Swindon 2-4 Sheff Utd: Match Report

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14 March 2017

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.


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