League One
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Sheffield United 4-0 Swindon Town

Mark Duffy
Mark Duffy took his goal tally to five for the season with Sheffield United

Sheffield United continued their promotion push with a decisive win over Swindon at Bramall Lane.

Mark Duffy bagged a brace while Paul Coutts and substitute Caolan Lavery also scored as the Blades moved second in League One.

The visitors had the better of the opening exchanges but the hosts grew into the game with creative midfielder Duffy at the centre of the action.

Level at half-time, United started the second period with greater urgency and were ahead after 52 minutes.

Duffy's sliced shot was initially saved by Lawrence Vigouroux, but the goalkeeper spilled the ball and was unable to prevent it crossing the line.

The Blades had a second two minutes later as Duffy laid the ball off for Coutts, who smashed home from 16 yards.

Duffy's second and United's third after an hour put the game beyond Swindon, as he slotted past Vigouroux from Billy Sharp's cross.

It was 4-0 when substitute Lavery found the far corner from close range in the 77th minute.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 18FreemanBooked at 7mins
  • 5O'Connell
  • 6Basham
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 24Lafferty
  • 4Fleck
  • 15CouttsBooked at 67mins
  • 21DuffySubstituted forScougallat 85'minutes
  • 10SharpSubstituted forClarkeat 78'minutes
  • 11DoneSubstituted forLaveryat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 8Scougall
  • 9Lavery
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 13Wright
  • 14Brown
  • 27Clarke

Swindon

  • 1VigourouxBooked at 60mins
  • 7DoughtySubstituted forHyltonat 45'minutes
  • 4ThomasBooked at 25mins
  • 5Rodgers
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 83mins
  • 10GoddardSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 28Jones
  • 20Furlong
  • 33Norris
  • 9ObikaSubstituted forDelfounesoat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Henry
  • 15Smith
  • 17Sharpe
  • 18Evans
  • 22Murray
  • 23Delfouneso
  • 24Hylton
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
19,196

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home25
Away4
Shots on Target
Home19
Away1
Corners
Home14
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 4, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 4, Swindon Town 0.

Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Mark Duffy.

Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Conor Thomas.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Basham.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Lloyd Jones.

Attempt blocked. Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Leon Clarke replaces Billy Sharp.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 4, Swindon Town 0. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Attempt saved. Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

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

Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town).

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

Luke Norris (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Caolan Lavery replaces Matt Done.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Tom Smith replaces John Goddard.

Booking

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Lloyd Jones.

Attempt saved. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town).

Attempt saved. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe21135343202344
2Sheff Utd21125438221641
3Bolton20124424121240
4Bradford219932718936
5Rochdale2110383027333
6Peterborough2095633231032
7Fleetwood219573327632
8Southend218762928131
9Bristol Rovers218673337-430
10Wimbledon217863025529
11Charlton2061042619728
12Millwall208483232028
13Northampton217683130127
14Oxford Utd217682525027
15Port Vale217682632-627
16Gillingham207582932-326
17Walsall216872430-626
18MK Dons216692630-424
19Swindon2165102132-1123
20Bury2162133042-1220
21Coventry2147101828-1019
22Oldham203981222-1018
23Chesterfield2153132639-1318
24Shrewsbury2146112034-1418
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