League One
SwindonSwindon Town5Sheff UtdSheffield United2

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:

"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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2Thompson
  • 6Turnbull
  • 29Rossi BrancoSubstituted 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 5, Sheffield United 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Louis Reed (Sheffield United).

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (Sheffield United).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Craig Alcock (Sheffield United).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Robert Harris replaces Neill Collins.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jake Reeves.

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Yaser Kasim.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.