed in from close range by Kieron Freeman.

Top-scorer Billy Sharp almost made it 3-0 but narrowly failed to get on the end of Jack O'Connell's teasing centre.

Charlie Colkett reduced the deficit within a minute of the re-start with a long-range shot and United were stunned seven minutes later when Ben Gladwin rifled home an equaliser from the edge of the penalty area.

Swindon's joy was short-lived as the Blades retook the lead on 58 minutes through Jay O'Shea's close-range strike after more poor defending from the hosts.

Paul Coutts sealed the win in stoppage-time from the penalty spot after Samir Carruthers had been fouled by Colkett.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 12Henry
  • 2Thompson
  • 25Conroy
  • 29Branco
  • 21Dabo
  • 23Ince
  • 7GladwinSubstituted forNorrisat 84'minutes
  • 20Colkett
  • 10Goddard
  • 19Ajose
  • 9Obika

Substitutes

  • 4C Thomas
  • 5Rodgers
  • 14Iandolo
  • 22Starkey
  • 33Norris
  • 36Twine
  • 39Simpson

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 6BashamBooked at 61mins
  • 5O'Connell
  • 18Freeman
  • 4Fleck
  • 15Coutts
  • 24Lafferty
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forHansonat 71'minutes
  • 9LaverySubstituted forCarruthersat 57'minutes
  • 10SharpSubstituted forWrightat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 7McNulty
  • 11Done
  • 13Wright
  • 16Hanson
  • 32Chapman
  • 44Carruthers
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
7,012

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Sheffield United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Sheffield United 4.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).

Attempt saved. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 2, Sheffield United 4. Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Sheffield United. Samir Carruthers draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jake M Wright replaces Billy Sharp.

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town).

Samir Carruthers (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rohan Ince (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Luke Norris replaces Ben Gladwin.

Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Dion Conroy (Swindon Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Samir Carruthers (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. John Goddard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Sheffield United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Attempt saved. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

Attempt saved. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jonathan Obika.

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Foul by James Hanson (Sheffield United).

Dion Conroy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Samir Carruthers (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town).

Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. James Hanson replaces Jay O'Shea.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Attempt blocked. John Goddard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. John Goddard (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd37229671422975
2Fleetwood371910855361967
3Bolton36199854312366
4Scunthorpe3818101065442164
5Bradford381518550351563
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend3715121055451057
8Bristol Rovers381412125657-154
9Walsall381314114546-153
10Oxford Utd36157144741652
11Peterborough38149155353051
12Wimbledon371214114946350
13Rochdale35148135150150
14Northampton38147175661-549
15Charlton381017114844447
16Gillingham381112155063-1345
17MK Dons371111154749-244
18Bury38128185764-744
19Shrewsbury371110164051-1143
20Oldham381013152537-1243
21Port Vale35911153956-1738
22Swindon3899203957-1836
23Chesterfield3889213661-2533
24Coventry37511213058-2826
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