Sheffield United strengthen place at top of League One with win at Swindon
Sheffield United strengthened their position at the top of League One with a 4-2 win 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.
Lavery 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.
United were stunned seven minutes later after 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.
Source : PA