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Swindon Town 1-0 Tranmere Rovers

Dany N'Guessan

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
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Darren Ward (Swindon Town).

  4. Post update

    Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Mohammed El-Gabbas (Swindon Town).

  6. Post update

    Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers).

  9. Booking

    Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mohammed El-Gabbas (Swindon Town).

  13. Post update

    Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Abdulai Bell-Baggie replaces Liam Ridehalgh.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

  16. Post update

    Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Owain Williams.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  19. Booking

    Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) has gone down, but that's a dive.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient108202571826
2Peterborough108112281425
3Wolves108112061425
4Bradford106312181321
5Preston105411710719
6Rotherham105411611519
7MK Dons104421712516
8Crawley104421714316
9Walsall104331110115
10Brentford104331213-115
11Swindon104241613314
12Port Vale104241315-214
13Carlisle103341019-912
14Colchester10253913-411
15Shrewsbury101631013-39
16Gillingham102351317-49
17Oldham102261316-38
18Coventry10523231857
19Notts County102171319-67
20Bristol City100641521-66
21Crewe10136825-176
22Sheff Utd10127616-105
23Stevenage10127718-115
24Tranmere10127921-125
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